Website Renovation 1: The Pain of a Site Outgrown

By | May 30, 2011

A Website Held Together With Duct Tape

This blog and several that follow, will be devoted to the renovation currently taking place on our website. It will deal not so much with questions of what, which you can all see for yourselves, but with questions of why. We had simply outgrown the old site. We struggled for months with a variety of problems trying one bandaid after another, spit and bubble gum, until we ended up with a website held together with duct tape.  It was a creation that Rube Goldberg would have been proud of, but I wasn’t. At long last, I decided to bite the bullet, take the old site down and begin rebuilding it over the holiday weekend.


In the short term I beg that you be patient. The old pain website was large with over 160 pages and blogs. It will take some time to transfer all of the information over and to rebuild the links. Another problem with the renovation is that while the address of our home page remains the same, the URLs for all of the subpages will change, so that those of you who have been following us on Google, Facebook and Twitter will have to wait until the appropriate corrections can be reestablihed. I am confident that major functionality will be restored by the end of this week and all of the remaining renovation completed in another 2.



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