And now I'm doing it again, with two exclamation points in a blog post title.
That reflects how thrilled I am to have put up a revamped BrianHines.com web site -- something I've been meaning to do for a long time, but kept putting off owing to how tough it's been for me to find easy-to-use web site creation software for a PC.
I've tried quite a few programs, such as WebEasy (doesn't really live up to its name) and FrontPage (a mediocre Microsoft offering). I could manage to get a web site up and running with them, but it sure wasn't fun.
Then I entered the magical realm of Apple, where a smile is on every computer user's face and software flowers bloom with each keystroke.
I explored the Macintosh web site creation possibilities with the aid of my reliable cyberspace guide, Google. Eventually I settled on Sandvox. Karelia software had a nice video introduction and I got to try out a demo download before buying.
Sure, I used one of their stock templates for my site. And I haven't tried to do anything fancy.
But that doesn't take away from a simple fact: I got BrianHInes.com designed and uploaded in just a few hours, enjoyably. Things go more smilingly on a Mac, for sure.
Whatever problems I encountered were of my own making, pretty much. Figuring that now I should have the site hosted by a Macintosh friendly company, rather than GoDaddy, I signed up with MacHighway.
Their support team has answered my questions promptly and competently. I got a bit confused about the process of changing my domain Nameservers to point to the new site. Tyler cleared things up for me.
I'm going to enjoy fiddling with my web site, since that's so easy to do with Sandvox. This morning I decided to add a page view counter, which already is showing "57."
A bunch of those views are mine, checking to see how many views I have. (Ooh! Make that 58!) Well, like I say on a freshly added item on the sidebar of my two blogs:
Take a look at my web site, which contains information about a subject of great interest to me: me.