Two weeks ago I launched my revised website. I was really proud of the work I had done to get it up and running. I thought it was finished. And then 10 days later, all that work seemed to be such a waste of time.
Photocrati, the company that supports my website in an email message reminded me of a necessary upgrade to their software. There was no choice as the software version I was using would not be supported going forward. I performed the upgrade.
When I opened my webpage afterwards I was shocked and disappointed. My content remained but the design features I had carefully implemented were gone. To me, it looked atrocious. I was ticked.
I am writing this article while watching Remembrance Day programming on November 11th. I’ve done this for many years. Ellen’s grandfather fought in WWI and WWII and one of my uncles was a veteran of WWI. Each of us have uncles who were WWII veterans. More current to me are the soldiers who participated in the Vietnam War.
Most of the soldiers in these conflicts were very young. Many were just out of high school. Wounded or killed they were deprived of a full and happy life. They gave everything. As I watched and appreciated what these young men and women endured I found it difficult to fight back the odd tear.
So what’s with being upset about a website issue. It’s hardly a calamity.
As much as possible I decided to ‘pretty up’ the state of my website, learn the ins and outs of the new software and wait for one more external upgrade next month. Then, I would attempt to regain some of the features that have been wiped out. Perhaps, it will be even better.
The images I’ve included with this article` are recent additions to my library. Now that we are well into fall and perhaps the start of winter I’ve been out with my camera looking to capture the colours, patterns and textures of the season.