My New Weblog

I haven’t posted for a couple of days because I’ve been in the process of migrating my weblog. In fact, all the markme.com weblogs are eventually migrating over to weblogs.macromedia.com, and to a new version of Movable Type. I wanted to migrate mine first to get some experience with the process, and to get any issues/bugs worked out. If you see any problems, let me know.

The biggest challenge has been redirecting from old post URLs to the new ones (since the new version of MT generates different types of URLs). Anil Dash set me up with some MT code to generate an .htaccess file to make Apache do most of the work, but there are tons of other things to consider when migrating a two-year-old weblog (images, feeds, go URLs, and other files).

Over the next couple of months, I intend to update my templates, but for now, I’m using only a slightly modified version of the MT default. My stylesheet is pretty standard, as well, with only a couple customizations. In fact, I’ve heard it referred to as “nice, but unoriginal.” True. I’m not much of a designer, though, so if you have any suggestions, let me know.

Technical details first, aesthetics later.