Well I finally got my sh@t in order and spent the time required to get my personal website up-and-attam; so without further ado, welcome to version 1.0 of MattSimpson.ca. I’m not sure how regular I will be blogging on this site (hopefully at least weekly) but it’ll be a place (mostly for family and friends) to check up on me and see how everything is going.
Since I’m technical, I’ll start with the technical… for anyone who’s interested: Yes, I’m a PHP developer who is quite capable of building my own complex site from scratch; however, I’m smarter then that… really! Instead I’m using a WordPress installation for the main website, with a modified version of the K2 theme (SVN) which uses my own photography and artwork. For my Photographs section I’m using Gallery2 with the WordPress to Gallery2 (WPG2) plug-in installed to integrate my Gallery2 installation with my WordPress website.
Overall, I’m very happy with the outcome from a software standpoint… Everything is working really well together. I saw no reason to reinvent the wheel for a personal website, and I’d rather spend the development time doing an upgrade to ListMessenger.
Other then that, enjoy the site if you’re visiting. Feel free to register and comment on any posts if you desire… I’m pretty sure I have that setup 😉 Thanks for coming out!