Housekeeping: coming site layout changes

I want to drop a quick note that this weekend I'm going to be fiddling around with this site's layout and formatting. This doesn't affect you in any way, and there shouldn't be any downtime, but some objects may be moved around the site so you may not be able to find everything exactly where you're accustomed to seeing it.

If you listen to any podcasts you may have heard ads from Squarespace, who happen to be my website's host. Since there's no other reason to know anything about Squarespace, let me give you my unvarnished review in one sentence:

Squarespace is pretty good at what they do, and terrible at everything else.

The main problem I have with the service is that they obviously have no sense of the ways that people actually design and build websites. If you think this website looks even halfway like a real website, it's because I hacked it together that way myself.

The key thing to know about the service is that all websites have to select a "template," of which they have quite a number to choose from. However, there's no way to know how a template actually works until you select it and start building the website. If it turns out that it doesn't suit your needs, you have to start over from scratch and rebuild the site. Content is saved, but that's small comfort – for me at least.

Anyway, that's how I'm going to be spending this weekend, so if I don't reply to e-mails or comments immediately, it's because I'll be swearing loudly at my computer.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.