I have moved into the role of General Counsel for a small company. As you can imagine, the number of legal issues that arise, even for a computer forensics company, are few. My first week I wrote contracts, by the second week I was handling all of our HR paperwork, by the third week I was responsible for our social media presence. Week four, they added web design.
So today, I sit in my boyfriend’s cozy downstairs office in front of a fire attempting to ferret out the necessary HTML/CSS coding required to double space a block quote in a content manager plug-in.
I find it humorous that law school taught me the one thing I needed to join the world of business as a valuable and fully flexible team member, the ability to research. My tens of thousands of hours spent researching various legal issues has given me a nearly preternatural ability to find information and tutorials pertaining to any task I am handed.
So I am building our website, piece by piece. It was initially fully designed (in my mind) two weeks ago. Then, at the website review one simple question was asked. “Can we add different colored boxes with information to the site?”
“hmmm…. I don’t know. Let me check”
The answer, no. The theme I had chosen didn’t allow for that. So off I went on a two day research trip across the vast landscape of the interwebs to see what resources would work with the theme to enable that capability. I found many, but most were pretty crappy looking. Then I stumbled across one that would allow us to make as many changes as we wished to the site. I bought it and happily began the tedious process of moving the content into the content manager and arranging our boxes and information in a pleasing and eye-catching manner.
Then I hit a wall.
Paragraph spacing. I have no idea how to accomplish paragraph spacing within this theme.
So weeks of work are stalled while I spend more time seeking out the appropriate way to code for paragraph spacing than I did on writing the content for the site.