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Written by Kelley Underwood   
Tuesday, 12 September 2006
As you may have noticed, KelleyUnderwood.com has taken on a new appearance. After several months of experimenting  and learning how to use the Joomla Content Management System I decided that maybe I should make it look better.

I had played with a "mess o" bots, modules and components. The page had become so cluttered with my toys that, even though I had no trouble finding what I wanted, the average visitor was left with his/her jaw on the ground as they tried to make sense of it all.

I also was using the default template with a modified graphic and that was the extent of my improvements. In fact, I had been putting off any template work until I had a better idea what to do. The time finally came. So, I plunked down my $50 to subscribe to the RocketThemes Template Club and downloaded their latest creation "Mobius". After some successes and failures in creating what I wanted things have pretty well settled down now. This theme provides some nice usability features like some control over font size and width of the page. These controls are found in the upper right hand corner of the page. Sooner or later I may experiment with some other themes. There are some really nice creations out there.

I threw together the banner graphic. I will hopefully soon create something that looks a little better. This is my first serious attempt at a photo montage and while its not too pretty it does display some important folks to me.

The background is photo of part of the group of Alumni Argonne Rebels members who attended the reunion in July in Great Bend, Kansas. In front of that on the left is a part of a color guard, wearing vintage uniforms, that presented the colors as the "March of Champions" drum and bugle show at the reunion. In the center is a photo with me on the left, my old buddy David Halbower and another great high school friend, Bill McKown. Bill has been a quadrapalegic for 31 years or more. It was so niice to speak with him and share some conversation that not many other folks can completely understand. On the right is a photo of the infamous Sandra and Glenn Opie. Glen was the director for the Argonne Rebels for so many years and Sandra simply wrote the book on what bugle lines were supposed to be. While still active as a judge, Sandra inspired nothing less than fear, or maybe shock and awe, to the horn lines and their instructors she judged. Now, as a member of the DCI Hall of Fame (as is Glenn), her name is universally revered.

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