it’s kinda like getting a new pair of shoes. they feel funny because the aren’t broken in. they smell funny because they are new. but they look cool. to get an idea of how it looked I imported the content from the old site. I’m going to delete most of it because it’s old. but this is what it looks like. I have to tweak stuff still, get the logo in there, fix the excerpt text, get the podcast relisted, fix lost pictures and a slew of other stuff like changing the blue links to not blue links. and over time I’ll add more features.
I also have to re-style the forum to look like this minimalist. but overall I’m very happy with how this looks!
my other thoughts? well, hmmm. this is a really different direction then what I was making originally. it’s flattened out. it’s article centric rather than being product centric. this really opens it up to whatever. the only thing I really want is to be able to pick post pages so that things match up better in terms of advertising. and while that’s there now I’m even think of having that disappear. what?! no verts!?! well not in the same sense. my thoughts are that we should concentrate on the content as being the advertising. for example if the subject is web hosting links to that can be to whoever is an affiliate. a good example of how that would work is the Mackie 1202 recording (posting soon). at the end of the discussion you go “oh, I want that and click buy!” remember that we are talking about things that we use. so it’s not like we are plugging to plug like other shows.
accounts are next. I just found a plug in to do the writer, editor, publisher work flow. which will save all kinds of headaches.
it’s restarted. phew.