I am vehemently opposed to technology for technology sake. Equally disparaging of constant upgrades even those forced on us for supposedly “security features”.
Regardless, I must kowtow to the software and technology gods eventually. If not for myself then for the sake of those I serve. The latest challenge has been my web site tool. I use zummit called WordPress. A beautifully simple web site manager that is used by over 35% of the world’s web sites. In the last few years they have introduced a different approach to editing. The old way can still be used but they are pushing the new way in order to compete with new generation ‘editors’. I have studiously ignored it as my existing tool set works brilliantly. But lately I have started doubting my obstinacy. So I have taken the web site content of my largest ‘client’ and have been quietly building a new site using the new technology. It is bloody exhausting. AND bloody slow.
One of my biggest challenges is finding a method to easily create and update page content in a way that is easy for the client to do. They must regularly add new articles and frankly the new tool is shit for that. I have had numerous 24 hour sessions building, destroying and rebuilding pages while learning the intricacies of the new tools. It is gratifying to explore and master the complexity of a new feature but equally frustrating and annoying having to spend 12 hours (straight) to work out why a paragraph keeps moving unexpectedly.
Oh my. As ‘they’ say, “Life can be so difficult“.