I present to you Lebensart, a beginner’s portfolio-style site. Lebensart is a German word meaning lifestyle, or way of life. This is a tentative title, like much of the site itself, and I chose it to immediately convey my passion for the German language as well as the overall theme of the site as a collection of my thoughts and ideas.
My goal for this first course of the certificate program was to discover WordPress as a content management system in order to house some of my projects that can’t really be displayed on a resume. In addition, the process of creating a blog was incredibly valuable in helping me learn the basics of WordPress, how to create content that is visually appealing and functional, the importance of considering your audience, and–most importantly–it got me to write, which is something I find incredibly rewarding but at the same time difficult and at times frustrating. This course has given me a good foundation from which to grow my knowledge of WordPress.
If you are in the same boat as me and have decided to create a portfolio-style site, you may find it interesting to visit my site for some ideas (or not at all!). It is still a work in progress and will be for quite a while.
Depending on what kind of site you have and what kind of content you are writing, it may be helpful to determine and consider the readability of your content. How well do your sentences flow? How do your words interact with one another? These factors, among others, determine how easily readers consume written information. Continue reading
What are some web design trends to consider when creating your new self-hosted WordPress site?
According to an article I read on The Var Guy, web design in 2015 will be dominated by two factors: mobile devices and video content. Continue reading
My initial reaction when setting up my WordPress blog and selecting a theme was: “there are so many and they all look so nice; how can one ever choose?” Well, of course they all look nice. Someone put a great deal of work into creating each theme and the samples are carefully curated to best showcase the theme’s features. Continue reading
I love Instagram. When I first heard about it though, I thought it sounded completely useless: “you mean you can only share a picture, and that’s it?” Shortly after my friend finally convinced me to create an account, I realized that the beauty of Instagram is indeed that you only share pictures.
I came across the following article from the Library Journal about the rapid growth of self-publishing. While brief, the article does raise some interesting points about some of the causes for this rapid growth and offers some speculation for the future.