Redesign and new host

As far as I remember I have been talking about this in some articles and comments here on Eirikso.com for a long time. I have been running my blog since 2003. The oldest post in this one is from february 2004, but that’s because of a change from Blogger.com to Movabletype back then. For the last couple of years I have been running WordPress on Dreamhost. I am very happy with WordPress but not completely happy with Dreamhost. They’re quite slow and the uptime is simply not good enough. And, the last time I was on the front page of Digg.com my site went down.

Over the years the template I am running (a version of the default Kubrick theme) and the whole site has gathered some errors and instabilities. Doing som serious spring cleaning takes time. But at some point it has to be done.

So, here we go. I am trying out A2 Hosting, Inc.. I am currently building a framework for my site over at A2. You can follow my progress and experiments here. The utterly talented Henrik Lied is helping out with some CSS magic and coding. The theme we have chosen to use as a basis is Recycled Canvas. When I think that everything works over at the new host I will change the DNS to direct the traffic over there. I will announce that here. So, feel free to comment and play around here as usual.

Redesign and new host

3 thoughts on “Redesign and new host

  1. Asbjørn Ulsberg says:

    I hope you manage to create the exact same URI space and design over at the new blog, so old links work appropriately! 🙂 Good luck with the new hosting and redesign, looking forward to seeing the result when done.

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