May 13, 2017

Websites

I've been a licensed California Architect for many years, and quite some time ago I noticed the website building teams were using the term "Architect" for something that had nothing to do with my work. I realized this fact, after applying for work as an "Architect" and receiving tons of offers for work I knew nothing about; computer stuff. After some time of sifting through emails sent from this new 'keyword", I decided maybe I should learn how to build some websites, so I did.

I'm not a programmer, although I've learned a few things here and there. I've experienced kits, tech support, online courses about programming websites (and other things), open source, forums, and all the other wonderful learning tools that are available to anyone who has a computer and access to the web.

After all is said and done, I feel I have less experience and expertise at building websites than I have in designing architecture for buildings. However; I've met a lot of nice people, and appreciate the friendships that can be made in an instant of sharing mutual experiences. Wouldn't trade it for the world.

Recently, Google came out with a great way to let those of us, who have been playing at learning online, know if there are issues with websites. After doing a little research, I discovered that my "kit-built" websites are actually more stable than the ones I built with open source tools. Which is one reason I've decided to rebuild one of my Wordpress websites over here at blogger. I'm thinking it's time to get back to work, and that means I have less time to tinker over fixing something at home.

So, here is a list of my websites, as much as I remember anyway. You can find them on a google search, and then make your own mind up whether you want to check them out, or just take my word for it. I don't build websites for a living, like most folks around who have 'em.


E Sylvia dot com 

Originally created in cpanel with Joomla, then rebuilt with Wordpress. The most recent incarnation is probably the website you're browsing now, which is the "safer" blogger platform, with a redirected domain name. hopefully, anyway.

E Sylvia Simpson dot com

Built with GoDaddy website builder kit. Not the most exciting website, maybe, and it's never been offline, never had a problem, maybe never will. hopefully, anyway.

Mama Fortuna dot com

Originally created in cpanel with Joomla, then rebuilt with Wordpress. Google is giving this website a "clean" rating as of the date of this post, so a rebuild is not in my timeline, and maybe never will be. I might be moving this website into managed hosting. hopefully, anyway.

Temple of Fortuna dot com

Sanctuary dot Temple of Fortuna dot com

Originally built with GoDaddy's Website Tonight with Blog kit. GoDaddy discontinued the blog feature, and their tech support suggested I learn cpanel, which I did. The website pages were recreated in Joomla, with the blog on a subdomain in Wordpress. The blog was later put into same wordpress subdomain with domain forwarding.

Google is giving the subdomain a "clean" rating as of the date of this post, which I plan to move into managed hosting; probably as a subdomain with domain forwarding, or I might do a one-page "enter the Sanctuary" sort of page. hopefully, anyway.

Temple of Hecate dot com

Built with GoDaddy website builder kit. This website has been so reliable, I sometimes forget I even own it. It's never been offline, never had a problem, maybe never will. hopefully, anyway.


Temples of Wonderful Ancient Deities

Built with GoDaddy one- and five-page kits. I went through a phase of finding and buying what I though were very cool domain names and building little websites. After awhile, I got tired of this, and only kept a couple of the domain names. The temples got rebuilt over at the Mama Fortuna dot com site as webpages.

The one- and five-page website kits were very reliable, I sometimes forgot I even owned them until the domain names came up for renewal. These little websites were never a problem, I just felt a need to curtail needless expenditures. hopefully, anyway.