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Monday, August 08, 2016

Website Moved...

With all of the changes to services within this past year (Oct 2015 - Present) I was left with no other options but to leave blogger for hosting my website. Earlier in the year Google was merging Picasa with their Google Photos and discontinuing Picasa all together. We were told that if we were using links to the photos in picasa, nothing would change. But once the migration was done, how those pictures reacted once you clicked on them was not the same. It doesn't matter how you had the images displayed once clicked you were redirected to a google site. So basically my gallery was broken again.

I would have rather spent the last 3 days working on new paintings for my show in two weeks instead of reworking my entire website in a new place. During that time I disconnected my domain from blogger to point to my new site at weebly, which is why it's been unavailable. (still waiting for it to propagate through.)

Why weebly? As compensation for comcast/xfinity axing our personal webpages, they gave us (those who claimed it within the allotted time frame) 2 years of a free pro account. I still have a year left, and thought I'd take advantage of it before it runs out. So about June next year I'll be moving my site again to Wix and also transferring my domain to them as well. I really like their site controls much better than Weebly, and the yearly wix subscription includes domain fees.

There are still a few things left to finish on my new site, mainly the gallery area. I'll be working on that today. I'm also keeping my blogger blog, because there's no way to transfer my entries. I've been with blogger since 2004\5 and I really don't want to abandon those archives. So for now I'll continue using blogger for my blog only.

Hopefully my domain will be active with the new site later on today.

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