Major Site Upgrade / Redesign Is Complete!

Major update in progress

Over the next few days, you will notice some major changes to this place. Besides updating the software that I use to host this blog, I will also be implementing a new site design that is a bit more modern and easier to navigate.

This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, but haven’t had the chance until now.

I do expect that there will be some hiccups along the way, so please be patient as I make the improvements necessary to prepare this place for what I have planned next. I will use this post to keep everyone updated on the update/redesign progress.

The update and redesign could take a few days, so again please be patient. I think you will like how this turns out, when everything is done.

Update (12:30am 5/10/2011): Finished updating the back end software and database to the latest release of WordPress.  Also finished installing and configuring the new theme I am going to be using for a while.  I still have some work to do, but I’m turning on the new theme to get it out in the wild.  The old one wasn’t looking too good after the upgrade, so I just jumped in with the redesign and focused on bringing the new look-and-feel online a day or so sooner than I had originally planned.

Things yet to do:

  1. Update the missing thumbnails for some of the posts.
  2. Massage the post categories to be more consistent.
  3. Finish implementing the new Bondage Web feature I’m working on.

Please give me any feedback that you want about this new site design.  Like I said, it’s not 100% finished yet.  But the general look and feel is pretty much established.  I hope you like how this looks as much as I do!

Update (11:00pm 5/10/2011): Besides wrapping up the implementation of the new feature called Bondage Web, I think I’m almost done with this upgrade and redesign.  I know I have a few posts that need to have their thumbnails updated, but I’m not letting this damper my mood.  Please let me know if you notice anything wrong since the upgrade, or if you have any opinions on how to improve the new design.  I’m always open to new ideas.

I will have the new Bondage Web feature online tomorrow.  At least that is the plan…

Update (9:30am 5/14/2010): The upgrade is finished! I’m quite satisfied how this turned out, and except for a few tweaking here and there I’m done.  Looks like you guys might be liking the new site redesign, too.  Site visits have increased over 300%. That’s a pretty big insentive to keep this site around for a while longer.

Now, if I could just find a few guys to tie me up this weekend… 🙂