Finally our site redesign is live! We’ve have been procrastinating on going live with it since last year , when the first version of the design was ready (Yeah, in retrospect, that design had too much going on), but now we’ve have decided to “eat the frog” and just launch – “You can never arrive at the best version of anything at once”. We like this design alteration much better, so we’ve have decided to go live with version 2.0
We design quite well and extensively with WordPress, and this is the platform we used to design this portfolio site, and It has to be said, some of our initial design and feature implementations have changed since version the first version.
The next step was to put all the design ideas together into a complete design for the site. As It went along, we visited other sites for inspiration and continued to improve on the code and design, but as soon as we got the landing page design right, building the other pages was a breeze.
Customization of the design of the individual pages was a must, blog posts and categories were also redone to give the site a distinct look than what you’ll get from a typical wordpress site.
Our favourite feature is the light/dark mode feature on this project. In summary, we implemented a function that adds a special body class to the wordpress header that you can then customize in your CSS to switch from light to dark mode and vice-versa with exactly the same theme.
When we eventually started building this, Its easy to get stuck in the cycle of constant improvement and never launching, but you have to overcome this perfectionist mentality and Just launch! There are always discover more ideas to implement in any creative work, effectively making it a never-ending project. So knowing when to stop is very important as a designer. As they say, when in doubt, KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid).