Sunday, July 5, 2020

Coach Kip Changes

When I built the Coach Kiprunning website in 2016, I was still new to working with Wordpress and with complete control over web design.  Up to that point, I had only developed sites for my office, which were bound by the design and layout of the organization's web team.

When I started on the Coach Kiprunning site, my CSS skills were nonexistent, and my understanding of responsive design was meager.  Therefore, I worked with a prefabricated template, and I launched the site.

Since that time, I have also built 2-3 additional sites from the ground up, not using any prefabricated templates at all.  I've gotten better at CSS, and I am now thinking about mobile design first (in most cases).

Once I started thinking about mobile display, I grew disappointed with the way that the Coach Kiprunning site loaded on just about any device that wasn't a very large computer monitor.  However, hacking away at the template I was using very quickly revealed itself to be more labor-intensive than just starting over.

And so now, after much contemplation, I have decided to do that: start over.  Today marks the official beginning  of the Coach Kiprunning website redesign.  My goal is to finish this project by the end of the summer.  We shall see.

Please know that all of the site's pages are live.  Want to peruse Wilson Komen's coaching services?  They are online.  Want to consult the Kiprunning Route Report?  It still exists.  Want to read Coach Komen's bio?  It is still on his site.

The pages are just disjointed because I need to rebuild them.  

As the expression goes, please pardon our dust.  We're here for you while we rebuild.  Contact Coach Kiprunning if you need us.