Changes to this site

7 October 2010

Projects tend to overrun and cost more than first anticipated. There are many causes that delay a project, such as unforeseen problems that were not imagined during the planning stage, but quite often, the delay is due to over-estimation of one’s abilities to complete on time, and under-estimation of task at hand. I fell into the second trap, while changing this site from the Blogger platform to a plain old-fashioned HTML-based site. Initially, I thought it wouldn’t be too difficult or time-consuming to change things back into HTML-based pages, but alas, I was wrong.

Why have I abandoned Blogger? Not because I think it’s a bad platform. Indeed, I would recommend Blogger over many other platforms, if someone were to ask me what to use when starting to blog. However, I had become increasingly frustrated with the lack of flexibility, or to use a very long and ugly word, customizability. While I could alter the look of each page in a Blogger blog had I wanted so, it was becoming too restrictive for the different types of content, such as photographs, that I posted on my blog. A few canges to the HTML can bring a lot of difference, so I decided to go back to making web pages.

I have tested this site, but there are a few things that I need to work out properly, such as transferring the comments. And there will be mistakes, so please do let me know if there are dead links.