Well. This has been quite a day working with this new theme on the Inmotion Hosting WordPress installation. We are slowly getting the site structure in order, but there is a lot of content which has not yet been posted. Rather, re-posted. I think I will simply continue to work from scratch.
I now have content scattered about in at least three servers. Material is going into each, and I cannot make up my mind which approach to use. I have just about decided to ditch the Dreamweaver authored site – but darn, it looks so much better! I need to think a bit more. The WordPress approaches are so much more simple – and the top tier Microsoft public site is easy to update and post, but not nearly as flexible. More thought, more thought.
I have posted a couple of quick “wills” pages under the expanded menu above; however, I am concerned that this format is not getting enough condensed information to folks right up front and continuously thereafter. I don’t want them to have to work for it. I have been looking at a magazine or news format and the presentations in such formats are much more dense. I am going to consider that a bit more. Also, time constraints are dictating that I will probably do audio first, then convert those presentations to more expanded video.
Today I ran numerous tests on images, content, menus, etc.. It appears that WordPress will be the emphasis on the InMotion server for now. The others will take a back seat for later evaluation.
The past few months have resulted in several printings of brochures, both new and existing. I am not ready to post the text online for several reasons. Two more should be published this week – depending upon the court schedule.
The web site has not yet been published, but the drafts have undergone modifications and content creation. I use the word “drafts” because a second parallel site with simple construction has been started to speed up the process using a second server. Perhaps this will enable the site to be brought “live” before all of the fancy bells and whistles are developed.
In October, one month ago, I resigned my position as Legislative Committee Chair of the Council of Probate Court Judges of Georgia because of time constraints. This should allow me to pay attention to these projects.
Finally, production of the brochures is starting. I believe the format – actually two formats – will be both informative and attractive. The first two in final form are
- Your Attorney
- Why These Brochures
Several others are in the last stages to be published within days. Again, finally….
As I continued working on the “information resource” emphasis of the judgejordan.com web site, I remained uncomfortable with just the conveyance of information. Laudable as such a goal is, and as public spirited as it may be, the essence of the Probate Court or Probate Process is not captured in that approach alone.
I have changed the emphasis.
Up top and out front on the web site construction are now the historic functions of the Probate Court and its predecessors – helping people.
More delay, but it is worth it.
We have made some great unreported progress with regard to the brochures, and there will be some printing shortly. The publication of this project on paper and on the web has been slowed even further by Council of Probate Court Judges of Georgia work – not to mention those recent 23 days in the Mediterranean which ended September 10. I am encouraged by today’s review of the possibilities, and expect there to be some quality progress in the weeks ahead.
I have not been able to keep up with my proposed schedule because the Georgia Legislature is in session until the end of March. Because I am Legislative Chair of the Council of Probate Court Judges, I have had my hands full with myriad tasks. Just one more week and I can get back to the publication tasks.
I think I have finally determined how to upload the brochures. Here is the “Avoid Probate” brochure: avoid