For the most part, putting this site together went smoothly. Sure copy-and-pasting 700+ blog entries was a bit of a chore, as was going through every post to find which ones had diigtal assets which needed to be re-hosted. Tiresome, but not difficult.
In every previous version of this site, if I had a Flash movie which I wanted to show off, I would either post it in-line in the blog, or put it on its own page and link to it, or only show a teaser image on the front page and embed the animation in the full post. For this site I wanted something new. You've all seen light boxes - you click on a thumbnail photo, and a translucent overlay appears over the site, and the relevant content appears therein. I decided to go with one of those.
More technical notes to follow, as I figure out how to do more things in Drupal.