Sunday, November 10, 2013

Back at School

Learning new things has never been an issue with me. I like doing it. I love a good challenge. I'm not easily persuaded to quit while I'm behind.

In walks Joomla.

Joomla is a web "experience". It allows you to created websites from pretty much scratch, except all the colors, borders and fonts are hard coded in there like a collage in a picture frame, just not as messy.

The modules are like bubbles of pictures--the main one being like an 8x10 of your daughter in her senior class, and then the other pictures of her are, say...from the yearbook that feature her in different situations in high school. The entire thing is matted and put in a frame, and that is Joomla.

It is seriously difficult. I even considered getting a book about it, except that the only books out there are from when it was in it's infancy--it's now in version 3.x. Since I didn't start on the ground floor, there's a lot to learn!

But I've come  a long way, I must admit to myself this one thing. The fellow who is helping me, and probably thinks I'm an idiot at this point, is quite nice, but wants me to learn it on my own, which I can appreciate. But my desire is to throttle him about now....even though it's not his fault--you can play on a computer, but if you don't know how to turn it on, you're screwed.

Such is the point of my "feeling" at the moment. At the end of the day, I finally figured out what was going on! The laptop was loading the website from the cache--even though I told it specifically NOT to do so.

You did know that sometimes computers have minds of their own, right?

So I switched computers. I thought perhaps a larger computer (desktop) with a bigger computing capacity might just get the job done--if nothing else, perhaps it would load the page correctly to let me see if what I have done so far is actually working or not, because the laptop just isn't cutting the mustard--so to speak. It does a good job. Don't get me wrong. It's just older and cantankerous and needs some tlc.

So I'm going to try here, and see what gives. Make a few changes. It can't hurt.

Can it?

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