New Decade, New Site

2010-January-01

New DecadeWell, as part of my promise in last night's post, I'm working on the new version of this web site. There are a few reasons for it, and a few things I intend to do with it, so I figured I'd go ahead and write a post indicating some of my plans. The big thing is that this is not too much more difficult for me than what I have been doing with the wiki for the past few months. Additionally, with this setup I'm able to do things such as embed youtube videos right into the page, and I have some more fine grain control over the appearance of the whole site. Plus, I can even have my twitter feed on the main page.

Some potential disadvantages of this new setup? It's really fiddly and I need to work on a lot of different files in order to post a blog entry, however when I work on drafts for new blogs, I can insert them right into the system. So as I write this, I'm not in Microsoft Word as I have been for the past few months, which means the style of everything should stay consistent, while I write everything directly into the web site.

Some advantages? Well, writing directly into the blog template is great, and I do intend to create a few RSS feeds, one for blog entries and possibly one for the rest of the pages on the site, as they get created or changed. I also intend to continue filling in older blog entries from my old blogspot space, along with finding some of the "lost" posts from old WordPress instances.