I’ve been working on the store website, in case you’re wondering why there hasn’t been a post here on the blog in … ah … some time.
The website is currently pretty lame, I know. I’m not going to make excuses for it (I’m no HTML geek; my editor is really, really old; it’s been so long since I worked on the site that I’ve forgotten everything I knew including how to operate the UNIX-based upload protocols on the host site.)
The whole project is kind of mind-boggling. There’s the content, which is only half the problem — what needs to be added? Deleted? Rewritten? — and then there’s the design element and all the nuts-and-bolts associated with that — page hierarchy, links, templates, and so on. It’s like trying to turn an empty lot into a formal garden — it takes time, and effort, and lots of planning. (Add to all this the fact that I tend to have a lot of projects on the go at any one time, and that I possess the powers of concentration of your average two-year-old.)
So here’s what I’ve done up till now. I’ve downloaded a demo version of RapidWeaver, a Mac WYSIWYG HTML editor from RealMac Software, and I’ve been immersing myself in it (and in the manual — thank God for the bigger screen on my new iMac, so that I can have two pages open at once, side by side.) I’m fairly sure that it’s going to be the one to replace my last editor; the late, lamented (at least by me) PageMill from Adobe. RapidWeaver certainly does everything that I’m likely to need — and much more, most of which I haven’t a clue how to use.
Anyway, bear with me. Next time, I’ll be reviewing the Settlers of Catan Card Game from Mayfair Games.