Like with any project there are steps to a successful resolution and completion; building this website has been a significant undertaking from day one. With the mutual understanding that the site must operate with fluidity and seamless functionality for the end user, the attention to detail has been nothing short of a monumental task.
The first days consisted far from my prying eyes and were the building blocks and placement of the WordPress website foundation, this essentially laid the framework for the transformation taking place daily.
In the early days the cosmetics were minimal and the skeletal structure was the primary goal; ensuring that all menus were placed accordingly and were easily accessible through point and click interfaces. Once this was achieved then came coding; this was a completely new venture to me as I come from the antiquated computer language of DOS; this was modestly foreign to me but not without my basic understanding. The codes enable certain pieces of the website to function within given parameters, it basically lays out a rule book of sorts and identifies the key options for how the website visit will play out. With much of this done it seemed like a never ending battle – constant long conversations with Shannon Johnson the Technical Director / Webmaster for Moloich Photography, in Atlanta, GA. The conversations lasting well into the night as we move from one item to the next, ensuring it all pieces together and forms the picture we want to create in the unity of our shared ideas.
The daytime, evening, weekend and wee morning hour battles sometimes seem endless and exhaustive to work out each detail, to make sure it is all intact for the final delivery – like the knockout punch in the final round of the heavyweight title bout. Your eyes become slaves to a warm screen inviting you to stay for just 30 mins more and finish that one last item, will it ever end ? The answer is a resounding celebratory “yes” – knowing what you are cultivating and preparing to unleash is a combined masterpiece of technical wizardry from an IT standpoint and unbridled artistic expression from the viewfinder of the photographer is nothing short of inspirational.
Perhaps the most rewarding experience thus far in the construction phase is being able to write once again creatively, this I have not pursued in almost 25 years, this website not only will celebrate my joy and passion of photography but unite under one banner the creativity that resides in us all. It is important to embrace creativity in all it’s forms; song, written and spoken word, photography, graphic art, dance and poetry – this all has the power to teach and build a community within a community and strengthen the bonds within. The celebration of creativity is what forges friendships and cements the bonds of friendship for an eternity.
Even through a potential server crash and data base fault, the webmaster and I are unshaken and determined with resolve to see this site to a peaceful resting place. The hours of creation and mindful consideration are paying off – the fruit of our labors are laid beneath your feet to await your admiration and praise; this is our passion, it’s what we are driven through “choice” to do and we choose to share it with you.