Hello, Michael Grassia here. For those who follow my work or have visited my website in the past, you’re probably wondering what’s up with the new website. If this is your first visit then you’re probably not asking that question.
Well, here is the answer…
I have never been really into web design but the control freak that I can be wants to be in control of my site. I didn’t want to have to pay someone for updating or rely on someone else’s schedule. I have created sites in Photoshop and Dreamweaver as well as used a blogger account for a site. Today, I moved to WordPress.
First, it offers more themes and layout options than blogger offers and they can be very dynamic if I choose. The current theme I am using will probably change as I develop the site more.
Second, WordPress is very easy to use. Creating pages and posts are just as easy to do as if I was in blogger so it had familiarity. If you have any basic CSS and/or PHP skills you can go in a develop your site past the basics. I have very basic knowledge and until I learn more I am happy with the what WordPress offers.
Third and finally, I chose to go with WordPress because I recommend it to my students and figured I should practice what I preach.
Over the last few days I have been playing with WordPress and the more I use it the more I am really beginning to like it a lot. I will be experimenting for a while so the site may go through a few changes over the next few weeks/months, but keep checking back for updates.
I have set up a few goals with this site. The big one is to post regularly on the blog which is the homepage here which means overtime you type michaelgrassia.com into your browser the first page you get will always be my blog. I plan to post daily drawings I do and at least once a week blog about something from the world of cartooning. I will try to make the weekly post as educational as possible.
I hope you will stay around and check back daily to check out my work. It would also be great if you would like to connect with me via social media. Here are the links.
Until next time remember, there is always time to GET IN TOON!