Thu, Aug
26
2010

A New Look

Thu, Aug 26, 2010

Although there are still changes to be made, I hope you like the new look. I thought the blog could be refreshed, and I wanted to make my writing-related web presence look more uniform and professional. I also found that I wasn’t really making use of the ephemera on the right sidebar, so why not save some resources and HTML and just eliminate it? I hope this produces a less cluttered, cleaner look.

Unfortunately, you can’t tell me what you think at the moment, because my webhost (Hostgator) has had to shut down my Movable Type comments, likely to do an over-enthusiastic spambot trying to get past my defences. I’ve currently set up a ticket to resolve this, and normal service should be resuming shortly. I’ll keep you posted.

(Update: 5:31 p.m.): I’m just off the phone with Hostgator’s technical support. We’ve gone through the process of optimizing the databases (I had no idea that this was maintenance that should be done regularly. I haven’t optimized my tables since signing up with them, years ago. Hmm…). We’ll see if this helps. Hopefully, comments will be restored, shortly.

(Update: 6:16 p.m.): The optimization appears to have done the trick, and normal service has resumed. I’ll have to remember to do this more often.

So, what do you think of the new look?


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