Trying to redesign this website is a real pain, I must say. I’m keeping the optimism as high as I can, but with so many options… I am, I’m overwhelmed.
The real problem is trying to determine what differences themes have in and of each other and how they will look with my website. Some themes come with these nifty backgrounds and header images, but it’s not like I’d be retaining any of that. A) I’m not supposed to, B) I don’t necessarily want to, C) it’s that much harder to see past the funky stuff to the basic elements. I’ve been trying to keep that in mind when scoping through hundreds upon thousands of options.
I’ve decided, however, to stick to the themes directly available through WordPress because they’re most likely to be compatible and safe. I didn’t want this to still look like a blog, though, but I only know so much HTML, and I guess whether I like it or not, that is the primary function of this site so far…
Having to redesign every element of my site is also frustrating. I’ve already redesigned my header image, for example, three times, at least, and I’ve got a couple other options waiting in the wings. But I don’t know if I’ll have to create yet another to jive with whatever mood or feel or aesthetic I pursue in this next installation.
Am I overthinking this? Probably. Am I getting ahead of myself? Sure. Your point?
I know I’m being a little melodramatic. It felt good to vent and whine a little bit. Maybe now I can keep on keepin’ on and get through the first steps of the redesign process.