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  • # November 9, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Howdy folks,

    The time has come in my life where i need some guidance for personal website vs professional portfolio website vs a mixture of both. By no means have i created something super awesome (the eric meyers, john resig, etc) so i dont expect my website to have a large turn out at first. I would like to use it for a mixture of my professional accomplishments as well as previous client work, the norm. But i always want to be able to post things, hence the WordPress.

    I understand WordPress is a CMS, and a powerful one at that. My main question is, should i incorporate WP into my site now and take full advantage of how powerful it is, or start off with something smaller.

    Also, is there a very super blank WP theme that i can start off from? And DAMNIT! I know Chris wrote a book about WP (im going to buy it), any previous reads?

    Thanks in advance to reading my novel i have wrote…

    # November 9, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I think WordPress is fantastic and I recommend you use it. I’d start out my using the *underscores* starter theme: http://underscores.me/

    # November 9, 2012 at 3:34 am

    @TheDoc, you never cease in amazing me. Can i get a list of your browser’s bookmarks lol.. Im deff digging that _s. Enough so that you’ve sold me.. Let’s mark this Solved :)

    # November 9, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Hey @TheDoc

    Would you say _s is better than starkers? I recently used Starkers for [my website](http://stevenwatson.co.uk “”) and I found it quite nice. However I have noticed that it’s hard when trying to edit some stuff that should be editable such as the comments file, highlighting the authors comments functionality is not there either which is a bummer.

    # November 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I’ve never really liked Starkers, though to be fair I never really gave it a chance.

    # November 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I only looked into it from Chris’ screencast’s when designing for WordPress, it was actually quite good to use. But I think I may use underscores for my next project. Thanks for the info.

    # November 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I also dislike Starkers. It’s a bulky blank theme. I’ve been using the HTML5 Blank WordPress Theme (See here). But I’m starting to like http://underscores.me

    # November 10, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I’ve been a big fan of [thematic](http://themeshaper.com “thematic”). I’ve been interested in _S, but I know thematic so well.

    # November 10, 2012 at 4:43 am

    I’ll give underscores a try next.

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