The site rebuild continues apace!
So maybe this is a good time to share the broad outline of the plan going forward?
The site rebuild team working with the web developers has been a team of two: John and me. We’ve had considerable input from commenters in the site rebuild threads and via email, input from front pagers on categories changes, consultations with various people here and there as needed, and photo contributions from some of our amazing photographers on Balloon Juice.
Once the developers have finished their own testing and have declared the site completed and ready for viewing, John and I will work with the developers on any changes that are required at that point.
Then front pagers will have a chance to test drive the new site for a day, or maybe two, posting threads and putting the new WordPress editor through its paces, taking a look at the new site and providing input so we can work out any kinks discovered then.
Next up after that: wider testing by the testing volunteers!
Details related to testing will be sent to the volunteers by email. In the meantime, please know that if you volunteered for testing you haven’t been forgotten, and you are already in the testing spreadsheet. We are grateful for everyone who has volunteered!
If you have not yet sent an email, I have no way to include you in the email that will be sent to people who have volunteered for testing. Please send email to BJfestivus at the google mail place – and be sure to include your BJ nym.
After the testing is complete and any required changes have been made… the site rollout!