When on 20th of October Apple unveiled their latest version of iLife app suite, one part of it was missing. Sadly iWeb didn’t get an update and it wasn’t even mentioned by Jobs during keynote. It was a bad news for me because my personal website was made in iWeb, and by that time it already badly needed upgrade. It looks like faith of iDVD is waiting for iWeb too – slowly dying out.
On the right is the last image of my old website, I didn’t update it for a while because I got quite frustrated with iWeb and just didn’t want to deal with it at all.
But fortunately yesterday I finally set up new hosting and registered new domain on godaddy.com I’ve got quite a good deal too, very pleased about it. My new domain is ivanb.me, it’s my name + first letter of surname. I’ve spent quite a long time brainstorming different domain names, but then I thought that if it’s my personal blog and I’ll be writing about everything and nothing in particular, why not to use my own name.
I’m really excited about using WordPress and the flexibility it offers. One of my main complaints about iWeb was inability to blog on-the-go from my iPhone or iPad. It meant for example that if I wanted to blog on my trip to Canada that’s coming up soon, I have to take my laptop instead of just iPad. But now I can write whenever and on whatever I want. Which is pretty cool I think.
I haven’t decided on visual theme for my blog yet. I wanted to make my own theme, but with Christmas and everything that’s coming up soon I might have to stick with one of the pre-made ones for some time. But nonetheless the theme I’m using right now, Paperpunch by The Theme Factory is really amazing and professional.