Finally over

March 10, 2008

Journal, School

UPDATE:  Hang on, guys.  The website was down last night, so Lloyd’s article didn’t get posted.  He’ll fix it after he gets ready.

BTW:  Happy Birthday, Deborah!


As some of you know, I’ve been working on a new website for Lincoln Lutheran on and off for about 3 years. There’s never been enough time in the day to work on it much during the school year, so last summer I decided that I would just do it. I was aided by the fact that the Game of the Summer really sucked and Brad had a new nephew to keep him busy.

This would look really cutting edge if it was still 2004

I think I did a nice job if I do say so myself. I don’t know how much schools are normally charged for a new website, but I got a flyer in the mail at the start of the school year that had a coupon for $5,000.00 off. The best part of the website is that it takes information in a central location (news and calendar items) and automatically distributes them to very specific subpages. For example, if you put a choir concert on the main calendar or post an announcement about it, that information automatically appears on the choir page (and on the music department page). Basically, I am very, very lazy. For instance:

I didn’t want to answer a lot of questions about the new website, so there’s a tour you can take. I was tired of trying to figure out when people had the computer lab reserved, so there’s a reservation system. I didn’t want to have to do so much work for our Middle School Fun Nights, now there’s an online handbook.

I don’t mind doing work, as long as the net result is that I can sleep more.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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15 Responses to “Finally over”

  1. Karla Said on:

    What happened to you guys?!?

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  2. Brad Said on:

    quiz

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  3. Brad Said on:

    So what the heck is going on with Laurenburg? All of our services are consistently low while the population booms. Are people reproducing on their own now?

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  4. Peggy Said on:

    Well, it’s about time!

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  5. Beth Said on:

    Well done good and faithful Lloyd. Your reward will be a big, soft, comfy bed in heaven.

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  6. Peggy Said on:

    That’s awesome Lloyd! Your school looks awesome!

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    • Lloyd Said on:

      Your school website looks nice too. Did someone redo it recently? I ask, because I seem to recall it not looking as sharp last time I checked. You do some nice things on yours that I will be stealing in the future.

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      • Peggy Said on:

        Why yes, thanks for noticing. In between my regular work I have been working on the site. It’s sort of like a hobby.

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  7. Deanne Said on:

    Oh, I love functionality like that! We have issues at work where things don’t get updated because they have to be posted several places. Good stuff!

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  8. Deborah Said on:

    Thanks, Lauren!

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