I took a few days off from painting to dive back into my website project. I hadn’t worked on it for a while because I gave myself a year to do it and I started last July. Plenty of time, right? One would think so, especially since the only page left to complete is the order form.
And there’s the rub. The order form, like the slideshow galleries, is a plug-in, so it’s not part of the main Joomla program. While looking for such plug-ins, a sure attraction is the claim that it’s so easy for beginners. That would be me. However, they neglected to mention that the so-called beginner really needs to be fluent in CSS if they want to actually embed this thing on one of their web pages. Otherwise, it shows up as part of a front page menu and is restricted to the width of whatever that menu is. Totally useless.
So, the slogging has begun to figure out just enough CSS to get this thing where I want it. Doesn’t help much when the instructions simply tell you to write in the desired parameters, without explaining what they could possibly be!