(Finally. Blogger has been bloggered most of the evening so I put a post on Orphans of Liberty instead).
Today I have been mostly screaming and pulling my hair out.
I have someone capable of designing a web site and they'll do it for free, which is good and bad. Good because free is always good, and bad because I can’t nag someone I’m not paying.
The problem is not so much the web-writer (although they also have a full-time job so this is part-time stuff) as much as it’s me.
It’s not just that I don’t know much about HTML. I also don’t have a clear idea what this website should look like. So I have resorted to dabbling with one of those free template things until I get something I think looks right, then I’ll hand it over to the expert and say “Make it look a bit like that but better, and make it work properly”.
One good thing – by that stage I won’t object to anything at all as long as it works so the web-writer will have free reign.
In the meantime I decided to set up at least a temporary page just so there’s a place to direct people when they ask about the books. I haven’t even got that right, but it exists and it loads and it doesn’t look completely rubbish (despite still battling with the text – somehow bold is turned on towards the end and I can’t turn it off).
The ads not mine, they are there because it's free hosting. I can get rid of those by paying - when there's a site there worth paying for.
That’s enough HTML for one night. The brandy is out now. For medicinal purposes.
(Actually I've passed the halfway mark but fortunately saved this post offline first)