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I promise to provide some insight on my latest home renovations, but in the meantime I will tell you about my latest website renovation.

I have always wondered why people are hooked on blogs. I am not against them. Just curious. Then I built my website and realized that a blog would be the best way to chronicle my ongoing projects. People can check up on what I am doing, comment on what you see or make some requests on what you would like to see.

In my quest for organization I did some research on the web. Some of my friends are bloggers. Some of my daily web amusements are blogs. Here are some of the sites I visit and some comments on the blog platform.

Jordan’s website – Jordan has been having problems incorporating the blog into his website. He said that I shouldn’t even explore it as an option.
Robby’s Euro Adventure – Robby appears to have built his own. Which is not surprising at all.
Katy’s blog – blogger – Katy used bloggers preloaded templates.
Jessica’s Travels – movabletype. Easy to use but I was looking for a free service with lots of options.
tompeters.com – movabletype.
Fast Company – movabletype.

In the end I chose blogger. I needed something free and easy to incorporate into my own web site. All I did was modify my existing cascading style sheet to include the codes that blogger uses. Easy? Well, I had to tinker with it. I am often responsible for building websites at work but they never get to be this complex. No Javascript, no colors, no images, no css… Superbland. I still have a few features that I want to add to the navigation bar (recent posts).

Stay tuned.

Comments

Comment from Anonymous
Time September 15, 2004 at 6:55 pm

I didn’t want to register… not that I’m against registering, but its just one more username/password to remember. Anyway, nice stuff!!! I’m quite impressed. I would suggest being sure to look at your site using lots of different browsers though, and different text sizes. You can get very different results with each!

Comment from projectjen
Time September 20, 2004 at 5:53 pm

You happened to note many things on my expanding website “to do” list. I know that its not totally browser friendly just yet then there is a font issue for some. I had other things to take care of (Mike’s Thesis and my ongoing quest for a better job).

I am also having to deal with the fact that my free trial of Dreamweaver is about to/or has already expired.

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