TypePad blog crisis resolved

It seems the problems I was having with TypePad on Wednesday and Thursday have been solved. My stylesheet and other files are no longer intermittently refusing to load. Here’s what a TypePad support rep said about it: “We were able to confirm that we did experience a brief issue yesterday with domains not resolving correctly to the associated weblog. However, this has now been resolved and you should no longer see the unformatted text on your weblog when publishing. … Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.”

So that’s good news. If the blog still looks screwed up (i.e., like this instead of this), you may want to load my stylesheet file, refresh/reload it on your browser, and then refresh/reload the blog itself.

I’m still not 100% sure whether I’ll stay with TypePad or not, and I appreciate everyone’s comments on comparative blog and comment options. But for now, I’m just happy the blog is functional again. That said, if anyone has technical difficulties or other problems, please let me know. I’m particularly interested in hearing from people whose comments double-post, or post on the wrong thread, for no apparent reason. That seems to have been happening more often than usual since I switched to TypePad, and I’m wondering if there’s something about the interface that’s causing more user error — or if it isn’t user error at all, but is actually TypePad getting things scrambled on the back-end.

I’m also interested in any suggestions from the “regulars,” and anyone else really, about the new style and formatting of the blog (which is really a separate issue from the identity of the blog platform).

In addition to the TypePad trials and tribulations, my brendanloy.com and irishtrojan.com accounts — including all my images, my old blog archives, my photo galleries, etc. — were moved early this morning from a WestHost dedicated server to a WestHost shared server (which was, after all, the whole point of the move to TypePad — so I could shift the bulk of the traffic load away from WestHost and thus enable myself to stop paying for the dedicated server). There was initially a problem with the MySQL applications, including WordPress and Gallery, not working because of an IP address issue, but that has now been resolved, and everything seems to be working fine for the moment.

8 Responses to “TypePad blog crisis resolved”

  1. Kat says:

    Well, I don’t like the formatting all that much. The different sections of the blog (blogrolls, etc.) aren’t delineated as well, and the poster names at the bottom and faint make it slightly more cumbersome to navigate. Not that it’s like I can’t find what I need or anything, but it just was easier on the eyes. Also, pardon me if I’m hideously stupid, but it looks like after 14 days I’d have to pay for my own blog account to be a guest blogger. We all know how little I post on here anyway, but I wonder what the other guestbloggers that don’t have typepad accounts think about that?

  2. Brendan Loy says:

    it looks like after 14 days I’d have to pay for my own blog account to be a guest blogger

    Really? If that’s true, I didn’t realize it, and it certainly a deal-breaker. Argh.

  3. Anonymous Hoosier says:

    Uh, it doesn’t look like the “My job starts” countdown is quite right, unless Judge Susano is making you start on Labor Day…

    on the formatting/design — I do think you were better off with an eye-catching photo up at the top, rather than the current graphic, as right now the eye is drawn to the graduation photo at left. I’m sure you enjoy having all your readers ogling your wife, but I doubt that’s what you intended!

    Maybe one of those photos from the Parthenon?

  4. Kat says:

    If you look at the account types, even the basic one is like 3.00 a month. When I signed up it didn’t ask me for a credit card, but it told me in 14 days I’d need to sign up. I saw no account lower than basic.

  5. Brendan Loy says:

    Thanks, Hoosier… I hadn’t noticed that. Just fixed it.

    Kat, I’ll have to look into that. If indeed you’re correct, then I will definitely need to switch to some other service… ideally within 12 days or so. :)