Wellspring For The World Updated

Wellspring For The World’s website has made a remarkable recovery!  The site was coughing broken code all over the place.  The images weren’t displaying correctly, the wording on the right panel were running off the page, the contact information needed some rework and some reorganizing needed to be done.  What I’ve done to aid this site in making it user friendly includes:

  • Clickable flash images, now the images on the right panel are clickable.  I have no idea where all the images are that they’ve used.  It’s still a mystery.  I really wanted to add another image at the top right corner to get rid of wasted space, but unfortunately this “Joomla” is very touchy.  Every little thing I tried to change, changed the site drastically.  At first I thought fixing the right panel was going to be easy, add some line breaks to make it fit in the border.  Some how the buttons to subscribe and donate disappeared.  I got real worried because I had no idea how to get that back.  Luckily I had help with that problem and I fixed it right away.
  • Reorganized content and text, I moved the news displayed on the home page to the “news” button.  I moved the video to the front page and in its place I made a “Wellspring Pictures” button and displayed all their recent pictures.  It was a mystery figuring out how to display pictures; I had finally figured out what the “media manager” did, it held images.  The images I was in search for weren’t in this area although I figure out “upload” means to upload something onto the database.  I had uploaded the recent pictures provided by Wellspring For The World.  I reorganized the text by placing the contact information at the bottom of the page.  I had tried to increase the navigation text, but that was a failure.  I tried everything, no luck.  Some sites are easier to fix when the CSS is labeled efficiently.  I didn’t know what changed what, I saw a “font-size” in the CSS and increased every single one of them keeping in mind the original size.  I didn’t want to repeat the disappearance of donate, and subscribe buttons again.
  • Added Facebook “like” button and “follow” twitter buttons, in order to keep this site connected with the world.

Like I had mentioned this “Joomla” site is very touchy, one slight change could screw the whole thing up.  I had to step around mine fields on this one.  All in all I think the changes made to the site makes it more user-friendly.  “Follow” and “Like” Wellspring For The World!

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Take a Minute, Imagine

Imagine you are in a personal free/safe area, whether it be inside a building of any sort or outside at any time.  Relax and picture this “perfect” place.  Take a minute to create something with your mind.  As you take your minute, I’ll tell you what I imagine as a “perfect” place.

I can see myself being outside, on top of a hill yelling and screaming, just for the fun of it, as the wind nearly blows me over.  When the wind finally blows me over I fall graciously onto the grass, which is soft as nightly pillows.  As I lay there looking up, the sky mixes with night and day.  Stars grow brighter as the sun grows dimmer.  The sky stays multi-colored with various pinks, purples and blues.  In the distance you can hear piano playing a s the sunset.  This piano playing grows louder and louder soothing, relaxing…

Well anyways have you come up with a “perfect” place?  Ok good, now hold on and cherish this place as long as you can.  Keep thinking about everyday.  What this will do is provide a glimpse of happiness even on the worst of days.  The trick is to believe and to keep thinking about it everyday.  I share this because, we all need that something to separate us from ourselves.  Sometimes a piece of artwork may not turn out as you had planned while working up close, take a few steps back and see your progress it truly makes a difference.  I would be honored if you would share your “perfect” place, yet again I know it’s personal so it’s fine if you don’t.  I just want to help make you happy even if the portion is pea-sized.  Thanks and have a great day!

P.S. Completely off topic, learn about Wellspring For The World.  Help save some lives, share the fresh water we drink, with people in need around the world.

Wellspring For The World Website

Day one:  What’s Joomla?  How in the world am I going to be able to fix a website, when I hardly know anything about Joomla?

Day two:  Researched how to use Joomla.  Oh YouTube, how you’ve helped me grow throughout the years.  I used YouTube  to learn more about it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oXKbHXpYqE

Day three:  Experimented with Joomla, offline.

Day four:  Obtained Wellspring For The World access.  Applied the “touch and go” feel of Joomla.  I would change something and if it made it better it stuck and if it made it worse I would try and change it back.

Day five:  Tried to figure out how to move the right margin over.

Day six:  Tried to figure out how to move the right margin over..

Day seven:  Tried to figure out how to move the RIGHT MARGIN OVER…

Day eight:  Added Twitter button!  Success!

Day nine:  MOVE MARGIN!  NO TEXT, YOU STAY!  MARGIN MOVE ALREADY!

Day ten:  YES!  Solution to my problem.  Move the text over and change the background color!  Success!

Day eleven:  We shall see whats going to happen tomorrow.  So far the margin is fixed, and Twitter button is added.  Now we sit back, relax and have a mini celebration!

http://www.wellspringfortheworld.com

Acknowledge Me

“Acknowledge Me” is about overcoming the fear and struggles of my past.  Defeating evil saying that I’ll never last.  Growing blood red and yellow pee.  Twisted with craze, trying to hide me.  Muffled words surround the air.  Almost something I can’t bear.  It cages the mind.  Keeping me trapped back in time.

With the present I progress to change.  Wearing white that is pure and strange.  I am newer then I was back then.  I won’t give up, no not again.

I’m trying to overcome stage fright, in a sense.  The Where’s Waldo Effect, becoming noticed in a sea cloaking invisibility, standing out.

Essence of Past Self

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“Acknowledge Me” is about overcoming the fear and struggles of my past.  Defeating evil saying that I’ll never last.  Growing blood red and yellow pee.  Twisted with craze, trying to hide me.  Muffled words surround the air.  Almost something I can’t bear.  It cages the mind.  Keeping me trapped back in time.

With the present I progress to change.  Wearing white that is pure and strange.  I am newer then I was back then.  I won’t give up, no not again.