WordPress Isn’t What I Want

Feb 25 – 1:00pm – I’m at my house and have WordPress opened but I’m watching Photoshop and Dreamweaver tutorials, knowing that…

WordPress Isn’t What I Want

      Sure, with WordPress it’s super easy to use and it takes no time at all to get a blog post up, but that’s where it ends for me. No matter what templates I find…they all just seem kind the same. I know I’m not gonna create some amazing site in a week…but I will have created it and it will be what I want. Kinda. I just want it to look and feel mine and I’m not getting that at all with WordPress. Every site that is based around WordPress seems the same to me and it sucks. That’s not what I want. I want my own custom background, in my own colors, with my own gradient, with my own fonts & pictures all over the place. I want the text to be exactly where I want it to be…again, I just want it to be mine.

      A big part of this too is that I Really want to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Dreamweaver. Shit…I just got to relating this to school. When I was in college I didn’t really want to be there, so I didn’t really take anything away from it. Now I want to learn, I just don’t really have a teacher. I know I would absorb the shit out of all the information…I just don’t have the classroom.

      The hardest part sometimes is not knowing exactly what I want to do…or rather not knowing how to word it right so I can search for and learn about it. So I guess I do have the classroom, being Google, YouTube, etc; I just don’t know what courses to take…sometimes. -Get what I’m sayin? I tend to get way ahead of myself too, as far as trying to learn these programs. I get an idea for something I’d like to do but have no clue how to actually make it happen…then I’ll start researching it. When that happens I just end up wasting time because the info, techniques, etc; are way too advanced for me right now. Like everything else…I feel like I’ve spent so many hours doing “research” but have spent so little time actually putting the stuff into practice.

      Right now I’m gonna open up Photoshop and make a background, some kind of temporary header, and navigation menus. Of course, after that I’m gonna have to get those “pictures” into Dreamweaver and make it all into a working site. -And yeah, I’ll be watching a bunch of different tutorials from a bunch of different people/places while I’m doing all of this. If you have any easy to follow video tutorials please let me know by Emailing Me or leaving a comment.

      This is one of those things where I’m getting way ahead of myself, but in the end I have a pretty good idea of what I want my home page to look like. Or more specifically, most of the content I want on it. The thing is, I don’t know how to get it done. What I want to do is: I want to be able to add content to a random page and the have it update on the main index.html in it’s own section. There will be a few different sections, and inside each section will be a certain number of the most recent “posts” that belong in that section/category. Very similar to what WordPress does actually, but I want more than just one long list of blog posts. Plus, again, for some reason I’m really trying to get away from WordPress. If I can just get that {grab a bit of content from here47.html and put it [here] on the homepage} functionality, and be able to do it multiple times from multiple places…then I’d be golden. I’d be so much more confident in what I’m doing. -Just Knowing that my site Can be what I want it to be will be a great feeling.

      If you have any ideas or suggestion you can Email Me or hit me up on Twitter at @TheLoonacyBin or @CtrldLoonacy