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Site Update

The more perceptive you will have noticed a few changes around here over the last couple of days.

After years trying to create a news page manually I have finally given in and used RapidWeaver’s Blog template. This now allows me to post new articles and have them archive by month automatically. There is also an RSS feed function, which is awesome, but I have yet to test it.

For those of you already yawning, what this means is that our site is now much easier to update, and we can now provide news pretty much as and when it happens. Our previous blog platform, Blogger.com, was discontinued some years ago. I was able to export our entries at the time into an XML file, and over the last couple of days I have been re-creating them in this new format. Not everything made it back from the export, unfortunately, but we now have archived blog posts going back to 2006! I will work on updating the formatting and restoring some of the images over the next couple of days.

I’ve redesigned the site’s layout too using CSS3, so there will be a few more advanced design features popping up here and there as I learn how to do stuff. You may have noticed I also took the time to redesign the logo to reflect better the existence of Gracious Deviants 2.0 - we are now a trio after all.

In other news, we had a very successful photoshoot last weekend, and will be posting some of the photos from it on the site in the next couple of days.