I am guessing it has been about a week’s worth of work, and I have only scratched the surface regarding the overhaul of this website. It is my first shot at coding a WordPress site completely ground-up, so please excuse any bits of oddness. While my initial intention was to utilize WordPress as a means of lessening the work it would take to truly get this site going nicely.. primarily as a means to have a backend without spending ridiculous numbers of hours on coding one up… I soon discovered that stock and 3rd party themes were not going to work (easily) for my needs, so rather than bend them to my will, I decided to try my hand at coding one up myself. Trial, error, swearing, and too many late nights (mornings). As a plus though, and as I was well aware prior to beginning this task, doing what I did affords one a most priceless boon: I know how it works, intimately. Coding existing installations is one thing; ground-up is much more fun!
I feel it is far from finished, and will require many, many hours of work still before it is truly “ready for prime time.” I still need to refine visitor experience, media handling, comment handling, forum integration, streamlining of code, implement fixes, determine structure/content changes, refine/add/subtract graphic aspects, add more content, and more. Plus.. I need to get some music done to make all of this have an actual purpose!!!