I’m so naive.

I thought that I’d maybe like to tweak the style of my blog a bit. I read that in order to do that I’d have to know a little bit about HTML (the computer “language” that web designers speak) and CSS, which stands for “Cascading Style Sheets” and is also “computer speak”.  Geek language, in other words. I like the “For Dummies” series of books. They’re written on just about every subject you can think of. And most of the time I’m a BIG dummy, so if there’s something I want to learn, I usually turn to them. Therefore, I ordered this book so I could learn all about this geek language I knew nothing about. In my monumental naiveté I even thought that if I could master this new language, I could work on a real website all by myself. My first clue should have been where it says on the cover “8 books in 1”. Did I notice that? No, I did not.

Seriously? SERIOUSLY??? I mean, come on, people! This thing is bigger than the Manhattan phone book! Please!! It’s two and a half inches thick! It should be entitled “for-dummies-who-think-they’re-NOT-dummies-but-who-in-actuality-are-SO-dumb-they-don’t-even-know-how-DUMB-they-ARE!” Sorry. I’m yelling. (Breathe, Debbie, breathe.)

Needless to say, this book will be gathering a lot of dust.

But all is not lost. I found a brilliant person! Not only is Melissa Miller a fantastic mosaic artist who does absolutely gorgeous work, but she also happens to do web design, and is very good at it. I like her style, I like the way she thinks, and we’re busy working on my website together. It will have a shopping cart and everything! Having someone else design your website for you takes an enormous weight off your shoulders. It may cost a bit, but it also frees up time for working on your product (to sell on your website!). And I have great respect for anyone who can talk to a computer and get it to perform for them. Building a website takes a long time, too. There are so many decisions to be made. But… soon, people, soon!


3 responses

  1. Wow, Debra, thanks for your kind words! It goes without saying that I am VERY excited to be working with you and your amazing jewelry! And just so you know, I built my very first site in 1998 with a book called “Web Sites for Idiots”! Things have changed since then, but it is an area of study that I truly enjoy!


  2. Hi Debra, I read this because 1) I am a member of the facebook group where Melissa is part of and 2) your blog was mentioned as part of the topic about web sites. and 3) I am a big fan of not only Melissa’s works with mosaics but now also of her amazing cyber talent. I see you are also a very talented artist too. I can’t wait to see your page with cart and all!!
    Best wishes!


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