Websites are hard…

So, building my website through dreamhost required me to choose a content manager.  I’ve had websites before, but the only CMS I’ve ever used is WordPress and efiction (Oh hush, fanfiction is fun!).  Or, in the good old days, I’d hand code the html myself.  Now everything is CSS, which I never ever got, and frankly do not have the time or the energy to learn.  So 1 Content Management System it was.

I ended up going with Concrete 5 over Joomla, simply because I installed Joomla first, took a look at it and was instantly confused.  I’m not usually that easily confused stuff like that.  So I deleted it and moved on to Concrete 5.  It’s taken me a few hours to figure out some basic stuff like increasing font size, but I think I’m getting there.

Tweaking these kinds of details are annoying.

And then there are things like installs versus blogs.  The .com blogs have integrated Twitter and Facebook sharing options.  The .org self hosted forces you to install a plug in, and the one I chose needs me to create a facebook app to use it.  So lots of mucking around with code tonight.  Good times.

Now I’m exhausted and haven’t done any real writing on Death Becomes Her today.

The night is still young, I suppose.

2 thoughts on “Websites are hard…”

  1. You’re way ahead of me when it comes to this stuff. I have NO idea what I’m doing at all. At. All. I’m terrible with tech. For example, I have no idea what Concrete 5 or Joomla are…

    I think I need to go back to school.

    But your website does look absolutely lovely! I’m so happy to see it go up.

  2. Thank you!

    Concrete 5 and Joomla are Content Management Systems. Basically, they’re software that allow you to build and update your site. I bet you could learn stuff like this really quickly!

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