When we set about to establish another online presence
(other than Facebook) to showcase our photography,
region, and ancestry, it had been more then a decade since
we had used any of the applications common to the
industry, to any significant degree.
Back in the day, we "cut our teeth" on Adobe Photoshop
CS2, spec'd and then assembled our own custom personal
computer with a Window's 7 OS, read about studio lighting
from David Newman, and tried to master digital printing. We
studied the posing and shading artistry of Vermeer, Rembrandt,
Turner, and Hopper.
Present day, it seems my IPhone 14 can do in seconds what
I use to labor on for hours. I anticipated a steep learning
Our first attempt involved Bluehost/WordPress. I don't fault
them an iota and they refunded my money without any
hassle, but after a week of effort the application was as
much an enigma to me as Hilbert's sixth problem and
WiX, the application in use on this site, has proved
sufficiently user-friendly that you can read this post
and it didn't take me all day to create it. I opted
to upgrade to a Premium package for two years.