Hello all! My name is Todd Dougherty and I am relatively new to CC and the forums. I have been interested in web design and the internet ever since my first Commodore 64 that was hooked up to the TV. That led to a Tandy/Radio Shack pc, and on and on it goes.
My family and I have always been owned by Chinese Pug dogs, so we eventually started breeding and raising them in 1988. That led to our first web site at www.dakotapugs.com
. I can't even remember what I first started that with, but it ended up where I ultimately built it using Adobe GoLive. I am kinda proud of that site!
So once Dakotapugs was on autopilot, I drifted away from web design for several years until last year when I volunteered to do a web site for my church. Wow, what was I thinking??? I had been away from the latest in trends and technology, and now I volunteer to to a web site?? For church?? If any of you have been involved with anything to do with church work, you know that EVERYTHING has to go through a committee of some kind. From the domain name to the logo, to the font style, colors, photos, text content, etc...etc...etc. Enough said about that!
So anyhow, I found Coffee Cup again. I think i dabbled with CC back in the early Dakotapugs.com days, but hadn't looked at it until the church site came up. I wanted something simple, yet professional, and something that perhaps someone else could help maintain after the bulk of the work was done. I found that in CC, and our new site can be seen at www.riverhillsfellowship.org
It's still a work in progress, so please be patient. For one, I have much to learn about file compression to make it load faster, but I haven't gotten around to doing that yet. As of today's date, (2/18/11), I am REALLY struggling with Form Builder on two pages and need to hit the forums for help on that once I finish writing this. After that, it's on to Jukebox. I think that will be OK though.
I will say that for the most part, CC has been a blessing to me, even while the Form Builder is a curse at the moment!! The CC staff, particularly Orlando, have been very helpful, as have the countless people in the forums who have offered advice and tips. That is what keeps me coming back.
Thanks for all of your help. I am glad to be here!