As you certainly noticed if you are subscribing to my RSS feed, I’ve played a little to much for my blog yesterday. I was looking at syndication, and started aggregating everything from my CorelDRAW.com blog. I’ve now removed all the entries from this site, but your RSS feed might still have some residuals. Sorry for that.
I’ve just finished updating my blog to the latest version of WordPress (2.3.1) and have updated my theme and plug-ins… So far, everything seems to work great. I’ll continue to do a few tests over the week-end. If you notice anything out of the ordinary (outside the fact that I have posted on my blog), please let me know.
OK, looks like this is becoming a habit of mine: Moving my blog! Well, this time should really be the last one for quite some time. The new URL to access my blog is blog.metrailler.net, and metrailler.net/blog will redirect you there. And this link include the new RSS feed URL. I am very sorry for all this moving around and really hope this is the last one for quite a while. I few of my posts from my previous server have not yet moved over, and I’ll hopefully get that done in the coming days.
I will now look at how to customize the template of this new blog hosting that I use, and will start working on getting my web site back to life. Stay tuned for more in the coming days
Well, even if I didn’t want this to happen, I am from now on moderating the posting of comments and the usage of trackbacks on my blog… just got spammed through trackbacks
Feel free to continue leaving comments and to add trackbacks to your own blog if you want… I’ll accept anything that is not specifically spam.
It is taking a lot longer than what I initially expected, but I finally had the chance to make a big first step toward the redesign of my web site. As you can see, the look of my blog has somewhat changed compared to the previous slightly tweaked standard template.
A little background about the new look. It was created using CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 on my Macbook Pro… yes, that’s right, CDGS on Mac OS. I wanted to put Parallels to the test and wanted to use my favorite graphics suite to create the web page layout (with CorelDRAW X3) and the slicing on the images (with Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3). The CSS was then hand-written using Textmate which replaced HomeSite as my web-editor of choice since I moved to the Mac.
Yes, I know, I need to stop that… that’s why there is a simple redirect. My Weblog is now in its final position (until the next move). The full link to my weblog is gerard.metrailler.net/weblog/gerardm/, but you can also get there by going to metrailler.net/blog. For those who have RSS feeds, here are the new links for the atom feed, the RSS2 feed and the RSS feed. I can no longer guarantee that the old links will be available for much longer, so please update your aggregator links
First, thank you for subscribing to my weblog. I’ve been playing around with the configuration of the server. The new link to my weblog is gerard.metrailler.net/weblog. For those who have RSS feeds, here are the new links for the atom feed, the RSS2 feed and the RSS feed. The old link will still remain active until I have finished tweaking the configuration of my server.
I finally had a chance to start updating my web site. The first (mini-)step has been to slightly adapt the look&feel of this blog. I’ve decided to undergo a major overhaul of my private web site. I am in the process of creating the new look & feel for the web site using XHTML and CSS. Really fun to finally get back into it.
To get started, I’ve slightly updated the template that came with my Weblog software (Blojsom that comes with Mac OS X 10.4 Server). All instructions on how to customize this this weblog engine can be fund on Brendan Berg’s Weblog. Once my web site has been update with the new style, I will give a final update to my blog.
More to come (hopefully) soon. Stay tuned