Well, it took about three weeks to complete, but I think I now have all the pages on my web site converted to the new design. I have tried to make the pages look brighter and more optimistic in color scheme and tone, and easier to read. In particular, I’ve tried to make the pages more friendly to mobile devices. A little over two years since I hired a gentleman to redesign my entire site. I must have liked the design he chose, because I said yes to it. But it certainly did not grow on me over time. The longer I looked at it the less I liked it. I started to feel that it was too dark and foreboding, almost Gothic, with it’s almost black background image and dark brown graphics. It seems to me that people with financial problems are probably already depressed enough without looking at something that gloomy. The other thing was that I was having trouble making changes and updating content.
There were many things about my own site that I could not figure out when it came to editing. I went back to the website creation software I had been using before I hired the expert – Microsoft Expression Web. I checked for updates and found that there were none. In fact Microsoft has discontinued the program and is now giving it away for free. I found a template that looked as if it could accommodate what I had in mind, and then went to work rebuilding the entire site one page at a time. It can be very tedious, but I started to enjoy it after while.
As I went along I updated all the content that needed updating, and added a bit more content here and there. I found errors in the HTML code that needed to be corrected, and did that. Then I tested the pages in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. For reasons I can’t understand things would look straight in one browser, and be not lined up right in another. I also tested the pages on my Samsung Galaxy and my Kindle Fire. Finally I started to launch the pages and the new images one item at a time.
Looks to me as if I have it all now. But if you see something that looks goofy, I wish you would let me know.