For the past two weeks, you may have noticed my blogging has slacked-off. This is not because I’m slacking off, but because I’ve been busy. Aside from the obligatory task of “rendering unto Ceaser,” and with a visit from my big fat Greek family, I’ve also been hard at work with the redesign of the Redland Baptist Youth Ministries web site – a part of the RBC redesign I’ve been talking about over the past couple months.
I selected the Youth Ministries because that is where I get the most input, support and help internet-wise. Not that the other ministers aren’t helpful, but it should be no surprise that my hip-cool youth minister is the most net-savvy of the bunch – the point he can explain with some technical detail how things don’t work – and run the thing with a bare minimum of hand-holding.
Moreover, using MovableType (MT) as a content management system (CMS), I also thought it might be helpful to have someone in the office who know how it all runs so he can do some hand-holding with the rest of the staff when the rest of the site goes live using MT. As some of you know, so much of the work behind developing church web sites is the social engineering required to keep the thing running and up-to-date.
As you might suspect, I’m going to generate a slew of articles based upon this effort, which will go into gory detail as to how I got this tableless layout to work with Netscape 4, how I implemented various MT plug-ins and how I modified the default archiving configuration so the categories would become sub directories and the name of the post would become the name of the file.
For now, visit the site, kick the tires, and let me know what you think.