Switched to Squarespace

After much research, I have decided to switch the website over to Squarespace.  Building and publishing a website in iWeb was easy, but Squarespace is so much easier, and the results look more professional.  It's usually easy to spot a website made with iWeb... there are only a few templates, and not much variation.  With Squarespace, though, I found that it was simple to create a unique, professional-looking website in a minimal amount of time.  

Because I was not thrilled with iWeb's blogging capability, I kept my blog in "Blogger," which is part of Google.  That meant that I had to log into a separate website to work on the blog.  That wasn't very conducive to work, and so the blog suffered from lack of updates.  With Squarespace, the blog is a part of the website, and can be updated at the same time that I'm updating other parts of the website.  In addition to that, Squarespace has iPhone and iPad apps that make updating the blog a total breeze. 

Additionally, because the website can be edited directly in the web browser (Safari, in my case), I can make changes to the structure of the website from virtually anywhere.  This is far better than iWeb, which was tied to an app on a Mac.  While I did have the files for iWeb on Dropbox, it was not an ideal situation.  Also, it took longer to make a single change to a web page in iWeb than it takes to make a substantial change in Squarespace.  

So far, I'm very happy with Squarespace, and I'd recommend it.  I am only sorry that it took me this long to make the change. 


Happy Birthday, Leigh!

My "little" sister is 40... how is that possible?  When did she get older than me?  Anyways, we had a fun party.. Leigh was the Birthday Girl, but Babette was the star of the show.  Here's a video! 




This is Leigh and Brian's dog, Babette. She is a Shih Tzu. And she is adorable. Quite a funny personality and very friendly.


This is the scanner you should buy if you have a Mac:  The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M (Amazon link).  It is really an amazing device, and I don't think I could have started my paperless journey at home without it.  Check it out!




Going Paperless

So I've decided to go paperless.  From time to time, I'll try to explain how I'm going to do that.  Suffice to say that I'm trying to cut down on the amount of physical media I consume.  This includes books, CDs, DVDs, etc.   Stay tuned for more info and tips.