Wow! Blogging has gotten easier, or maybe it’s more that I haven’t given wordpress a fair shake since I got into Drupal several years ago…trying this new theme, (tanzaku) a Japanese one that resizes automatically. It’s a re-think of “dynamic width” – the articles float into columns based on the window size, which is a great concept.
My old site was actually HTML, I am almost embarrassed to say. It was in blogger originally, and I thought about putting it in Drupal, but was never happy with the UX for editing a blog in Drupal. While Drupal is a very strong platform it’s a sucky blogging tool, but it remains oriented around the blogging concept.
I actually got a bit down on blogging in the past year or so (not that I was ever a huge blogger) for a few reasons: one, DRM which I talked about before, and two because it has gotten so commonplace, that I feel leery of the whole thing. I suppose I’m too non-conformist and that’s just silly – blogging is still worth doing. And finally, and related to 2), the whole issue of privacy online. Although I am somewhat neutral on the topic, Jessica does not want to post photos or videos of the kids online, and I can certainly see where she’s coming from. I have a password protected area on Vimeo which is pretty good…but all the photos I take these days are of the family which really cuts down the material for a blog. Well not all of it but the vast bulk.
In any event, as I move from a focus on Drupal to a more generalized “CMS architect” position, I am exposing myself to more frameworks. Not about to go all Django just yet, but need to calibrate along the PHP axis of WordPress/Drupal/Magento. The right tool for the RIGHT job, as a carpenter I knew as a kid used to say…