“A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct. ” – Frank Herbert
Picked that quote from a Goodreads page on him. I’m not sure, but I believe Herbert may be an author who’s gathered the most quotable quotes! I’d love to know what books he read.
So, taking that thought into mind, I deliberated over how to build that website I’d been assigned. One can waste an incredible amount of time choosing the “right” platform and make several mistakes along the way, i.e. waste of time and energy. The flip side to that is experience and deeper knowledge. Yeah, yeah, tell that to the customer who’s ready to break down your door. The other option is research. And here’s an awesome article I found discussing exactly what I needed and it’s recent too.
So I’ve settled on WordPress for a start. The best part is that I can experiment on building the site on wordpress.com without really investing in building the environment. For privacy reasons I’ve blocked the site from public access – so I can fiddle on it to my heart’s desire. Later when it’s ready, I can use a privacy option and share it with my dear customers and see what they think of it. Handy, eh?
Another cool thing I discovered is that most hosters seem to offer Drupal, Joomla and WordPress based hosting, so it is relatively simple to set up site once you know what you’re about.