I just came back from a special church website meeting called specifically to ask for design changes. The committee said, “We want you to do this!”
I said, “I can do this, but if I do, you lose that.”
Silence. Head scratching. “Oh. But we really like that.”
I nod my head. “This and that are attached*. If I remove the one, the other goes, too.”
More silence. More head scratching.
“Okay,” they decide. “No changes.” For now.
Amoeba told me about Ambrose Bierce’s definition for elephant. I am keeping it in mind to comfort me through the church website design.
ELEPHANT, n. a mouse designed by a committee
*They wanted me to remove links, but keep pages. Okay. But without the links, how does one get to the pages? O_o
But really, they aren’t as silly as they sound. Because I don’t have any of the links activated (I have no content yet) they didn’t understand the function of the left sidebar. I think they’re happy — for now.
If you haven’t seen the website yet and are curious, it is still under construction, but what there is of it is here: