Well, there were a few new additions to my home site since the last update, but not enough to warrant a new update. However, I'd like to take this stage to announce a URL transition and some other meta-changes
Some of the pages of the site that used to live under http://vipe.technion.ac.il/~shlomif/ are now living directly under http://www.shlomifish.org/. This change was done due to the constant downtime of vipe.technion.ac.il. The server itself is usually up and running and responsive, but the connection to it gets down. Other benefits of this are the fact that everything would be on one host, which would make mirroring, backup and maintenance easier, and that there would be less need for absolute links.
The pages temporarily moved to http://www.shlomifish.org/Vipe/, but later were moved to the main site and integrated there. Some things may still be broken so please report any problems to me.
The two host scheme stemmed from the early history of the site (when I still had a relatively limited quota on the Technion's students' servers), and ended up influencing the design and feature-set of some of the projects to support this site (like Latemp and HTML-Widgets-NavMenu).
Other meta-changes include:
- The removal of the PayPal donate button and replacement with a much less bloated (markup-wise) link to the new "How to Help" site.
- The Google search box is now placed in the navigation bar on every page of the site, rather than just the front page. I hope people will find it more convenient to search the site using it.
- I should also note that I added a note to the beginning of my "Create a Great Personal Homesite" article addressing some "The Disqualifier Disqualifies on his own fault" criticisms of my home site, by some people whom I referred to the article.
I'd like to make another post to this feed soon, this time more interactive and asking for some advice regarding the current form of the site. So stay tuned.