Forced to use a CMS and trash my original design.
I'm into freelance front end web design (starting my 3rd year, so I'm still new), and I am now dealing with my fourth client. We had our first meeting and from my understanding, she just needed a site for her radio show for people to visit, and get basic information. It would be a pretty static site. We were excited to begin the new project. I have been sending her emails and showing her updates on the layout design of her site and she loves it.
--2 months later--
We just had a meeting today, and now she is talking about wanting to be able to update the site herself from her iPad while she is on the road because now she is telling me she is going to be updating a ton of content on her own, AND she wants a blog integrated on the site. None of which were discussed in the original meeting. Of course me thinking this will be a static site, I coded it from scratch using HTML, CSS, and jQuery. My site at its current state does not have the tools necessary to perform like this. This changes EVERYTHING for me. Unless she wants to learn how to go into the back-end of my code and update herself, pictures, text, and all (horrible idea), I'm going to have to ditch the design I spent countless hours working on to put together a new site in a CMS.
My problem is I have not worked solely in a CMS before, so trying to duplicate or come close to my original design I had in something I'm not too familiar with is going to be impossible (if not that a serious hassle). I'm not sure how I should get started or if there is even a solution. She is hosting using GoDaddy, and it has WordPress. Any suggestions? Please help me.
Last edited by desmintaylor; 03-22-2013 at 01:10 AM..