31 Dec 2015 23:38
– John 1:1
This site looks familiar and shares many commonalities with its predecessor variants due to personal preferences and lessons learned over the years but with rare exception, most of the old content has been relegated to a dusty CD and a few jump drives scattered about the premises.
We’re happily using Larry Wall’s late 1980’s developed Perl for many of the substantive back-end applications and we’re running a 4.something version of WordPress at the moment due to having a familiarity with its server side scripting php structure developed in the mid-1990’s. That’s not to imply that either is an archaic language, more so that they’ve been around long enough to have had the rough edges rubbed-off and have had a chance to mature. Perhaps we relate. Both are also much more useful to the actual developer than they are to any one particular proprietor.
We stayed with the previous and potentially familiar ColoradoMelons layout for now because it’s so visually stimulating and sends a message of its own without overpowering the content… bear in mind, however, the structure is the content for my involvement in this little escapade.
As before, we have no deliberate intentions with this front-end as of yet. It exists as the presented part of the whole, functional server. It may change to suit a purpose if one is found, and although we have another site directly behind this one to play with, we’ll probably blow this one up for kicks in fun-filled experimentation from time to time. Success and failure go hand-in-hand. Don’t be afraid of either, and as usual
Let’s see where this road goes.