Well, its that time again. My web­site has become a dinosaur yet again. I’m begin­ning the first steps of get­ting it out of its Juras­sic period, and back to the renais­sance that it once was. At least what I believe it once was.


  1. HTML5 — I’ve built a good many sites using it. It’s time for my site to catch up.
  2. Responsive/Muli-device sup­port — I’ve worked on a few client side respon­sive sites, but would like to research RESS as well to keep page weight down.
  3. Design chops — I’ve been work­ing a while on devel­op­ment only, and it’s time to put my design hat back on. Heck, my cur­rent site’s font is 11px! That’s barely readable.

That being said, I have a few tech­nolo­gies I’d like to imple­ment this with. My bag of tools, if you will:

  1. Plat­formWord­Press
  2. ThemeBones
  3. Frame­worksTwit­ter Boot­strap, JQuery, LESS
  4. Device Detec­tionWURFL
  5. Ver­sion Control/DeploymentGit

Any­one have any other suggestions?

Once I get going, I’m going to do my best to blog about the process. Lastly, I owe the idea of chron­i­cling a site redesign to my sig­nif­i­cant other, Lau­ren. She’s a great designer, and even bet­ter motivator 🙂


Boy, this sure ended up chang­ing. I ended up mov­ing all my blog posts to this site, robandlauren.com. My port­fo­lio will stay on stinogle.com. I also ended up using SASS and Com­pass as my pre­proces­sor tools, as well as Codekit for on the fly com­pi­la­tion and auto refresh goodness.

I am going to blog along the way a bit more about my con­struc­tion of my port­fo­lio site though. Hope­fully it will help out some poor soul in the same boat.