The latest version of this site, as I’m sure you noticed, has officially been soft launched as of right this very second. I moved hosts, so the site or its images might be intermittent for the next few hours. I still have work to do before the ‘official’ launch. Either way, this is a momentous step forward. The following is a FAQs of sorts.
Wait, what’s going on here?
I felt it was time for a change around here, so I overhauled the whole site. There’s more to it than that and I will be going into more detail about it with the official launch. The problem is, I changed hosting providers and site architecture, losing all my sub-domains (that had important components of the site in them) in process; and I need those in place before I can officially ‘go live’.
The issue is that I need to start going live (by moving name servers) before I can set those up. It’s a real catch 22. The solution was the soft launch; I have a 98% functioning site, so there’s no downtime, and I can now set up the remaining 2%.
Here’s why these sub-domains are so important
Most of my portfolio pieces have downloads and web components, and those all lived at a sub-domain. I host a few other simple web sites at sub-domains. I have client access for ongoing projects at a sub-domain. My project management / billing software also, you guessed it, lives at a sub-domain. These are all important and need to be in place as part of an official launch.
Why make a big deal about this
Simply, it’s going to be a bit longer before I can get to preparing the type of release notes / launch overview I want to write as I get the rest of this settled; and I can’t not have a single blog post. Also, I want people to be aware that there is broken bits here and there, that those are expected and I’m working on fixing them.