Welcome to what I’m calling version 5.0 of MikeEscutia.com. I’m honestly not sure if this really is the fifth version, but it’s a nice round number, so why not?
In reality, the version number doesn’t make much of a difference this time around, as this version of the site is radically different from its predecessors. For one thing, there is now a blog component, something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I’ll be able to use the blog to comment about web development, tech news, and related topics. My blogging habits being what they are, I’m not even going to consider attempting to post every day; rather, I plan on posting at least once a week, which seems to be a more reasonable goal.
One of the other major changes has been on the backend: For the first time ever, my portfolio site is powered by something other than static HTML and CSS. It now runs on WordPress, giving me an opportunity to expand my skills in developing and maintaining sites on that platform. I’m going to write more about how I’ve been building the site in the future, but I will mention that I am greatly indebted to Thord Daniel Hedengren, whose book, Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 3rd Edition has been an invaluable resource as I re-familiarize myself with WordPress theme development.
Of course, the major portions of the old portfolio are still here, albeit with fewer portfolio pieces than before as I’ve weeded out some of the cruft. As of this writing, I am actively looking for full-time work in the web development field, and I’m willing to relocate if need be. Why not take a look at what I have to offer?