March 28, 2004

Honey, I'm home!

Well, the website has been moved and the URLs switched over from the old website host.

A note: our former host, http://esphinx.net was great. We didn't move out of dissatisfaction with their service (which was excellent), or their support (also excellent), but because we felt that we needed a different type of hosting package, one that they, alas, don't offer. If we should ever need a hosting package that they sell, they'll certainly be first on my list. Nice bunch of folks.

Though the sites (Tornadowood and Weaving Rainbow) are both up and running on the new host (else you wouldn't be reading this), I can just about guarantee they're both a bit rough around the edges, especially for the Netscape crowd. I'll be spending a bit of time each day chasing bugs in the html for both sites.

Unless this is your first time on Tornadowood, you'll have noted a major alteration in the look and feel of the site. Hope y'all like it, and all input is welcome. Heck, I may even act upon your input! :) Probably most noticeable is the change in the menu, and related issues (no more frames!)... Splitting Jessica's site from mine allowed me to go a different route, though weavingrainbow.com still uses the previous style of menu. It will also allow us both to deck our sites out in colors and designs that we prefer vs. the old website which was, at best, a compromise.

Posted by Gary at 12:59 AM | Comments (0)

March 26, 2004

A New Website on a New Webhost

Over the last few months, I'd been feeling a bit...annoyed...trying to maintain both tornadowood.com and weavingrainbow.com as a combined website. Various factors lent themselves to this situation, and the result was that, a short while back, I switched webhosts in favor of a different webhosting plan that would allow us to run both websites side-by-side.

I wasn't dissatisfied with esphinx.net, the previous webhosting company, for they'd been great. The only problem was that they didn't really offer the kind of hosting package that we needed.

A point in the decision was that Jessica and I have very different ideas of how our websites should look. Jess favors bright, bold colors while I'm an old stick in the mud who prefers things a bit more muted. These differences plus other factors meant that the old combined website was like a CBA: neither side was really happy with what they got.

Now, however, I can have the site I want, Jess can have the site she wants, and everyone's happy. We'll still be running things jointly, though.

The move has caused the Gnusletter archives and Rambling Warps weblog archives to go down. I'll be re-installing them over the next few days or weeks (I'm heartily sick of looking at html right now, so it may be a while). Otherwise, things should be pretty much as they were before, layout and style changes excepted.

Posted by Gary at 04:41 PM | Comments (0)