After too long a wait, the website conversion has been completed. More importantly, I spent time with the web designers learning what I can do (some changes already made), what I shouldn’t do (but will probably still try to not destroy the site) and what I can’t do (hey, they have to make a living, too).
What does that mean to you, O faithful readers? Well, for starters, it means I can make my own content changes on any page, so look for news updates on a more regular basis (or even sooner once I get comfortable I’m not breaking the HTML code). Another benefit is I can finally tackle some nagging issues with the site, namely some aged pages (such as the FAQ). All of this is on tap for updating and refreshing as I gain more fluency working on and in the site.
One of the changes that is immediately noticeable is the look and appearance of the Ramblings page (my blog). I don’t know if I’m entirely okay with the new look, but I’ll leave it up to you, my faithful readers, to tell me if I should work on it. Another change, one I think is good, is the appearance of the blogs on the HOME page. Now the headline comes first, then the picture and then the snippet. Before the pictures were above the headline and I wasn’t sure people knew which snippet the photo belonged to! As an added bonus, you can now just click on the image to move directly to the post.
Of course, at the same time, I am rapidly bringing Book 3 to a rollicking close. I’ll be posting an update of the progress on the JSA Facebook page, so you can check that out if you haven’t visited recently. I’ll be posting next week some hints and teases for what’s happening in What Now? Some of the twists and turns have even surprised me. And I’m no longer certain there’s a happy ending…