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Time for a change

After nine years I decided to update my website.  It was scary.  I use Yahoo Small Business and had used PageBuilder to create my site over New Year’s of 2005 – I was up ALL night on New Year’s Eve 2004 creating it.  I’d named all the files wrong, so then re-did the whole thing again New Year’s Day 2005.

Over the years I added more and more pages to the site – making it a bit of a challenge to navigate.  But… it suited me and how I think.   But… it was getting harder to access.  I was having problems logging into PageBuilder and Java was not updating right causing problems trying to save pages.

So… last week I downloaded SiteBuilder to my computer and started to create a completely new site.  I’ve gone from around 40+ separate pages to 5… yes, FIVE!  It took a lot of thinking about how I wanted to show off my work.

I used to have a page (or rather several pages) for each area of services I provide – there were three pages of face painting, four for theatre, etc. etc.  It was a lot to keep track of and lately trying to keep it current was not getting me enthused.

So my new site is a combination of templates from SiteBuilder, that I then edited and played around with.  And I basically combined all my services.  I didn’t make any galleries, just made a column of thumbnails of photos down the left side of the pages, with some photos in the main page area.  I think it looks pretty good – but I’ve been looking at it for hours every night this week while I worked on it.   Oh, and I did not watch any tutorials or anything, I just dove right in.

Tonight was the night (er, actually morning as it almost 2 a.m.) that I took a deep breath and hit the “publish” button.  It happened so fast and then… my old site was GONE!  I’m not even sure if I can access it anymore… I was copying and pasting content from it to the new site.  So I really hope I didn’t miss anything I wanted to save… oh, crap… just realized that there are several pages of data that I DID want to save on my computer!  Guess tomorrow I will see if I can open up PageBuilder and find my files.  Oh well….

So have a look at my new website – let me know what you think.

www.shannonfennell.com


2 Responses to “Time for a change”


  1. 1 Paula Moors
    December 28, 2013 at 07:19

    I got “unable to load, try again later”

    Paula Moors, CBA Petaluma Ca http://www.sunshineannee.com

    On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 12:47 AM, Shannon Fennell’s Blog wrote:

    > shannonfennell posted: “After nine years I decided to update my > website. It was scary. I use Yahoo Small Business and had used > PageBuilder to create my site over New Year’s of 2005 – I was up ALL night > on New Year’s Eve 2004 creating it. I’d named all the files wrong, so > then”


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