Site redesign

New designHere it is! New website design.

I’ve been working on it for longer than I would’ve liked, but it seems to have been worth it. I do like how it turned out.

Please comment and tell me what you think of the new look! Or if you discover anything acting wonky, comment on that too, and I will fix it.

There is great new content on the way for the blog as well, but more on that later.

How to set up a website, with thanks to the geeks who make it so easy

As a technophile who’s never had to put together a website before, when I set out to make this one in a week, I had a vague idea about some of the concepts involved and a strong sense of it being Not That Hard.

In such a situation, it helps to have an expert source to go to for advice and recommendation, so as to avoid a lot of research and second-guessing. My top trusted source for matters technical, creative and especially techno-creative is Boing Boing – a legendary site edited by makers, geeks, internet privacy activists, and all-around knowledgeable people.

The first step was to register a domain. I remembered that BB had some suggestions for domain registrars in a recent article, so I looked that up and went with Hover.

Having registered fragmentalist.com and feeling pretty pleased with myself for getting this far, it took me another day to wonder about the server on which the content of my website was going to live. Next step was to find hosting.

Looking around Hover’s site to confirm that they don’t provide hosting as well (some domain registrars do), I also completely missed their suggested hosts page. ¬†Good thing that I did, because the host I ended up going with – found again through Boing Boing – was not on that list, and is one I’m now totally in love with.

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