So some of us have been cranking on a new site lately aimed at laptops, tablets, and time permitting cell phones. Originally I wanted to push it live back in July/August, but that obviously didn't happen. We had a theoretically functional site, but I wasn't happy with the user experience yet. Then our office move-in happened which brought a lot of things to a standstill. Now here we are several months later prepping for go live.
Our new site for laptops and tablets, assuming no last minute emergencies, will be available within 24 hours.
Personally, I have mixed feelings. I feel good with what it provides, but it's not where I want it to be long-term. I want to ship out a perfect new site that doesn't require any additional work after launch, but that's a fairy tale. There's a constant battle between wanting what you feel is perfection and actually shipping something. (But I refuse to call it Beta - so if it's live it's live and that's it. It'll be functional and hopefully good, and I refuse to put out anything that requires our users to be a glorified test team.)
But you can't just sit on it forever. All the iteration in the world, on a small team, kinda operates in a vacuum. There are pain points we aren't going to anticipate until we let everyone try it out. So tomorrow our aim is to go live with a laptop/tablet site and then quickly iterate on the feedback we get. We hope you'll like it, and we look forward to the feedback you give (both positive and negative)!