Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A lot of "AAARRRRGGH!".... a bit if "Oh!" ... and a big "Awwww!"

Well.. after MONTHS of editing and linking and tweaking.... checking and tweaking and testing... at last the new whizz-bang shopping cart was ready to go live. I installed the SSL certificate to make it all secure and hunky-dory....

And now THIS MESSAGE is popping up all over the place!!


AAAARRRRRGGGGGGH!

The offender is the new Internet Explorer (and yes - I've happily switched to Firefox, but 67% of people using my website use Explorer). The worst thing is that it's the embedded Flickr images that are not SSL compliant.... the images that are right throughout the website....

So... the last few days have been fairly stressful - phone calls and emails and fiddling with web code.... and whichever way we do it, it's going to be a LOT of work.

In the meantime, a bit of information about the message is a good thing. Thanks to
Carmel, I have this very useful link - including a way to stop the message popping up. The other option is to keep clicking on "NO" every time the message pops up. It's safe to do that but it's very, very annoying.


Oh, and there has also been good news (which will involve a lot of work, too). I'd rather be doing that than the web stuff. More on that later.


And the "AWWWW".....?


My assistant went out on her own yesterday. "I want to make a bag," she said. I gave her the fabric and scissors and threaded up the machine - electricity ON. She needed help with the strap placement but she did the rest all by herself. It's just the right size to hold a small post-it note pad, and we're all as proud and as pleased as punch with it, I can tell you!

16 comments:

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

Love, love, love the bag. Clever assistant.

I've got an idea about what the good news might be, and if I'm right I'm very excited for you.

Cindy said...

Oh my with an assistant like that you don't want your chair to get cold - she will be there like a flash to take over.

CurlyPops said...

Awwwwww indeed!
Wouldn't it be lovely if the entire world would just convert to Firefox.

Liam's Mummy said...

OMG! I am so excited about THE BAG!!! That is SO AWESOME! She will be embellishing next - in ways that you never thought of, I am sure of it! You'll be able to have a proper sweatshop now (haha).

clare's craftroom said...

Your ever reliable assistant has done very well !

Tanya said...

I am very impressed with the work of your assistant, who I gather is the younger member of the family :). Top effort!

yardage girl said...

Cute bag - those moments are golden after being faced with web crap!

thornberry said...

Oh what a clever young girl your assistant is! That is extremely sweet. And what a HUGE pain about the shopping cart. My condolences!

willywagtail said...

The little lady sure has style.

Kirsty said...

The AWWWW just knocked all that ARGHHHH out of the ballpark. Super cute.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That bag is just brilliant! You really do have your assistant hooked don't you - fabulous to see!

Cath said...

looks like your assistant has sewing under control, must be time for her computer class....

Handmade said...

a very proud moment indeed!

Karen said...

Sorry to hear about the ARRRGGG bt I am of no assistance there.
But oh the Awwwww - how fabulous!

Fiona said...

beautiful little bag Nikki, a proud mum moment. The good news, Im thinking another little assistant, a book deal or a shop (or chain of shops)

Bree said...

I can feel a new fashion design reality show coming on.........for kinder aged kids!! Go little Miss R! ox