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Well here we are, in my new online home - what do you think? No, don't answer that, it's not finished yet.

Workplace under construction

For a start, I need to make the navigation a lot clearer. It is there - wave your mouse around at the top of the screen - but it needs to be a lot more obvious.

Let me back up a bit: I'm building a website as part of a larger project. I'm planning to make and publish videos, write a blog, and probably some other bits and pieces as well. The website will be a central hub, where the various bits are gathered together in what will eventually be a clearly organised way.

Being something of a control freak, I don't want to use ready-made templates, no matter how good the design. I want complete control of what goes where and how it's presented, which means doing things the hard way. I'm dusting off my rusty html, learning the new bits that have been added in the eight years or so since I last created a website (shout out to w3schools.com - an awesome resource!) and getting to grips with a new content management system.

I'm also designing the site as I go, and as you see, I haven't got much in the way of content yet. In spite of this, I'm publishing now because that will encourage me to start focusing on finding something more interesting to write about, rather than endlessly fiddling about with the design details, trying to get it just right before I move on. You might not want to stick with me for this stage, but I hope you'll pop back and see how I'm doing from time to time.

George is helping

Comments (12)

  1. Terry Barnhurst:
    Nov 16, 2020 at 04:43 AM

    Good luck with new site will be following with interest

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    1. rseabrook:
      Dec 02, 2020 at 05:59 PM

      Thanks, Terry!

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  2. Anneli:
    Nov 16, 2020 at 06:55 AM

    So very exciting! Can’t wait to see what are you up to next ????. Good luck!????

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    1. rseabrook:
      Dec 02, 2020 at 05:59 PM

      Aw, thank you :-)

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  3. Viv Eden:
    Nov 16, 2020 at 08:28 AM

    I love the name. Looking forward to watching developments and learning along the way. It feels really unique, good luck.

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    1. rseabrook:
      Dec 02, 2020 at 06:00 PM

      Thanks, Viv, I'm glad you like the name. I hope I manage to write content that lives up up it!

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  4. Mary Bagley:
    Nov 16, 2020 at 09:04 AM

    Great initiative Rachel. It looks good to me. Homely feel about it and sense of place.

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    1. rseabrook:
      Dec 02, 2020 at 06:01 PM

      Lovely to hear from you, and thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you like it. x

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  5. Paul campbell:
    Nov 16, 2020 at 09:11 AM

    Good start I can’t wait to see what comes next. I used to follow your old blog so good to see a new one

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    1. rseabrook:
      Dec 02, 2020 at 06:01 PM

      Oh wow, still here from the old blog! Nice to hear from you!

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  6. Eddie Stevenson-Kaatsch:
    Nov 16, 2020 at 09:44 AM

    Hello Rachel and George. Toot toot to the train and Splosh to the waterfall. I hope it isn't doing raining, and you find 'stuff' to put on your website. I tried, but soon lost the will, my life being far too boring to be worth anyone's attention, let alone my own. Typically, i bought all the kit and gadgets, a bit like deciding to start jogging. You put all the gear on, meander outdoors, hobble a few hundred yards and decide your health would best benefit from not being pushed to a heart attack in less than a quarter of a mile. I used the trainers in the workshop, fixing my crappy cars (imagine Ian, but without any sense of urgency). Rosie (the doggie) says woof, in case the sound doesn't travel well by web page... I look forward to your posts, from which I may vicariously enjoy the valleys, from soggy Leicestershire.

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    1. rseabrook:
      Dec 02, 2020 at 06:04 PM

      Hi Eddie, George says "meow". The scenery here does make it easier to find things to post - if I'm at a loss for words, I can always put up some pretty pictures. It is even more soggy here than Leicestershire, though.

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