Designing and maintaining the Idylwood Civic Club web site is a pet project I’ve been involved with since around 2007 shortly after I moved into the neighborhood. It was originally created in straight HTML, but I ported it to CMS Made Simple. From there, it moved to WordPress and the Genesis platform (Streamline Pro theme) as the site grew and the users demanded more features, such as members-only areas, complex forms, and the ability to pay dues online.
I spent a few hours this weekend porting the site, which is huge, with 81 pages and 132 posts as of this writing, to GeneratePress, a very well constructed framework I’ve recently discovered and fallen in love with. It has a few limitations, as a blog article will discuss later. But I think overall, creating and adding content to the site, moving forward, will be a lot easier.
The Color Palette
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.