As good as a rest

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I’ve a couple of days off when we get back from Spain in a couple of weeks time. I’m going to be making some changes to this site, including a new(ish) take on the design. I’m hoping to have cracked a semi-fluid (max-width controlled) layout, but don’t want to confirm that until I’ve tested it properly.

One change I’m considering is whether to switch to WordPress comments. I know a lot of people don’t care for the pop-up comments I currently use, but from a maintenance point of view it does save me worrying about comment spam as, essentially, I don’t get any; I’ve had less than 10 in the past year!

One thing that WILL definitely change, and that I’ve mentioned before, is that the “mini-blog” (really need to get a consistent name for that, miniblog, overflow, sidebar??) will be switching from Blogger to WordPress. Any suggestions on the best way/plugin to do that would be appreciated. From what I’ve seen it’ll mean a new category which is used for those posts, and a plugin or hack to pull only those posts out into the sidebar.

Anyway, consider this forewarned. Changes are afoot.