After 12 years in business I closed Brettrospective Media’s virtual doors in mid-2017.
As I rekindled my blog I realized its custom theme hadn’t been touched in nearly seven years so as I design and develop the new one I plan to document my decisions and the things I learn here.
With an already demanding full-time job, I was burning the candle at both ends trying to meet the needs of my clients and the demands of my job and in early 2013 I burnt out.
Because I was already using ExpressionEngine on a daily basis, I felt that I needed to use WordPress on a website that I would also work with daily so that I would become equally as familiar with it. And so I chose WordPress to be the CMS for brettro.com.
Learn how integrating the Subversion (SVN) version control system into the Brettro workflow both formalized and streamlined its website production.
Brettro outlines the main differences in skill sets required between web designers and graphic designers, but wants you to weigh in.
My first instinct was to quash the emotions I had about Steve Jobs' death because it seemed unnatural to be so moved by the death of someone I did not personally know. But then I realized that he had been present for over two-thirds of my life.
Yep. While it did not take an actual nine months to develop the design, write the code and move the content into WordPress, the Brettro website always took a back seat to both my client work and my full-time job.
Take a teaser look at versions 1 and 2 of the new Brettro website design. And stay tuned to see more teaser shots. Shot 1: June 5, 2011 Shot 2: June 11, 2011
I'm well on my way to executing my Three Step Plan of becoming more familiar with and better at coding for two brilliantly executed, powerhouse web publishing platforms, honing my design skills and preparing better content, continuing my education and becoming an active, beneficial voice in the community.