No, I cannot figure out how to embed this in my website. That’s why I put it here.
While I’m tentatively trying to outsource some of my support work, one thing I’m stuck doing is my website. Furthermore, it has to be done in HTML. I am married to a programmer and my daughter is a programmer. There are no plug-and-play websites allowed in this house.
I sent an email to my kid that read, “I suppose I could clone this page by saving-as, right?” Boy, did that get a reaction!
My website was originally created using font tags. Now my kid tells me they are “deprecated” in HTML5. No way am I going back and fixing the old ones, which means I’m creating a pretty mish-mosh. Eventually it will fail and someone will have to go in and standardize it. I’m imagining their comments now, speaking of “deprecation”.
“Deprecate” in human English means to belittle, but in software it seems to mean something like, “it still works but only a numpty would do it.” On the off-chance that I was still trainable, my husband printed off an HTML5 cheat sheet for me—in two-point type. This time of year he loves to point out that I’m older than him.
However, my daughter also saved me a lot of time. I was trying to figure out how to make an online registration form for my workshop using HTML. That’s a little tricker than “stick that painting here,” because you hope to send the information somewhere when the form is filled out.
“Try Google Forms instead,” she suggested. Now for the first time, you can register for my workshop online. (I still haven’t figured out about secure credit card transactions.)
One thing that doing the website forced me to do is look at my output over the past year. It was lower than usual. No surprise there. I worked nonstop from early September to Christmas readying this house for market.
But I was also struck by how anxious some of my plein air work from 2015 looked. I was preoccupied and overtired much of the year. Already, 2016 is better. I’m in my own home.
My website is more or less updated now. You can see it here. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated, but no deprecation, please.