My new website is finally live after many delays and editing! Regular readers will recall that Pixelz.ca is created using Apple software called iWeb which is part of the iLife pack. Even though iWeb still works and I am able to publish updates at Pixelz.ca, the ability to comment was lost and I really want to hear what you think about my posts. From January 2012 until July 2012 I was aggressively pursuing software called Rapidweaver which is touted to be a great replacement for iWeb complete with all the options needed for a great website. I purchased some new themes from third-party contributors, signed up for tutorials and was well on my way to create the new website.
As I was creating my photo galleries, I was disappointed to learn that I could not create multi-nested pages. This was a show-stopper for me since some categories of mine needed to be separated so I started looking at other options. My good friend, Scott Martin, had already gone through the pains of creating a new site and suggested I look at Bluehost for hosting and a WordPress template to create my new site. WordPress is a free blogging platform and there are several templates out there that are suitable to personalize websites and Scott was in favour of 2 photography dedicated themes, Elegant Themes or Photocrati. I ultimately chose Photocrati and hopefully the results speak for themselves. The support desk at Photocrati is awesome and painlessly helped me through a couple of issues that I was having.
This new site will also allow me to better my internet presence through blogging and social media. You can now comment once again options reinstated and in the future I will be able to have secure online financial transactions.
As you explore my new site, you will notice that there isn’t nearly the number of images here as there are on Pixelz.ca. There are a couple of reasons for this. The first reason is that the new ArniWorks.com site will be lean with more emphasis on the professional and the business side of photography. The second reason will be the subject of the next post which involves things like 74,000 images, rating, editing and storage. In a nutshell, instead of waiting until I had everything complete, I decided to launch with what I have and blog about my new additions.
Pixelz.ca will stay up and running until the transfer is complete but eventually I plan on re-directing Pixelz.ca directly to Arniworks.com so you don’t have to change your bookmarks.
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