I know I had been talking about making the transition to Squarespace, but have been putting it off until inspiration hit – I get bored too easily and want a site redesign! I had figured that I would hit two birds with one stone by redesigning the site and making the switch at the same time.
However, while high on Midol last Friday, I asked myself why I couldn’t make the switch and worry about the redesign later.
So I did it.
I moved all my old posts to Squarespace this past weekend. You’re now looking at Geek in Heels, powered by Squarespace.
A few things I noticed in the transition:
- It took a bit getting used to, but WOW! Squarespace is so much more powerful than WordPress. Much more user-friendly and even the nit-picky CSS customizations are actually FUN!
- I *heart* the built-in image resizer! After you upload an image, you have the option to resize the image permanently or create a thumbnail (whose size you specify) that links to the full image. For an example, see my post on Megan Fox. Click on any of the pictures and the full-size image will show on a new window.
- The built-in gallery is awesome too. (See it in action here.) My only wish is that there is an option to embed a gallery into a blog post, but from reading the forum I think they’re working on that.
- The search engine seems to be a lot more powerful than the standard WordPress one. I know you can install plug-ins to enhance the WordPress search engines, but the Squarespace is so fast and intuitive!
I must mention that although Squarespace offers easy import options, I decided not to use it because I’m anal like that. Thus, all my comments are gone! 🙁 So please comment lots to make up for it!
I will probably be making a lot of UI changes to the site within the next few weeks, so please stay patient. Thanks for reading!