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Nicely done, Shaun. On each past incarnation of the site, you ‘cut off’ your posts from the point when the site becomes redundant, which is a really nice touch. How do you do that?

Author
Elliot Jay Stocks
Posted
Dec 5th, 2006 10:23 am
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In the jump from 5 to 6 I used a different custom-built CMS. 7 and 8 were both Movable Type sites so all the pages were static. In the case of 9 and the current version they are again custom-built CMSes so I actually have a duplicated database up until the point where the design changed.

I need to look into a tool that will crawl a dynamic site and create static HTML files for all permutations of pages so I can unhook the old site from the database. Of course, then the (old) local search goes out the window.

Author
Shaun Inman
Posted
Dec 5th, 2006 10:31 am
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Ah, I see! Yes, a tool like that would be extremely beneficial to me as well. The race is on to find one, then! :-)

I wouldn’t worry too much about it disabling the search; it’s a relatively small sacrifice, given that user would (or should) know that they’re visiting a no-longer-active site.

Author
Elliot Jay Stocks
Posted
Dec 5th, 2006 11:29 am
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It’s slightly off-topic so feel free to delete me.

One thing I noticed is that I frequent Shauninman.com/post/ a lot more than I have Shauninman.com/plete/ …

I do not believe it has to do with the increased frequency of articles/posts you write but more with the general feeling I have now when I visit. A lot can be said about design but it can only mean something is much more in touch, a lot more inviting.

“What’s the Frequency, Shaun”

Best wishes,

Maleika

Author
Maleika E.A.
Posted
Dec 5th, 2006 3:05 pm