Specialize, they say
I’ve been reading a lot about how to make your way in this crazy world of people who make web sites. Several authorities have suggested that, especially when starting out, it’s a good idea to specialize in one particular niche.
I’ve decided to concentrate on WordPress development for several reasons:
- WordPress is one of the most popular blogging and CMS systems out there today.
- In the hands of an expert, WP can be extremely flexible.
- WP is easy to get started with, but difficult to master. Inexperienced users often require expert assistance in customization.
- I’m already using it for this site, and have at least one more site in development using it.
- The skills used in creating wordpress themes (XHTML, CSS, PHP) are all applicable to generic web design uses – I’m not boxing myself in.
The plan for now is to keep practicing with custom wordpress themes. First up is a redesign of this site. Yep, it’s only a couple of weeks old and it’s already on the chopping block. What can I say? Sometimes I’m a perfectionist.