Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A More Dynamic Website

Well, I've been thinking for a while about switching to a more dynamic website platform than shtml, and now I've finally done it. Over this past weekend I finally made the changeover to PHP. PHP isn't a language I've ever worked with, oddly, and a little bit of the syntax (string concatenation in particular) seemed strange to me. I know about twelve other programming languages, so it's a little unusual that something seems that syntactically different to me when it comes to basic operators.

At any rate, you can see the immediate benefit of the changeover to PHP in the image on the sidebar on the main page. It now cycles through a series of photos taken by my wife, rather than always just showing the same one, so I think that adds a bit of freshness to the mix. I have more complex additions planned, but one thing at a time, right?