The New

When we last left our blogger (aka, me), he was talking about how impressed he was with WordPress themes from WooThemes that he was ready to redo almost his entire portfolio.

Well, if you’re reading this on the website, you’re looking at the latest site to get Woo’d – the new

What’s New

If you don’t remember what the old site looked like, you’re probably better off not knowing.

But that’s behind us, and now what was my original website back in 2001 is now looking the best it ever has.

Simplified Focus

To start, I went with a minimalist approach for the main navigation and created two primary areas – Portfolio and Apps.

Limiting things to those two sections means I’m not coming off a scattered as I once was, back when I wanted to try and learn everything under the sun.

New Portfolio Section

One of the great things I like about the new redesign is the updated Portfolio section.

Back in the day, I dreamed of having the free time (Ha!) to list out all the neat features and custom code I had written for all the websites in my portfolio.

Now that I’m older and wiser, I think it’s quality over quantity and the ability to filter out different types of creations in my portfolio is a nice touch.

Another neat feature to add in later is the ability to provide more screenshots for each item in the portfolio, but that’s for another time.

New Apps Section

With the release of my 2nd iPhone/iPad App over the weekend, I’ve officially earned the right to have an Apps section prominently featured on my website.

And just in case you don’t think two Apps is enough, have patience. I have about 3-4 Apps lined up on my project schedule that I hope to finish with the next year, if not sooner.

Share Your Thoughts

There are still a few tweaks I’d like to make, particularly around the new Connect page and that sidebar in the Blog looks pretty empty still, doesn’t it?

But for now, I’m finally proud to be able to put this site forward as the home of my personal development efforts without cringing.

And if you remember from that post last week, I’m not done yet. I still have four more sites to update this summer, including two not yet launched.

Be sure to be around for that!

– Kris

About Kris

Programming since age 14, professional software engineer Kris Nelson practices his life motto of "Never stop learning" by developing websites and Apps around his passions, while staying current with trends in technology and social media.