My New Website Is Up!

I have one glitch right now.  The “Home Page” is a bit wonky at first go.  I have to wait for a tech person to come in on Monday at my Web Hosting Service to help get that tweaked.

Go to Message In A Fold and click on any of the Navigation Buttons  on the left side, then click on the “Home” button and you will see the Home Page as it  has been created by me.

Now this old girl has had a bit of “Lipstick and Mascara” applied to her.  She has a hitch in her “Get Along” at first but she works fine.

Most of the content is recycled from my older website version.  So I guess I can lay claim to “NEW AND IMPROVED” :D.

This has been one heck of a battle, let me tell you.

I am very proud to say that all of the navigation links have been created by me from photos of  a flower that I made in my very own craft room.  I’ve then taken that flower to Photoshop Elements and worked some magic on it to be the links to the various pages in my website.  NOW I’m “Dangerous”.  I have been gifted with a little bit of knowledge of Photoshop Elements and I can wreck havoc there :D.  For me….a little knowledge is always dangerous 😀

As you troll through you will find a teeny flower with the word “Top”.  That is the button to click on to go back to the top of the page you are looking at.

The “Header”, as I’ve already stated is my very own creation.  It is part of one of the belly bands I made for the Christmas gift boxes for our friend, Tim.

Right now, I’ve had the sight of my website everyday from about 5:30 a.m. to well past 10:00 at night for the past two weeks.  Clicking my computer keys to create this work.  I kind of know why the “geeks” are mostly found with soda pop and potato chips all the time.  To much coding, check to see if the coded stuff works right, then going back to fix what doesn’t work.  I’m just a bit sick of looking at it.

I have a few sections I need to work on and you will find that they are “Under Construction” and will be for another few days until I get them fully fleshed out.  The “GIFTS” button will take you to an error message page.  I forgot to put the “Under Construction” page in that little spot.

I don’t have a “Twitter Badge” nor a “Facebook Badge” on my site yet and they will come in the next couple of weeks.

Lynn, I’m sorry that I didn’t respond to your comment on my last post.  I was “up to my arse in alligators” with this CSS and XHTML stuff.  Shelly, I haven’t responded to your comment either.  I have no idea why Lynn’s comment didn’t get automatically approved as Shelly’s did.

Joe can testify to the fact that he got his ear chewed off each time he called to interrupt a coding session.

I am now a Certificate carrying CSS and XHTML person – whatever that is called.  Please, don’t ask me to build you a website.  Those people have to totally love this stuff like we do our crafting.  I can’t say that I love coding or doing HTML.  Not at all!  I can at least get my two certificates framed – last year’s HTML and this years CSS and XHTML – and put them on my wall.

Maybe I’ll venture into the next bit of Foolishness and take a course on adding a Forum to this website next winter.  I need that long of time to pass before I get another hair brained idea :D.

If you have any suggestions about items you would like to see in my website, leave a comment with any ideas and I will consider them.

Next, I need to leave a link to my website at the computer course site so I can be assured of having completed the class and turned in all my work.  Joe’s home for a couple days.  I won’t be coding from pre dawn to dark over the next few days so don’t count on many change or additions right away.

Hope you like it.  Mostly I just HOPE it works in your browser and you can see it without a lot of trouble.

Have a great week everyone.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. aspot2stamp
    Feb 26, 2012 @ 21:20:16

    Heading over to check it out. Congratulations of your accomplisnment 🙂
    We have been off for the weekend and had a nice time. Now I’m wiped out been getting everthing all back in order,washing laundry,and did the grocery shopping since I wont have another day off til next Sunday. Ok enough jabbering I’m off to check out your site.


    • Message In A Fold
      Feb 28, 2012 @ 10:16:26

      Thank you Shelly 😀 Getting this done feels just as good as seeing the last load of laundry put in the dryer, all the rest is clean folded and put away. Grocery shopping done and put up. Major accomplishments when other things are nagging to get finished. Getting the jobs completed and the feeling after is the prize 😀 for having just done it.

      Sorry to hear you and your family have been ill once again. Glad to hear you are all on the mend.

      Love you – Leslie


  2. gardenpinks
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 13:37:53

    Well done on getting to grips with PE and creating your own header and buttons, that took some work and you won through. In my browser, Firefox, the header doesn’t align centrally. and on your Home page all the photos are large and spread across and off the screen. I’ll try it on my IE browser and see if the hiccups are just to do with Firefox.
    I hope your site all works out after all your hard work 🙂
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx


    • Message In A Fold
      Feb 28, 2012 @ 10:21:20

      Thank you Lynn 😀 Your praise warms my heart 😀

      You will probably understand this. I had named my Home Page file “indexmiaf.htm”. That is what caused all the havoc with the Home Page and the resultant problem with the header and the photos. I had to rename my file “index.htm” and that corrected it all. Thank goodness for technical people that know how to find a problem and fix it!!

      Love you – Leslie


      • gardenpinks
        Feb 28, 2012 @ 16:20:18

        Well done on getting it fixed, it now loads beautifully and looks very good. Yes I do understand, the naming has to be precise otherwise all sorts of problems occur because HTML, CSS and XHTML are not very flexible with title names, fact in any sort of names! They can help you create some wonderful web images but if you don’t hold your head at the right angle, and have your tongue stuck out just so then don’t they show off and bugger up your work big time 🙂

        Love and hugs
        Lynn xx

      • Message In A Fold
        Mar 01, 2012 @ 08:18:26

        Thank you 😀 I’m so glad it was a “simple fix” and not some major overhaul I’d have to undertake.

        You had me laughing at your…”but if you don’t hold your head at the right angle, and have your tongue stuck out just so then don’t they show off and bugger up your work big time“. You’ve got that right!

        At least I can say the swearing is down to a minimum now that things have fallen into place. I’m hoping the remaining pages go as well as the rest did after I figured out what to do with the first one.

        This is kind of a “Love/Hate” thing. I love it when things click but I hate doing this coding stuff when it goes wrong. It is all about the learning I guess.

        I’m glad the website loads easy for you and is functioning the way it should 😀

        Love you – Leslie

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