Tuesday, 12 January 2016

New Year, Where's the new site?!

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!

It might seem awhile ago now we are in the second week of January but I do hope you all had a lovely winter break. I spent mine with my lovely family and generally taking a break from everything!

If you read my Facebook page then you'll know that the beautiful new logo by Chiichanny is up but the new site layout isn't - in fact is went so horribly wrong that the old layout is gone as well and page is now being displayed in a rather boring, plain, default white blogger theme! Several things went wrong - the layout I had chosen and spent quite a while working on wouldn't allow me to use the logo or add a banner of any sort, and instead wanted to use a rather ugly text description. Those of you that use blogger know that the template layout allows you to add in boxes for widgets/headers/content etc, for what ever reason, that I still can't work out, it just wouldn't work. After realising and spending quite a few hours trying to make it work, that it just wasn't going to happen I did try and revert to the old template, and this is where the fun began - the back up I made before fiddling with anything doesn't work. There's absolutely no reason for it not too as it will open fine, it just won't upload. If you can imagine me, sat in front of my laptop, with an error message, a site that looks like utter crap with various multiple colours everywhere and a broken template, you can probably imagine my face, in fact, here's a pretty accurate representation:


So, with the above in mind, the only thing I could do was switch it back to a default template, which is what I did. I still don't know why it didn't work or why the back up is corrupt and why blogger is so dang restrictive! I've come to the conclusion now that it may be time to switch to self hosted and move away from blogger entirely. This is looking like it will be going a head in the. Next few weeks - it'll take me a little while to sort as I need to figure out how to use something like Wordpress to build the site and sort the hosting.

So in the meantime I'll keep the site the way it is and work to something better! I'll still hopefully be updating regularly and I have some great plans for tutorials and posts this year that I'll hope you'll enjoy!

Ta-ta for now