So the website has been launched. I’ve fast forward my business journey to whats going on now. However I will get back to the closed doors and dont-call-us-we’ll-call-you stories. Since before starting this Blog the plans were on paper to start a website. As usual I did my research asked my website guru friends whats the best route for a Designer who is not a Programmer or knows a lot about website design. Nagged a lot of people too. But my aim was to do it myself, even if I had to read every info there is on the web – the cliff note version of course.
So I did my sketches – looked at various sites – looked at whats being offered and how it’s done. So I was prepared, I felt. However between January and now the bulk of the work was done within the last few weeks. It’s like I was starting over I had to research all my research!!! I had a vision in my head and I thought ‘O well it can be done easily’ but that was not the case especially when you are not familiar with the coding language – and that was my draw back. Good thing my host company is a friend of mine – I nagged him about everything! (Thanks George)
However whenever I felt like I was in over my head, and had to change my deadline – I remember I was not on this journey for myself – but for others – and I had a driving force keeping me sane and reassuring me. Not to mention the contributors who I spoke to were very excited about this and were another source of encouragement. My husband who put up with me being persnickety – but he should understand he’s like that sometimes. We’re Designers we can’t help our selves.
But like any creative challenge I face – I learnt a lot and I hated the whole coding thing sometimes and then another time I was saying ‘what, that’s it? cool’ I’m looking forward to my next website challenge but just not right now I need to recuperate.
I hope you enjoy the site and come back to it often. What you see there is just the beginning my mind is already motoring away at various things to add – but I will write them down and take it a step at a time and allow God to lead me.