So, yes, my time at Orega is over. It was a good run, fun while it lasted. And I'm also happy it's over and I'm done.
The only really big project I got to work on (for reals) was a website for a client. Based on the CMS Joomla!, it was interesting to see how a (pretty big, marketshare-wise) contant management system actually works from the administrator perspective, and also how to design for/on/around existing templates. Actually, I'm not happy with Joomla! at all. I can see how it is useful for sites much larger and more complex than the one I made. I can see how it seems like a good choice for many people. I also realized how many fails in implementing it any logical manner (after some googling); and herein lies the problem. It is too big, too complex. As a base for your local club/organization/church/whatever, it's not effective in any way, not easy to handle unless you're a seasoned Joomla! developer, and there are also semantic flaws in the code everywhere! Things'll get broken really quick-like, and you'll be wondering what the hells just happened. Also, some of the CSS I made was really rather abstract. Now, I expect code to be somewhat "crazy" for non-techies to understand; it _is_ abstract. However, at some point, things just get silly. When you have to nest five levels and then select next sibling with a class, you just know things should be running smoother. And this is why I want to make my own CMS. I want to have less code, more functionality and ease-of-use. Changing the color of a link should take two minutes, not two hours. Anyways, what I made: norservice.no/norigo/
Also, as we remember, I was not allowed to put anything in my portfolio.
Now, for the next chapter!