As you have already noticed, my site is up and running, and officially my first finished project. I kept it simple because I needed a site up right away, and I only really wanted to showcase my work.
Things I’ve Learned
1. A requirements document helps. I had been at a standstill for a while, but after writing the details out about my pages and what I wanted each to do, I was able to get my pages up a great deal faster. You can see a copy of my requirements document on my personal work page.
2. Plugins are your friends. WordPress has a wide range of plugins for just about anything you would need to make your webpage stand out. The unique thing about WordPress is that it allows anyone to put up a site without any webdesign background. However, you do have a unique advantage if that is your background.
3. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. If you’re confused as to how to use a plugin, or modify one of your wordpress pages, then the help forums are a great resource. Chances are someone has already been through what you’re going through now. If you can’t find answers there, then Google and Youtube are excellent resources as well.