Upcoming Site Changes!

I know it’s been pretty quiet here on the main site lately— all the action has been at Tyranny of Pants, and I’ve been otherwise nose-to-the-grindstone working on coloring the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which is still on-going.  There haven’t been many posts as of late, but it’s mostly because I’ve been keeping busy!  Between summer travels and side projects… well, you get the idea.  I’ve been trying to be more focused about making stuff, but it’s been to the detriment of communicating with you about it!  But I’m hoping to change all that, and soon.

The main purpose of this update is to let you know that some changes will be coming to the site.  It’s been a few years since the last redesign, and that time has come once more!  Sometime soon, when you navigate to either lens-capp.com, or charliecapp.com, or whatever URL you usually punch in to find me, your browser will bring you to a fancy new layout.  Theoretically, the old site that you’re currently reading, as well as all the various pages, galleries, and what-not that comprise it, will stay intact, and any bookmarks you’ve made of favorite things should still lead you there without error.  This version of the site will be “stored in the attic” in a manner of speaking, and kept living on the server mostly for posterity.  New stuff will begin to show up in the new layout, and old things will be converted to new formats, and so on… you get the picture, I think.

So, to summarize, I’m changing the website’s design, the principle URLs will stay the same, and things might be a bit confusing (for me more than you, I hope) as I make the transition.  It’ll be much easier to make slight changes and nudges to the new version of the site, so you might see things change and evolve on the fly.

If you’re interested in some of the nuts & bolts details, I’m going to be shifting the site from iWeb to WordPress.  This should be very convenient for me— iWeb hasn’t really been supported actively since 2009, and updating my website requires me to have access to a single, specific computer.  Additionally, since upgrading my operating system a couple of weeks ago, iWeb has picked up just a few little quirks that have made it a little more difficult to use… and what if my computer poops out entirely?  Shifting to WordPress should provide, among other benefits, access to a living infrastructure that will allow me to keep up with the internet’s changes, and the ability to update my website from virtually anywhere, with any web-connected computer.  The Tyranny of Pants has been operating on WordPress for quite a while, and I’ve been delighted to discover that I can write content and manage the site with little more than my phone, if needed.

Now, I gotta admit, there’s a chance I might erase all of the site in its current form during the WordPress install.  Whoops!  These things happen sometimes, right? But should that happen, rest assured that I’ve got local versions of everything I’ve written, so if you happened to be a big fan of the Dektol Working Solution article or something, I’ll rebuild it.

So, changes are coming!  It should be a bit of a project, but I’m looking forward to it.

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