In keeping with my resolution from last month, here’s a rundown of what I’ve accomplished this past October, things I plan to add to the site this November, and things I’m dreaming of making or doing in the future.
What I’ve Done
On This Site
- Added 2 projects to my portfolio:
- Wrote two blog posts:
- Added back the intro section/navigation at the top of the project pages. Don’t they look gorgeous? (Pro tip: click on one of the tag labels to change the Previous/Next navigation to that topic.)
- Added back my Social Profiles menu at the top right. Follow my Facebook page!
- As of now, the WordPress theme used on this site is a custom child theme based off of ThemeFusion’s Avada theme. While Avada has served me well for over two years, I’ve been itching to write a theme of my own using my newfound WordPress knowledge. So I’ve started writing one from scratch. I’ll share what I have so far shortly.
In Other News…
- I bought myself a brand-new MacBook Air yesterday, which means I can finally start to improve my web/app development workflow (yaaay! ?). Gone are the days of standalone FTP site edits from school-issued Chromebooks.
Coming Up Next On This Site
- More projects to add to my portfolio, including Khan Academy projects and music compositions from the past five years.
- More blog posts.
- Mini-tutorials. Want to make a meme with CSS? Stay tuned!
- Revival of the Isotope filters on the projects page, from before the site rebuild in July.
- A brand new Experiments menu! I’ll write a blog post about it to go along with the release.
- SVG-ified lead images for project pages.
Things I Want To Do
On This Site
- Sell an album.
- Rewrite all the text on my already existing project pages (I cringe at my writing style from two years ago).
- Revive the Easter Eggs project from before the site rebuild in July.
- Add to my About page.
- Finish my WordPress theme.
- Rewrite the Transcolors App using Swift and SpriteKit. With my new Mac, this should hopefully be a breeze.
- Turn some of my artwork into T-shirts and other memorabilia.
- Open-source Amuse, a project I’m keeping secret for now.
Things To Learn
- Other web development tools