I made myself a new website and this is it. Take some looks around. I moved the entire thing over to WordPress, and it’s new from the very humblest line of code on up. The theme (which is WordPress-speak for the look and organization of the site) is custom, HTML5-ready, iOS compatible (not a lick of flash!), it’s called “Irksomecushion” in homage to my very first website, and no, you can’t use it. Moving to WordPress gives me nice things like RSS feeds and permalinks, as well as a content-management system that is quite smartly designed. I know, welcome to 2004!
Not everything is in place yet, in particular the Visuals section, because I haven’t thought of a satisfactory way to organize and display a gallery of pictures. (If anyone has any suggestions for a clean, customizable gallery framework, please leave a reply). That reminds me, comments! I’ve enabled them to start, even though I have mixed feelings about sites with comments. Out of the billions of comment threads on the internet, there are probably about 12 that have ever been interesting. Also I’ve heard that comment spam is a thing these days; we’ll see if WordPress’s filters are up to the task. Not only can you reply to posts on this blog, but you can comment on individual pieces in the Works section, and concerts in the Piano section, which I may live to regret. Be nice, everybody!
Also, if you’re reading this, it means you’re an unwitting beta-tester! That’s what the little “beta” up top means—it’s an easy way for me to launch a new website that still might have lots of errors in it, and have them not be my fault. But truly, if you come across anything on this new site that you think is a mistake or bug, please get in touch; I would be most grateful. I’m also grateful to many pseudonyméd people over at the WordPress community for answering my questions and generally making life easier, and to Panic (shockingly good Mac software™) for making the wonderful Coda and Transmit.