Hang tight because you are going to see a revamped Pixelita.com in the next few weeks. I have ben flip-flopping between premium Genesis child themes Agency Pro, Beautiful Pro, and Centro Pro, and have decided that as much as I do love the Genesis framework, I am going to roll my own on this one, just as we have been doing since 2005, when Pixelita.com first opened its doors after metamorphosing from WebJones.org.
I chose a bare-bones HTML5 framework which offers nothing in the way of styles whatsoever, but has a lot of other little tricks in this toolbox. My plans for the reworked site, which will still contain the signature “gears” image and our logo, include a three-column big footer, dynamic sidebars, custom post types for the blog, and a few other goodies.
My one gripe about the Genesis framework is that it’s really difficult (at least it is for me) to create a custom page the way WordPress intended, with all of the Genesis hooks. I’ve been working with WordPress since early 2004 (back when all you had was five files, header.php, footer.php, sidebar.php, index.php and style.css! Being in complete control of my site is something I am not wont to give up easily. And I am going to work that functions.php file to death, baby! Stay tuned!
Joni Mueller has been designing web sites for hire since 2003, when she first blew up her web host’s server by insisting on running Greymatter. Since then, Joni has designed for Blogger and Movable Type, TextPattern, WordPress and CMS Made Simple. She lives with her cat and shoe collection in a bucolic old section of Houston called Idylwood. For some strange reason, Joni likes to refer to herself in the third person. When she’s not working on web design, she’s ordering lawyers around. And blogging about it. Or both.