Joe wrote:... one minor change brought an entire site down because we forgot about the fucking stupid cache feature.
Jez wrote:Sounds good (if complicated)
This is why I'm reluctant to take on editing the site myself.
The irony is that nobody in the client company uses the Drupal features to edit pages,
so it's essentially redundant. They ask me to add/remove content which is no problem,
but when they ask me to change the format/layout on a page I run into Drupal.
I could change format/layout on a page easily with an editor or even fucking notepad,
but I'm afraid Drupal would get snotty, give me a sexually transmitted disease and take the site off-line,
which would be an unmitigated disaster.
Basically, it would have been a lot better if the site had been built using pure HTML + CSS to begin with ... and fuck Drupal.
Anyway, thanks guys. I think I know where I stand now. I'll find 3 companies with a local office who have a "Drupal guy".
I'll make contact, try to get an idea of pricing from each and present my recommendations to the client company's MD et al on Wed.
Then I'll fucking run away and hide... I've got shelves to build!