Last time we spoke, I was about to embark on a new journey at Findsome & Winmore. I'm now over 3 months into the journey, and at least a month behind my plan for a new site design, so it's time for a little update.
Things could not be going better with the new job. I've learned so much since starting there. From new tools to new techniques, my skills have grown leaps and bounds. Everyone on the team has been so supportive. I really can't thank them enough.
My latest task at Findsome is to become the team's resource for all things Gutenberg, the latest update to WordPress tentatively launching in April. I'm incredibly excited as it gives me a chance to really dive into what has proved to be a controversial, seismic change to the WordPress landscape. It's a lot of pressure, but a chance to rise to the occasion. Needless to say, I'm pumped.
As part of my task, I'm rebooting my blog to do some additional testing. While we only build custom sites at Findsome, I use the Genesis Framework as the basis for all of my freelance work at Impossibly Creative. With this blog reboot, I'll be putting Genesis through it's paces with Gutenberg. All content, both pages and posts, will be written using the Gutenberg editor. It's not quite Cortés burning the boats, but I can't think of a better way to get used to the new editor.
With this new task, I'm also shifting my focus from accessibility to Gutenberg testing and development. Much of my new content will focus on the features, failures, and fixes for Gutenberg. That doesn't mean I'm abandoning accessibility though. I've already got a post planned on the accessibility features of Gutenberg and why upgrading when it's time is a good thing.
New Design On Hold
The blog is getting a reboot and a fresh coat of paint, but this is not a permanent design. While I've added some customizations, this blog design is just the Genesis Sample theme. As I mentioned, that's for testing purposes. I'm also way too packed with work to tackle a full new design. That'll come in the future.
Until then, enjoy this temporary new home. I've got a lot of content coming soon!