Flipping the switch on StarkSilverCreek 2.0

    Last night, with the glow of computer screens lighting our kitchen and office, we flipped the switch and held our collective breath.

    You never know with these “migrations”, a fancy word for plenty of headache, long hours, working with coders and designers. And then of course there is the all important “creative differences” factor that can pop up every now and again with a certain domestic lovely.

    All in all, everything turned out well. There were moments when we thought the whole thing was doomed. Our only recourse at times was to take a deep breath, hit the gym and listen to some music, or talk with family and friends.

    Thanks to everyone who helped. Even though we are a very small blog, moving all the posts, and applying a new design is never easy.

    Of course we always do want to hear what you have to say! How is the new layout? Fonts: too big or small (we wouldn’t want you to miss any of Loni’s slyly disguised comments directed to yours truly)? Information navigation?

    And on Loni’s point in her last post, yes we’re now on WordPress, thanks to a casual business conversation. Not that there was anything wrong with TypePad. In fact their service was excellent. It was time though to plan for more growth, as an increasing number of repeat visitors hit the site.

    Perhaps I’m still partial to the yellow and brown look of the old site, plus the logo. But I can see the value of having more content on the screen and a smaller header.

    Quick note to all guest bloggers: you should have received an email, or will shortly, with a new login and password. Your account was also migrated to WordPress.

    Being a guy of design, marketing and technology, I’ll probably write up a brief visual history of this site, and my previous site established in 1997, Clintworld (yes I know, a bachelor, ego name for sure!). Stay tuned.

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    • Damian

      Unfortunatley your upgrade to the new look appears to have killed your RSS capability…at least Google Reader can no longer find a feed for startksilvercreek.com…is there another url that i should be adding as a subscription to my RSS reader?<br />
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      Thanks<br />
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      D

    • Loni Kao Stark

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    • Damian

      Unfortunatley your upgrade to the new look appears to have killed your RSS capability…at least Google Reader can no longer find a feed for startksilvercreek.com…is there another url that i should be adding as a subscription to my RSS reader?

      Thanks

      D

    • Damian

      Unfortunatley your upgrade to the new look appears to have killed your RSS capability…at least Google Reader can no longer find a feed for startksilvercreek.com…is there another url that i should be adding as a subscription to my RSS reader?

      Thanks

      D

    • Loni Kao Stark

      Thanks Damian for letting us know. We tried to keep links consistent, some changes were unavoidable for the feeds.

      You can subscribe on Google Reader or any RSS feed any of these 3 ways:

      – on this website: click on RSS icon next to search on top right (black menu bar)

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    • Loni Kao Stark

      Thanks Damian for letting us know. We tried to keep links consistent, some changes were unavoidable for the feeds.

      You can subscribe on Google Reader or any RSS feed any of these 3 ways:

      – on this website: click on RSS icon next to search on top right (black menu bar)

      – in browsers and feed readers url is: http://feeds.starkinsider.com/starkinsider

      – in feed readers: search for “starkinsider” (no “.com”)