Hey, remember when I wrote
How much do I really know about Web design? Sure, I read a lot of designersâ€™ blogs, but Iâ€™ve got exactly two sites under my belt: this one right here, plus another one for an online RPG Iâ€™m no longer a part of, that I redid maybe six years ago. Thatâ€™s it. Just two. Not a great portfolio. A lot of people will be judging this, and judging me on it. Am I really up for this challenge?
In the last two years I completed the VGVA.com redesign, to much applause; I began and will soon finish another redesign, which introduced me to an honest-to-gawd CMS (WebGUI, to be precise). And yes, I already knew WordPress, but I’d only adopted that in the previous year. Recently I’ve taken on two more projects, one (volunteer) as part of a team of developers, another as the solo tech guy for a fledgling online commercial venture.
I’m fretting especially about project (b), because though it may be possible to implement it in WordPress, we’re still hammering out the requirements and I may have to turn to Drupal. Which would mean learning Drupal. On the other hand I’ve been meaning to do so for a while now, not least of which because it’s an extremely marketable skill, and now I have a good excuse. On the gripping hand it’s intimidating, because the project’s bigger and the stakes are higher.
So yeah, the fears and doubts are still there. The difference is, my comfort zone is much larger now, and I’m getting insecure about bigger and scarier things.
And that, my dears, is progress.