It’s been a labor of love – and sweat – and frustration – and major help from friends old and new…but the new website is finally live.
I started talking about doing a new site in the fall with the goal of being online with it by the end of the year. I was still talking about it in January, February, March…you get the drift. This afternoon it finally was as done as it was going to get without public viewing and feedback, so take a stroll over and let me know what you think.
A few thanks need to be made public:
Designer Erica Plante was instrumental – she thought of ways to use photographs that made a purist like me quiver…until I saw how well it worked – the designs of the text pages and the new logo are all her. Thanks, Erica.
Photographer and colleague Roger Ramirez – unbeknown to me – knows the inner workings of websites – code to me is a CIA mystery movie – to Roger its a map to achieve cool things. His patience with me especially when I was afraid to hit the button to take down the old and bring up the new was fabulous. Thanks, Roger.
The shell of the site was purchased from Flash Pallette (http://www.flashpalette.com/. They have a number of really killer sites, but better yet, the guy who runs the show, Shannon, is all about customer service. He answered questions from me night and day, put up with my simplistic view of how a site oughta work…and solved problems, soothed my fears, and generally made me feel like he’ll be on my Christmas card list this year! Thanks, Shannon.
So, having said all that, please go to the site, check it out and send feedback – its a work in progress ( I hate that cliche) and I want all the input I can get.
And the signifigance of the mushroom…none really, but since this is a photo blog I wanted to have something of a visual nature…and I like the photo!