Honestly – nothing beats down the motivation to get a website going than CSS challenges. This website is extremely important to me: I’m trying to (re-)establish myself and my work online with this site as my home base (“my online studio”), and it’s hard to feel inspired to get content up if the framework isn’t doing what you need it to do.
I come from the old skool HTML website generation of the early 2000’s. We built our sites using tables and frames *cringe* and while we already used WordPress way back then, we built our own layouts around WordPress Codex, with ease. That time is gooooone: it’s all about themes and CSS now, and if you want things the way you want them but don’t understand CSS, you’re stuck with defaults – never a good thing for a creative and perfectionist person.
Luckily, the one thing my HTML background gave me is at least the ability to look at a website’s skeleton and understand its parts, allowing me to slowly but logically dissect its layers and their properties. So while it took me far too many hours, I at least managed to grasp the problem, eventually coming to a solution on my own.
So now it (namely the blog) functions as I want it to. The next step is getting it to look good, put my personality into it, decide on what I want this place to exude. But that will come in time. Now, a well deserved break from computers!