I’m starting a new project called Field & Post to help people learn how to maintain their own websites. It’s for all those people out there with nice, custom websites that they don’t know how to update. Sure there are millions of online tutorials & books & videos, but sometimes (most of the time), it’s just faster to have another person show you what to do.
And that’s what Field & Post is: one-on-one website instruction.
What I’ve noticed happening is: a site launches, the client loves it. Then client asks the designer/developer to make a few changes & updates. The first few are done quickly & for free. Everyone’s happy. The next few changes are a little slower, the designer might mention fees, the client says things like “simple & quick”. And then the relationship slowly falls apart, and the client is forced to find a new designer, but most designers don’t want to deal with sporadic updates.
It’s really sad! Especially now that CMSs make it so easy to update a website.
So! My main goal is to help people post-launch.
My second goal is to help those who don’t have a budget for a designer — especially the poor souls who are trying to learn HTML, when they should be posting romantic photos of artisanal, hand-crafted kimchi on their business blog.
As for this website, I’m going to use it as a playground to test out WordPress themes & plugins. I’ll also be posting random things about UX, bad advertising, music marketing & whatever. See you later!