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  1. Sherri

    My Full Time Return

    As most of you know, back on August 8th, 2017, my husband of 23 years left me for another woman. 24 days later her returned only to kick me out of my home and put me on the streets ad he moved his new girlfriend into our home. When this happened, I had no place to set up my computer to continue working here on IBTheme and if it were not for Pete and Wotsit, I would have lost my business. I have spent the last 9 months struggling to find a way to heal from the tragedy of losing my home and my husband and try to work to save the money to get in to my own apartment so I could get back to IBTheme. By God's grace and amazing will, I am happy to report that I am ready to return FULL TIME / PERMANENTLY to IBTheme and get the site booming again. Right now, for the next 2½ weeks I'll have to work from my laptop which has me limited on what I can do, but Just 1st I will be moving in to my new apartment and setting up my office to work full throttle. I am going to use these next 2 weeks to catch up on the new coding and everything I have missed so I can get things back to normal as we are use to. A lot has changed, here on the site and within the underlying software and theme templates. I expect to be back up to standards within a week or so, but for now, please know that I am here at my desk working, getting caught up and also working on a new theme design to celebrate my long awaited return. Also, I no longer use my married name. My divorce will be final soon but I've already returned to using my maiden name. Sherri L. Doane One of the unfortunate things that happened is I lost my desk with hutch and my office chair in all this mess. (long story) I have to save up to get a new one that matches all my office furniture. Thankfully I found on Amazon where they still sell the same desk, hutch & chair so for starters I'll be using a little fold out table & fold out chair to set my computer on until I have made the money to replace the ones I had. Desk $339 ► https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DTJRJ2/?coliid=I54TESTO3UPNT&colid=HKID7L09O846&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it Hutch $119 ► https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001VNWGMK/?coliid=I2TQ3C1X99QGB&colid=HKID7L09O846&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it Chair $84.99 ► https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LCRVXYC/?coliid=I3STYVIGE83W8V&colid=HKID7L09O846&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it Total ► $662 for all 3 items I am excited to be back and I look forward to making you guys very happy with new designs and regular, steady upgrades of all our current designs. If you need any custom work, I will be available for that too. Thank you, Sherri Doane
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  3. Sherri

    IPS Guide - Upgrading themes to 4.2

    Thank you!!
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  7. Sherri

    What are your plans after 4.2 is released?

    I'm sorry I've let you down Woffie. The truth is, there has been a LOT going on in my personal life that has only begun to get better over the past couple of months. Something happened that changed me more than I wanted to admit and it's something I can't talk about, but I have healed from it now, but you are correct on the time frame. It happened about 2½ years ago I think. ...The summer of 2014 to be exact. June will be 3 years. I thought I would never be the same again, but somehow, with enough time and prayer, I woke up one morning about 2 or 3 months ago and the hurt and pain of what had happened was finally gone. I was able to move on. On top of that, I hate, hate, hate, hate EVERYTHING about the IPB 4.x series. I feel like they ruined a masterpiece when 4.0 came out and it just keeps getting worse with each upgrade. IPS is so focused on having this upscale, modern, feature rich product that they got lost in it all and made the software so that it's not user friendly anymore and I'm a computer whiz and STILL can't believe all the issues with this thing. It's a nightmare all bundled up into code that no average user can make sense of. I am trying to get my groove back. I truly am. I miss the old days when I was whipping out beautiful designs left and right. Well... Recently, (about a month or so ago) I started working long hours again to whip out some themes and then along comes another batch of IPB upgrades yet again and it set me back AGAIN. It's like it's never ending. With themes as custom designed as mine are, you can imagine the hassle to keep them all upgraded. I hate that I am restricted from doing all my cute and pretty details to my themes that I use to do, like with category headers and 3 image logos, etc. Well... Then, thankfully, a couple of weeks ago WotSit and I came up with a plan to make life easier on us. I'm making one theme to use as a base for coding (layout, etc) then each theme will have it's own graphics and css to make each one unique in color and design. This way, I only need to upgrade ONE theme and then use that as the base to add in the graphics and css for every other theme. (I hope that makes sense. I swear it made sense in my head. LOL!) Now, after a while when I have my groove back, I will have a few more base designs that I can edit graphics and css so my themes don't all appear to be too similar, but this is how we're trying to get things kick-started again. Another issue as well, is that I need to be able to create new themes. A LOT of our themes we have carried since IPB 2.3 version and they are old and boring. That is the worst thing that can happen to an artist is to never have the time to make new creations because I'm always upgrading old ones. So I've decided to retire a lot of our old themes since I can no longer use all the fancy details I use to anyway, and make new themes all together. Many will be based on similarities of old themes, but will have a new name and new face lift. Being able to make new themes and have this easier way to upgrade CONSTANTLY are the only 2 ways I know of that I can make this whole 4.x work and stay in business. I cancelled premium memberships when 4.x series came out because I just couldn't promise to keep up with theme upgrades and new releases. It is humanly impossible for one person to do. So, once I get my groove back, I will bring back premium memberships again. I just have to make sure I have products to offer that make it worth it all to you guys. I'm trying. I promise I am. Reading what you said and seeing it in my face was an eye opener. You said everything I already knew but didn't want to admit to myself. I have to admit, it had a huge impact on me while I was reading it. I hope I'm able to get my groove back and make you guys proud again. I promise to do my best. Big hugs, Sherri
  8. Sherri

    What About Emojis?

    I looked and I have no record of ever having made any emojis. Only icons. But I will put it on my to-do list to create some. It gives me something fun to do in my down time.
  9. Sherri

    What About Emojis?

    I have to look through my old files. I think I made some, but not sure. I'll check for you tomorrow. As soon as I get Valentine's theme released here in a few minutes I have to hurry to get ready to go out for ladies night. I wonder if @Wotsit remembers if we had some or not. I need to look through my back-up hard drive and search for them if so.
  10. Sherri

    What About Emojis?

    I only have the ones on our emoji list. Is that the ones you want? If so I can box 'em up and send 'em to ya.
  11. Sherri

    Any plans for a spring theme?

    Yes, in fact, you guys are about to get hit pretty hard with a lot of themes at once.
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  14. Sherri

    Photos of my office

    Thank you guys. I hope it last me a looooong time.
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