John is an award-winning science fiction writer, a folk/filk singer-songwriter, and a freelance journalist who often writes about Portsmouth, Rhode Island news and politics at his hyperlocal blog hard deadlines.
Last time I redesigned this site — just a year ago — it went from crufty early-90s tables to dhtml menus and CSS. In a frighteningly short time, the Web has moved on, and even this was looking a bit long of tooth. (It also broke Firefox in spectacular fashion. Sigh.) Now, to facilitate on-the-fly updating, I've moved to a content management system leveraging the open source stack (Apache, MySQL, and php) and the awesome Drupal.
Hey, it ain't an IT project if you don't say "leveraging" somewhere. :)