Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Guess I Can Add Web Designer to My Resume

It's taken a lot of hours over the past couple days, but I'm just about finished with my very first website! If you recall, my dad brought me Dreamweaver: Hands-On-Training at the beginning of January and I've been studying the software ever since.

The site is for my dad's side of the family and will be a place where we can post pictures, news, etc, plus it's a central location for our contact information. Sounds like Facebook, right? But this way not everyone has to join.

The actual designing didn't happen until after I finished the tutorial at the end of February, and then we were waiting to hear back from various family members. After several weeks of not hearing from anyone, we decided to go ahead and hoped the threat of posting very embarassing pictures would urge them along. And let me tell you, I have some embarassing pictures! I also discovered that my cousin Laura and I looked a lot alike when we were toddlers. This is strange because we're not blood related. Hmm...

My deadline is April 1st and because I'm an overachiever, I'll probably try to launch it later today. It looks pretty straightforward on the server end, so we'll soon find out. I'll post a link once it's up.

Needless to say, I haven't touched my wip since Friday. Writing once every three or four days is not helping my productivity, but at least it's for a good cause.

Finally, today is DAY 30 of the 30-Day Shred. I've actually done it every single day! Well, I still have to do it today but I'm not quitting at this point. I'll rest tomorrow. I'm not seeing as much of a change as I hoped for, but my clothes are fitting better and my stamina has improved, so I'm happy.

16 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

SaWeet! Both for the website and the 30 days. You rock!

Turkey Lurkey said...

Nice! Congrats on becoming a web designer and for keeping up with Jillian for 30 days! (Isn't that 6000 word credits?) ;)

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Janna! I didn't mean to post it at midnight - that was just when I wrote it. I had 20 minutes to kill why I backup (!) the site.

Ok, TOO funny. My word verification is "oodutchi". My family is Dutch and the entire site has a Dutch theme, lol.

Melanie Avila said...

Turkey, lol! I laughed at first, then realized that I you're serious! 6000 words! W00t.

Christy said...

Neat-o. I'm shredding it too - thought not as consistently as you are. Good for you!

Nadine said...

Yay!! So exciting that it is done!!

Amy Sue Nathan said...

WOW good for you - I've always wanted to do that!!!

Melanie Avila said...

Christy, I did it back in November but wasn't very consistent. I decided to challenge myself to see if I could do it. Now I know I can, but every day is too hard on my wrists and knees so I'll probably try to alternate with some other type of exercise.

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, I KNOW. Especially after yesterday's drama. :P

Melanie Avila said...

Amy, it's taken me a long time to come around. I don't know why I resisted learning to design websites, but I did. I ordered the same book but for Flash and cannot wait to get started. Our friend is bringing it in 10 days!

gypsyscarlett said...

Hey Melanie,

Double congrats to you. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks!

Robin said...

That's really impressive, Melanie! That's an incredibly useful talent. Better than being able to fix sinks. Would you marry me?

Melanie Avila said...

LOL Robin! I can "adjust" sinks, but certainly not fix them. I guess this is a good skill.

spyscribbler said...

Yay for the website and the Shred! 30 days straight? That is totally awesome! I've been walking on the treadmill for 30-60 minutes a day, plus riding the bike and doing the elliptical machine. I'm thrilled to lose weight, but my foot was swollen big time last night. Ouchie.

I don't know. I'm tired of not being in shape, though.

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, that's so great! What I would do for an elliptical machine... My knees are killing me after Ms. Michaels and while I'll keep doing the different levels, I can't handle all this jumping!