Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sometimes I Amaze Me...

I can be so brain dead at times.

I was helping a friend redesign her website - actually I was bartering for G-man's senior pics, but I digress.

Between the two of us we could not get proofs to show up on her web page.

We added pics to the template...We uploaded the pics via ftp...
Where'd they go??? I can see them on the ftp...they are there - why aren't they showing up? Ok, let me think about this....
For a week....

And several emails and calls to the template vendor...
It must be your server's fault - you are doing everything right and our template works for everyone else...
And several calls to the hosting vendor...
Check your template...I can see everything on the ftp...
So, let's just take down the site and upload it again...
Wa-lah...there are your pictures. I see them, you see them, everyone sees them...
So let's try to add some more...
Damn, you want it to work twice...in the same night?

Here we go again...add...upload...check ftp...
Oh fuck...not again.....
Looks like you are just going to have to reload your site each time you add a pic...
Yeah, that went over about as good as a 50# lead weight...(oooh, I have not heard that since I asked Dad how Mom liked the iron he got her for Mother's day last year, but I digress).

No senior pics for G-man at this rate...

Let's rethink this...

The template is in flash. Ok, I admit I have never designed using flash...but shit, how hard can it be?

We add files, we upload the files, they are on the ftp, but they do not show up on the site unless we reupload the whole damn site...

And then the light came on...

What a moron I felt like...of course, neither the template vendor or host provider confirmed that we were uploading the .xml and other files associated with the template...so they are morons, too.

Honestly, I am still not exactly sure what specific files we needed to re-upload but the few we did made everything work like a charm...

Now if I can get my football countdown to game 1 clock and G-man's countown to graduation calendar files up and working decently (no promise of pretty), I will have had a fairly productive weekend....

Back to productivity...

4 comments:

Winky Twinky said...

Glad you got that figured out... it went over my head like a jet plane.... :-P

Anonymous said...

let's hope it wasn't an air france jet plane!

Larew said...

My condolences on your frustration. (Particularly as you went through all that for someone else!) I also tried to pimp my blog, but was unable to get the swell template to work.... hence my unoriginal use of the same background you are using! Not that I'm saying you're unoriginal or anything... Actually, I think it suits Cat Ladies and Pseudo Nuns quite well.

Phillipia said...

Ok - I must be brain dead...WTF does an air france jet plane have to do with websites - then I realized that comment was not for me at all:)

And Larew, I have been thinking about pimping out my blog...but within the scheme of everything else I should be doing..well it is what it is for now...it is a great template - there are a few of us great ones out there using it:)