Thank you for this! I thought I was alone. I’m a self-taught coder, but designer by trade… I’ve worked on a lot of WordPress sites, and created WordPress themes but for some reason I just could not finish my own portfolio site with WordPress. And yesterday I coded everything from scratch and it was so rewarding. I don’t need a content management system yet so that’s a plus for me but I think there’s a lot of value in writing everything from scratch that we seem to overlook when all we think about is the fastest way to do things.

Design and Strategy living in between Manila, Seattle and New York. Writing about design things and things in Design. And sometimes random things.