So I have been doing some website renovations as of late, spicing things up. I like to add new features and functionality to my website from time to time, like a project I am trying to perfect.
This is nothing new to me since I have been working on websites since I was 11. It all started with a simple Sailor Mars fan site on Expage. Then I moved on to Geocities, Homestead and finally self-hosted . Continuing with my anime fan sites, Digimon, first Mimi, then Rika, then a combination of the two, like Brangelina.
I became very proficient in teaching myself html design and the lingo of designing webpages. I wasn’t the most efficient nor the best, but I did enjoy it hence why I choose to study Computer Science in college. However, I eventually stopped website design around 2003 during my last years of high school and didn’t start up again until the birth of heynadine.com in 2008.
HeyNadine.com is currently my only website and it is my first venture into WordPress, which is a whole other world to me. Most of what I learned back in the early 2000′s is obsolete now so I am back on the learning curve. Forever learning, ever perfecting, but I do enjoy it. It is the littlest snippets of satisfaction I get every time I add another piece of content, introduce a new feature, or finally get some bit of code to work.
My website is my baby. I cherish it and nurture it and I want to see it grow and expand. That’s why I am always updating it, changing up the layout or adding plugins and widgets. Just the other night I started browsing themes again; if I changed this one over it would be heynadine.com theme number 8 I believe. Mainly I change the themes up because I get bored with the current one, or I am looking for more functionality than what my current one offers. Either way, I am always adding, changing and hopefully improving things for the better.
heynadine.com banners over the years
My goals for my website are to have my content more easily searchable, scalable and consumable. I am a visual person and I like graphics and videos and lots of colour. There is honestly a wealth of very interesting and exciting blog posts and video posts from over the last 4 years on this website.
I always want to make sure that you, my readers are also enjoying my website. So I am looking for feedback:
- What features do you like?
- Which ones do you not care for, or find distracting or useless?
- What would you like added to my site?
Let’s have a conversation and not make these boring website update posts so, well, boring. So please, I encourage you to spend a bit of time browsing my site and exploring all the posts. Tell me what you like so then I can add more!