August Update: Its that time again…
…where you wake up and look back at the past few weeks and wonder “what the hell have I been doing?”
Yep! That’s where I’m am right now. Between my full-time day job, planning trips for August and October, taking a much needed mini vacation off during the 4 July weekend, sick for most of the month of June and dealing with little stuff around the house, time just passed me by. Unfortunately, not much work with greenandchic.com was accomplished.
Something I did discover despite my lack of G+C activity: I had to get away from Joomla. That Content Management System is just not working for me at all. Its not that difficult to learn Joomla with all of the Joomla based websites, forums, YouTube and books out there. The problem is, Joomla as a software, tends to be pretty buggy at times. I added the VirtueMart shopping cart and while its easy to learn and manage, its still a bit buggy the on screen format seems to be “off” in a way. It just doesnt look quite right. Maybe its me and my lack of experience with CMS because Joomla does get rave reviews, but its a big headache for me.
I found a new one that I just started on – Pappashop CMS and Mal’s e-Commerce shopping cart . The formatting and interface is much simpler to use and for someone who before now has NO experience with websites, this is a much better option to start. I’m am able to use one of the free templates and modify it in HTML (I use BBEdit). Now I’m no HTML expert by any stretch of the imagination, so I’m taking it one step at a time and doing well with it.
OK, so its not like I’ve done nothing, just not as much as I would have liked.
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