pardon the stink but I feel like venting.
I installed wordpress today. the intention was to go in, customize the design I did in photoshop a bit and be up and running within two hours. I am an art director working for a large ad agency. a designer by trade, I never bothered much with coding. yeah, I know basic html and that is that. and why bother. I do tv. I remember having had a blog a couple years ago, I essentially threw a page together and replaced the dummy text with tags where the software should place the entries, headlines and so on. easy, I thought. two hours and I'll be done.
of course I failed miserably. programming is tough. css is tough.
and all those files now needed for the themes? they might be a lot easier for updates and daily fixes but you know what? I only need to do this once or twice and when I initially looked at this heap of files, I was intimidated and lost. it's a steep learning curve. I don't think of myself as the most easily intimidated user. I was willing to sit down and read a bit about it. but I gave up.
my rant is about themes. I am doomed to use them. I am doomed to use something someone else has designed and programmed that anyone else can use and that a few probably do. I feel my individuality is being crushed.
I wished there was a simpler option.
I wished it was 2000 again.
when all it took were a few ah-ha moments and you had the thing doing what you wanted it to.
maybe I am missing something?
has simplicity really fallen by the wayside?