I’m a designer/writer trying to create a unique blog experience (i.e. a decent amount of interaction+animation work).
I’ve pieced together a proof-of-concept with my janky front-end skills, but porting it all into handlebars/the ghost ecosystem seems, well, hard.
My question is: how would you go about building a theme if your dev chops are lacking? For one, I’m not even sure if what I want to do is possible. And two, I’m not sure if it’s a good use of time (I’d like to focus more time on design and writing). I’m willing to hire someone to help me, but I don’t yet have a high enough “trust level” to post to the marketplace I’m also not afraid to learn this stuff—just feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment.
I should also say that I think the layout of my blog would make a compelling “Theme” for resale. IMO it’s a fairly elegant, animated, 50:50 split layout with citations that “unfold” in-line. And it doesn’t seem like it’d be THAT hard for a true front-end guy to make. Any thoughts?