A New Look

Teddy Bear is gray!
Teddy Bear is gray!

No, it’s not that Teddy Bear is not black, it’s that The Creative Cat has a new look!

After having increasingly more trouble with everything from posting to commenting, I couldn’t modify pages at all, and portions of the site just disappeared, it was time to finally upgrade to a new account and a new template. It’s been a matter of time and money, and my service provider, who has been very patient with keeping a 10-year-old account around and all the shenanigans my site played on the server, asked if I could consider moving to a new account. I have been itching to put together a new layout to better organize the content, and I also need to move ahead with my own e-commerce site, which couldn’t run on the old server. It was time! I spent most of this week after Tuesday checking files as they moved them for me, and setting up The Creative Cat on this new template.

I’m not entirely pleased with the layout. The sample showed all the images consistent sizes so all sections lined up very neatly and more more easy to read, but apparently I need to crop my photos to those sizes in order for them to work that way. Also, you can’t browse the new posts in order anywhere, and I’m not sure how well that works for others. But for now, I’m going to work my way through the last of the details here and look at a few other magazine-style templates.

In any case, I’m thrilled to be able to: 1) open my site; 2) see all the headers, footers and images; 3) be able to navigate to find something; 4) get my posts done much faster; and 5) finally answer comments! There was a conflict with the template and Java Script and my comments pages and comment areas would not compose for me. But that’s all over now!

In the meantime, I’m going to be building a few galleries and working on integrating my Facebook and Instragram posts. Give me feedback if you have anything to say, and thanks for your patience!


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7 thoughts on “A New Look

  • November 22, 2015 at 12:05 pm
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    It looks really nice! I hope it works well for you 🙂 And by the way, your art work is so beautiful and inspiring ~

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    • November 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm
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      Thank you so much for the compliment, Elaine, and for taking the time to visit!

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  • November 22, 2015 at 11:31 am
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    Looks good.
    We too can only imagine the work going into the new look!
    Nancy and the kitties

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    • November 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm
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      Georgia and Julie, it took all Mimi’s powers to give me energy to get through it, and even Simon had to take over and purr really hard on my lap! Thanks!

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  • November 22, 2015 at 8:34 am
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    Well done! Bet it waw a lot of work. We’re in the process of combining our website and blog and it’s taking forever to sort through.

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    • November 22, 2015 at 9:58 am
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      Yes it was, Animalcouriers, nearly six years of posts and all that art. I’m glad I actually build basic sites for customers and have some understanding how this works–that and my amazing host company. Thanks for visiting!

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