When I started my blog up two years ago, I only knew of one domain registrar. This domain registrar has a little bit of a history of being heavy on the upsell while making it difficult to do much with the domains you already own. Now, especially since they recently went up for sale, I decided it was a good time to switch to a new registrar.
For those interested, the original address for this blog was www.johnroscigno.blogspot.com, however I wanted it to just be JohnRoscigno.com. A registrar lets me choose a custom domain name and make it point to the blog here.
So this weekend I signed up with Hover.com - a registrar that has been heavily plugged on my favorite podcasts, This Week in Tech & Macbreak Weekly. They make everything ridiculously easy and are considerably less expensive compared to my old registrar. I also thought the blog could do with a facelift; I wasn't really happy the way it looked after I changed it over summer. The new three panel layout works a bit better for wider screens, and I like keeping the focus on the post text and my twitter feed on the left with the archive links on the right (I just need to get good photo of me somewhere near the top and out of the way).
Let me know what you think in the comments!
You might also wonder what the box at the top right of the page is.
Roscigno.me, my new splashpage and portal to all things me.
So that's what's been going on with my blog this weekend. Hopefully I'll get some new photos and posts up soon.