Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Accomplishing the Task

PerseveranceI spent a good portion of this afternoon and evening doing a conversion of a graphical treatment for the Community Housing Network project. What this means is that they are doing an overhaul of the look and feel of their site. My graphical designer drew up some beautiful pictures of what the site would look like and, after getting CHN's approval, I got busy turning those pictures into an actual website.

I've still got a few tweaks to go on the look (I'm missing some pictures of people for the front page), but I finally got things looking just about right.

This project was complicated by the fact that the CHN site uses a content management system called Drupal. Drupal is a wonderfully powerful system for controlling the content of a site and gives the site administrator a lot of options for what they would like to display. The one disadvantage is that sometimes the look and feel that it wants to generate isn't easily converted into just any graphical layout.

As with most of these things, though, as with most puzzles (which I love), it's just a matter of perseverance. If you try enough combinations of things and don't get too discouraged when you have the occasional "one step forward, two steps back" moments, you will likely accomplish your task in the end.

So, what was the last task you performed which required perseverance?

1 comment:

Jacki Hollywood Brown said...

I'm a parent.
Soon you'll understand!