In hind sight maybe I should have bought my web hosting from SQUARESPACE.COM like all my other artist friends have done. Simple, Easy to Use, blah blah blah. But all my other artist friends don't have a degree in Interactive Media Design from UCSC - and so I felt that for ME, (because I'm so damn special and gifted- HAHAHA) an open-ended web development tool would be perfect - allowing me to make a website JUST THE WAY I wanted it to look and behave.
And so, I fell for the allure of the interactive "Bright and Shiny" offering from Wix called "LIGHT BOXES". Light Boxes allow you to do so many really cool things without expert hard coding ... timed and animated semi-transparent overlays on which you can add images, text and buttons. A web designers HEAVEN!
Oh ... but wait ... although they load INSTANTLY for YOU in preview mode and on YOUR mega-fast 200mbps Broadband connection monster computer - guess what? They don't load AT ALL for anyone else using standard internet. The ONLY thing these people see are the background images of your pages that use LIGHT BOXES.
And having discovered this I now begin all over again. Designing and Building my website.
Until next time ...