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I recently wrote about how I was replacing WordPress when it came to my personal projects, depending on the project.

I recently wrote about how I was replacing WordPress when it came to my personal projects, depending on the project.

I also last month made the switch from WordPress to Symphony CMS, while rebuilding my portfolio.

With that in mind I have tonight launched my latest ‘project’, Proudly Powered, another WordPress resource for writers and developers.

Just another WordPress site

The website, as you’d expect, will focus on regular blog posts related to WordPress such as news, tutorials and snippets.

While I mentioned that I would be dropping WordPress as my ‘go to CMS’ I haven’t completely turned my back on it. It is of course a very nice tool.

Staying up to date

By regularly maintaining a WordPress site, which i no longer do as my portfolio is now using Symphony CMS, I’m able to stay in the loop regarding WordPress developments.

This is of course very hand for my client work, in which WordPress driven websites are a common request, and so it’s good to be able to rely on first hand experience.

Shamless Plugging

Paul Boag makes no excuses about taking full advantage of his popular web design blog to drive potential clients to his business, this is no different.

I hope that writing about WordPress will not only improve my knowledge and my content writing skills, but also potential generate interest in my web design work.

I’m not saying I will spamming the hell out of blog posts by any means, but getting some recognition is no ad thing.

Running websites, not building them

The simple fact is that it’s nice to actually be running a website of my own rather than building someone else’s. Running fan sites in my teens is what actually got me into Web Design.

Using the many ‘best practice’ theories, from schemas to the latest and greatest CSS3 techniques into on a production website I own is a real pleasure.

I’m also my own client, which is nice too.

I hope to make a real go of Proudly Powered, alongside my Prestashop tutorials and news website, which I enjoy running.

Lots to do

For now, the website is using the default Twenty Eleven theme… lazy I know.

But as far as I’m concerned it’s a fully functioning, responsive WordPress theme that is not an eyesore (some may disagree, of course).

By not fixating on the design or ‘brand’ I intend to jump write in with the content, and get things rolling.

I can work on a design over time as the website grows into something.

That’s the plan anyway.

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