Hello all- I just wanted to let you know that we now have a firmish date for rolling out the new iteration of Balloon Juice. We expect to have it live one day between 6-8 November, so basically in two weeks. I am very excited, and as many of you have seen the new version, I hope you are, too.
I do want to take a moment to thank everyone who tested- you have no idea how helpful that was (although I have to say that I was ready to stab myself in the face on about page 30 of the submissions that Watergirl forwarded to me). I also want to remind everyone of a few quick things:
1.) Just because you submitted something you would like to see changed does not necessarily mean it will be. We have to balance the needs of the many over the desires of the one individual. We took all the information at heart, but some things are the way they are for a reason.
2.) There are still going to be some mistakes and problems with the new site. That is inevitable. But we will work to fix them when we know about it. Your feedback really helped to remove a lot of them, but there will still be something we missed.
3.) One of my personal goals for this rebuild was to address accessibility issues. I think it is very important that this site be accessible for everyone, and I think as a liberal blog we should do more than just talk the talk on this. Therefore, be prepared for some things to change as we work to address those issues that are not to my satisfaction.
Also, I am totally not ready for your acrimonious bullshit, but we’ll deal with that in two weeks.