I've built 2 previous WordPress sites and they're working fine. I love WordPress! But those 2 projects were done with a gap of months between. So although I have some experience it still doesn't come second nature - it's like having to start learning again each time. But this year, I'm committing a lot more time to it. But I have 2 important questions I need answering first:
1. How difficult is it to add features such as image roll overs for navigation buttons (using the sliding doors technique rather than image swap), and to include a JQuery image gallery on specific pages?
I'm about to start a new WP job. I want it to be something special and take WP to the limit.
2. What is the best way to develop a WP site. The previous 2 I've done involved developing the site on my own hosting account and transferring it to my clients hosting account. Seems like a step that could be avoided.
I looked at hosting the site with WordPress.com but you're limited in many ways regarding customisation of themes.
Thanks for your advice!