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18 July 2009 @ 02:33 pm
technical personal site question  
Taking the time I'm ignoring real life to catch up with my online stuff and I realised I haven't actually updated my own site with half of the things I've written/created lately. It's 'cause I'm lazy to be honest, and even though I love working with code, updating an already existing page is kinda dull.

So... I'm halfways towards considering implementing a blog on the index page which will be quicker to update. I toyed with this idea before and used a programme called Cute News for a while, but got so much spam on it it's beyond the joke. So my question is this: should I embed a blog on the page, and if so what's the best one to use? I guess I could embed the fandomsbitca LJ on there, but I kinda like being able to control the page design better than LJ does. I was leaning towards WordPress but I've never used it before - anyone out there in LJLand used it and have any reviews on it?

Or, if anyone has any other suggestions, I'm all ears!

Also - please go go nominate at the Salt & Burn Awards? We're doing better and the quality of the nominees is kinda awesome, but the quantity... isn't.


(eta or maybe I shouldn't even be thinking of coding right now since it took me four attempts to get the HTML right on this post!)
Current Mood: productiveproductive
Current Music: Imogen Heap - Angry Angel
looking happily deranged: kitties! - fairy princessbellatemple on July 18th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
The nomination link is broken, hon. It's directing folks to (dot)awards instead of (slash)awards.

And I swear, I'll figure out who to nominate soon! I will!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on July 18th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
Trying again to reply. Fixed thanks! Been meaning to email you - how do you feel about judging this year?
looking happily derangedbellatemple on July 18th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
I could probably take on a category or two, sure.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: xander//happy place - emeraldswanwhiskyinmind on July 18th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Awesome! (I gave up trying to post via my phone and have it plugged into the computer now - let's see if that works better!
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on July 18th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
I wish I could help with your site, but I'm not a tech sort of person.

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: Pratchett//redo from start - wildecatewhiskyinmind on July 18th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks anyway honey!
Nemo Gravis: Misc//Bobblenaol on July 18th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
I messed around with my own wordpress install a while back and found it to be pretty cool. I haven't checked out the wordpress.com option so I don't know how that works but as for the do-it-yourself version, it's cake. Download, upload, unzip. There's a text file to edit with database names and passwords and that's pretty much it. And as a result, you can have a basic blog setup or a content management thing or whatever you want. There are a gazillion different themes out there and they're all highly tweakable. The interface is quite usable for those used to blogging. Most of the same options as LJ + a few more. And no worries about censorship etcetera.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on July 18th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
I checked after I posted the original and found that my webhost is offering wordpress as a 'one-click install' option. I'm sorely tempted to give it a try.

I'm wondering if I could have a really basic theme and maybe have it on the page as an iFrame so that all I would have to do is implement color code changes and keep the layout of the site the same.

My mind knows what I mean to say here but it also knows I'm not translating well.
Nemo Gravis: Mood//Go fishnaol on July 18th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Strangely enough, I found that a wordpress blog was actually customizable enough that I didn't need the frames. There are just so many possible permutations to play with.