Introducing WP Design Trends
Welcome to WP Design Trends. This site is all about website design using WordPress. This post is a short introduction to who I am and what you can expect from this website.
Who I am
I’m Randy A Brown. I’m a WordPress teacher and writer, husband, father, and pastor of a small Church in Athens, TN.
I started creating websites somewhere around 2000. I started with Homestead and soon moved to Microsoft Frontpage. After a few years with Frontpage I moved to Dreamweaver. Not long after learning Dreamweaver I graduated college (my second degree – B.S. in Management with an IT concentration).
After graduating in 2009 I wanted to start a website and chose WordPress just to get started quickly with the idea that I would code one by hand as soon as I had the time. I’ve been a WordPress user ever since. Along the way I was an electronics technician, engineering technician, and industrial engineer. I quit my job in 2014 and started my own business providing content for websites about WordPress, eCommerce, and social media.
I’ve lost count how many blogs I’ve started. My largest blog, BibleBuyingGuide.com, has been running since 2011. My ministry blog, StudiesInScripture.com, has been online since 2009. Since I make my living with WordPress I thought it was time to start a blog where I can discuss WordPress design. I love web development with WordPress. I see web design as the point where science and art meet.
What This Website’s All About
This site focuses on the design of WordPress elements rather than the ‘how to’ of putting a site together. Rather than showing how to create a layout or how to add fonts, it will focus on what makes a great layout and how to know which fonts you need for your design. I’ll handle each element and cover the design using real-world examples and show what works, what doesn’t, and what could be improved.
The goal is to provide you with the information you need to create the best possible design for your audience and boost your success at the same time. The greatest attention is placed on the user experience (UX) and user interface (UI). This website itself will serve as an experiment to improve both UX and UI. This is why there are no sidebars even though, like most blogs, this site will be supported by affiliate links.
I will also include reviews of themes, plugins, books, courses, and services. I’ve been a content creator for many years in various topics and product reviews has become one of my specialties.
This site will also provide news about events, a job board so anyone can post WordPress jobs, interviews with designers/developers, and more. I will also provide services such as content creation and website critiques.
Social Media and Newsletter
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