I’ve decided to redesign my website using Squarespace as my host and publishing platform. I will likely keep this Tumblr blog open for my casual fun posts, (I am a fan of Tumblr) and use my Squarespace blog for the more formal site/design/art related posts. I’ll also look into integrating the two via feeds so followers of this Tumblr don’t have to go out of their way to see my other posts.
I picked Squarespace because it will allow me to redesign my site easily without having to worry about maintaining a backend too (like Wordpress for example). My site has been just venilla html/css as of March 2008; while I don’t need to worry about a backend I still have to hand code all my content and crop thumbnails etc… Thus updates are few, and it’s been nearly 2 years since my last redesign. With Squarespace I’m free to redesign whenever I want without worrying about my content.
Look forward to updates in the near future. I’m not sure how long the redesign will take, I’ll have to get comfortable with Squarespace before I get creative.