Next up, I need to figure out exactly what I want on my site. Here’s a quick list, basically just a brain-dump:
- Portfolio page
- About/ Bio
- Contact page/ form
- Maybe sub-portfolio pages… one for Web Design, Development, Print work, or whatever
- An experiment page, where I can post code demos or designs that I’m experimenting with
- Links, both to stuff I’ve worked on and to pages I like
- Tutorials/ Tips? Walkthroughs? May just keep that as part of the blog…
- Pictures/ Photos / Video
- Podcast? On something?
That’s just off the top of my head. And some of those probably don’t need their own page, they could live in the sidebar or footer or something.
Something else I need to think about is do I want to just categorize my Posts or use WordPress 3’s new Custom Post Types? As I think about it, it might be easier to use the Custom Types, because I know sometimes I will forget to categorize things the correct way. With a Custom Type, I know that “Experiments” posts will always go to the right place.
Next, I’ll probably start sketching out some layout ideas and get my sitemap nailed down.