My new semester began yesterday, and my multimedia journalism class is already providing ideas about how to fix my website. (This is one of the numerous reasons I love being a college student.) While I clearly did not learn the wonders of the virtual universe in one class period, I did realize just how limiting Weebly, the website that I used to create this website, can be regarding certain blogging aspects. Namely, I can post YouTube videos on my blog, but only links to videos on Vimeo or Vevo; I also cannot indent my paragraphs. In addition, I would like to implement several formatting changes.
I want to ensure MasonPlanet.com is exactly as I desire it to be, so I have begun pursuing other options. I could switch host websites, but I think the more compelling option is to build a custom website through Dreamweaver. Since I have already been taught how to use that software, it should not be too challenging; the only downside is the difficulty keeping my previous blog entries. However, I think this issue is trumped by the ability to use an individual logo, implement custom HTML and finally ditch that darn Weebly advertisement at the bottom of every page.
The point of this entry is that I believe I have outgrown using a host website. Growth is good, right?