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The Wales Wide Web has moved

October 26th, 2007 by Graham Attwell

On 2 December 2003 I wrote “Blogs should have a significant starting point. Mike Malloch from Knownet set me up this blog over a week ago. And I have spent a week trying to think of something significant to start with. What could be better than Werder Bremen going into the winter break top of the Bundesliga.”

Some 560 blog posts on Werder Bremen are alas only in second place in the Bundesliga. But we beat Lazio Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday. And that, I think, is significant event enough for launching the Wales Wide Web at its new home on the Pontydysgu web site.

Why the move? When I started the blog I was working part time for Knownet. However some two years later we parted tracks. I wanted to refocus my work on the pedagogic application of new technologies. I left the blog on the Knownet site. And indeed Mike and the others from the Knownet crew have been good to me over the years, sorting out the occasional bug and fixinfg the site when I have pasted goobledygook code into my posts. A big thanks to them all.

But the time has come to move on. Pontydysgu – for whom I now work full time – have a new and exciting web site. And moving over to this site will allow me more room to experiment with the design and functionality of the blog. Plus, over the last six months, I have become increasingly fond of WordPress. So here we are. If you have not already done so please chnage your feedreader to link to this page.

I will be adding those 560 or so back posts to this site. But it may take a couple of weeks. So please be patient. And next week I promise you a positive flurry of goodies.

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