When I first posted about my new site layout it was a brief post because I simply needed to make the announcement.
I promised more explanation for those who were interested, so here it is.
Several blogs I read have recently moved themselves over to Wordpress, coming from a variety of platforms. Personally, I am more familiar with, and much prefer, Drupal. Wordpress is a blogging platform that is increasingly becoming versatile, whereas Drupal is a CMS that can also do blogging. I had been using MovableType, which is good as far as it goes. It is a blogging platform that can become a CMS with quite a bit of work, but I was finding it counter-intuitive. A platform designed from the ground up to be a CMS would definitely have its uses.
So it was time to move over to Drupal. Doing so makes it many times easier to keep non-blog content up to date – I no longer have to rely upon FTP to do this. In time, I’ll move all my non-blog online content over to my Drupal site, which will make maintenance and adding content a breeze.
To date, all that is here is my blog. I’ve added one new feature, which is an e-mail contact page. Previously, several people who didn’t know me had wanted to send me an e-mail and had navigated through to the St James Audley website and found the contact form there. Not elegant.
The plan, over time, is to add new things to this site. Needless to say, I’ll post in this blog to announce as I do so. Soon to come: A blogroll with a difference.
There — promise kept!