I’ve been really quiet this week – I’d planned to do an announcement on Facebook and I’ve got a bunch of design projects in the pipeline, and I had gotten myself all geared up. And then this happened:
Unfortunately, if you use any version of Internet Explorer except the few copies of IE8 that seem to have called a truce with my site, this is how you see eventsbyelisa.com. Given the fact that I a) am not a programmer, b) am working from scratch, by hand, on the site programming, and c) have spent upwards of 100 hours on the website in the last two months, I am not amused.
Evidently it’s a translation issue with Internet Explorer, since other browsers seem to have little to no problems. I used CSS – supposedly the web design standard – but now I’m sort of wishing I hadn’t. When I used to build websites a lifetime ago I used tables extensively. I recognize that if you’ve never built a website, those last two sentences could have been written in Greek – but trust me, I’m thisclose to having to rewrite everything on the site. Which is another 30 or 40 hours at least. I’ve got a couple of my way-more-talented-with-code-than-me friends working on a solution and I hope they can find a good one!
I feel like the Little Engine in that kids’ book – “I think I can, I think I can…” I’m doing everything possible to not get discouraged. Eventually I’ll have a beautiful site, I just know it!
In the mean time, if you know of anyone who needs a planner/designer/coordinator, you can send them to me! Just make sure that they don’t use Internet Explorer….