Hello world!

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Hi, thanks for visiting my site. I am a web designer and developer based in Nottingham, UK. I work at the National Space Centre in Leicester, as part of NSC Creative, and I also make my own projects for clients or for myself. You can read more about my work over at the ‘Sample Page‘.

I decided to make a new website to show off some of my work, and to start blogging some tutorials, mainly about projects I’ve made with Google Maps, and some other things too like Zoetropes.

Hang on a mo, this is just another WordPress site!

It’s just the ready loaded template, with the sample page and blog post edited a bit. It’s even got the comment from Mr. WordPress on it!

I know, but there’s a reason for that!

At work, we’ve been working on a multisite project with a client, and we are using WordPress, for ease of creating a network of sites and ‘broadcasting’ pages from a main site to the sub-sites (I’ll blog about it down the line). I’ve been making themes and templates for the sites, and wanted to bring some of that into this new site.

I decided it would be interesting to build the site live, and to blog the process as I go, from site-mapping and UI, to content development, branding and imagery. I love looking at beautifully made websites, but I sometimes want to see the working out, the paths taken and not taken. So, this is deliberately a work in progress, and will develop as I make changes. I’ve launched it from almost the point it is installed, so that new design, content and structure are visible, to hopefully shine a light on the process of making the finished site. Eventually, the site will have its own theme, alongside my own content.

I’ll keep the blog posts up once the site is live, and continue to document changes, new things and ideas. Hopefully some of the posts will be useful as tutorials, or just as ways to get some info about the process.

Thanks for visiting,

Gareth x