I’m contemplating a drastic change. I’m thinking about chunking everything I’ve done here and moving to a new format with WordPress on the back end. It’s not a move I take lightly, and it may be a long time in coming, if it does happen at all.
Overall I’ve been quite pleased with this site. It seems to work, and do most of what I want. I’ve never really gotten the archives or page turning to work, but I consider that minor. However, there are some compelling reasons to make the change…
- This site isn’t compliant with ANYTHING, not by a longshot. I ought to at least make the attempt.
- I’m eventually going to run out of webspace with my clunky little MS-Access database that drives this site. MySQL is so much more robust, and with my host the data doesn’t eat into my allotted space.
- I’ve been quite impressed with the list of features in WordPress. It has all of the standard tools, without my having to kluge something together. Best of all, it’s free.
- Even though I’m more comfortable writing in ASP, the more I work with PHP, the more impressed I am with its capabilities. I’m rapidly becoming a bit open-source fan.
It’s hard to give up on something on which one has spent so much time. I probably won’t just drop everything I’ve done, but will leave it in archive state, rather than trying to convert it. This site may be an odd mishmash of ASP and PHP pages.
I’ve aleady started playing with WordPress, both at work, and on this site. I like the look and feel of the current site, but haven’t decided if it’s not time for a bigger change. We shall see.
I realize I’m behind the curve on most of this. I stubbornly stuck to do-it-yourself pages in ASP, rather than going with something such as Movable Type or WordPress. Heck, I could have even gone with one of those free sites, such as Blogger.com, but I hadn’t fully been converted to the blogging concept. I was still under the old paradigm of html pages. Of course, as with most technology-related things, by the time I hear about it, much less adopt it, it’s out of style. I still think digital watches are a neat idea.