Done. At Last.

I didn’t realize how long it had been since I actually sat down and designed a website from scratch until it came time to break out my mad HTML skills to create Doug and Chelsey’s Wedding website. I’ve always been a hand-coding sort of girl, but when you haven’t done it in a long time it can be quite frustrating!

First, I didn’t like any graphics that I had to work with. Then I couldn’t find any calla lillies in the right shade of plum. (Those are still a little light, but looked best on with the site.) I”ve been working on this for days and I have a huge welt from beating my head on the wall. But tonight I finally had a breakthrough. I found the right shade of plum. I realized that if I made their photo more sepia-toned it would work better with the page. I found a cream color that worked for the box. Kymberlie graciously let me use the code I wrote for her when she first started blogging to get towards a layout that I liked.

At last. I can be really picky, and I just wasn’t happy with anything I came up with for her site until now. Finally.

There is a lot left to do – there are more pages that she wants added, but I don’t have content for them yet. I need to make buttons and graphics for the sidebar. She might hate those calla lillies when she sees them. But I don’t care. I broke through the barrier and got a site up and running. I can code again!

If Chelsey & Kymberlie weren’t throwing a bridal shower for me tomorrow, I would probably spend the day cranking out our wedding website. But there are plans for a girlie day, and I can’t WAIT! I’m looking forward to spending time with the people that are going to be able to make it, and I’ll really miss those of you that can’t attend – but I truly understand!

Yeah! I can code HTML again! Go me!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

7 replies on “Done. At Last.”

It sure is frustrating…that’s why I choose the easy way out…get programs with templates. I know it is not as nice but it cuts my frustration down a bit. These short cutters programs really work well, except when you try to use php.

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