It's lovely to finally have a little corner to type into, a textbox of my own. And now, I have the pleasure of taking out my new toy for the very first time...
I've put quite a lot of time and effort into all this business.
It was an old idea of mine, making a website (a couple of years old, maybe?) - I wasn't really serious until I downloaded Apache and PHP and MySQL onto my desktop, and started seeing what you could really do. And expression has always been quite important to me.
My first hypothetical site was RandomIdea.com (I'll get around to putting up a little archive, I expect); it had a Greek theme, curiously. ΡΙ. But that was a hope soon crushed, by the vicious habit of whois engines registering domains that are checked for availability. >.< That's infuriatingly cynical. Having successfully avoided setting myself up for a dodgy porn site ("nitebyte.com"... you know who you are!), I came to "suchideas.com" - easy to type, easy to remember, and blissfully short!
I'm glad I decided to build everything from the bottom up now. It's so much fun! I began with style, the "Formal Blue" look for the site main (I'm going to change my styles though, sometime), and then added the "Lively Red" version. All the while checking validity!
And then came the PHP - and the dreaded Apache RewriteRules. They look like swear-words, censored by text editors everywhere for the benefit of the sensitive user.
And I was eventually left with a backend which I'm calling "Expression" at the moment. I'm thinking of GNU'ing it; it's not greatly efficient or anything, but I reckon it's an ideal framework for constructing a site with multiple sections.
Interested? Maybe, some time soon, you'll be able to tell me!
Over and out.