After much debate I made the decision to move webhosts. It was not a decision I made lightly, as I've been with my former host ICDSoft for 11 years (!!!) But I did feel like it was time for a change. After all 11 years of digital baggage is a lot to carry around. (Note: I still really like ICDSoft for pure speed, fast support, uptime, and FTP style DYI hosting.)
My new hosting choice: Squarespace. Why? I fell for the slick and minimalist portfolio designs that they offered. I liked the ease of use and ease of updating. I also liked their SEO features, namely the ability to make clear urls for each image in a gallery. I liked how I was also able to ditch Lightbox in favor of images that can actually be paged through.
Being the type who has done a mix of handcoding html and css, and also used a combination of sliced Photoshop files and Dreamweaver, the change was even more marked for me. But in the end my thought was that giving up some of this in favor of a more responsive and more modern portfolio might be worth it. I am curious to see how it works going forward.
Note: The URL for my portfolio site remains the same: www.LDiehl.com.
My blog, will also be moving to the new site, that means that the RSS feed will change to: https://laura-diehl.squarespace.com/ldiehl-blog/?format=rss
So please re-subscribe above if you'd like to continue receiving updates!
Please excuse the construction dust as I build and move into my new home. (And do let me know if you find anything broken.)