As many of you know, we are nearing completion of our newest framework/design, code-named Sagittarius.
In fact, some of our elite / enterprise customers have already signed on to upgrade their existing custom/semi-custom sites to the new framework once it’s ready.
I for one am super excited to announce than Sagittarius is in it’s final phases of development and testing and currently undergoing enhancements for both ADA (American Disabilities Act) and WPO (Web Performance Optimization) < Google Page Speed for performance and SEO.
We are still several months away before we will be recommending installing your new Sagittarius site, but for those that already have made the commitment, especially if you have significant customizations you know you are going to want, or things (colours, branding, custom design elements) you will want integrated into Sagittarius, the time to start planning and documenting those things is now.
To help customers get organized and to showcase what that process “should” look like (and also to lead by example) we will be upgrading several of our own sites first, starting with my wife @Carly’s custom site https://www.carlycarey.com
And to make it both educational and fun, we’ve decided to showcase the whole process live here on the forums. This way you can see what an upgrade looks like, ask questions (learn what questions to ask) and really see how things are supposed to work when done in an organized and informed way. I hope that if you follow these same steps for your upgrade, you have an amazing result and are truly happy with the finished product.
To assist me with this project will be Carly’s origial designer @monicafrigon as well as our photographer/videographer Elianna Fajillan. I’ve asked them to join us here, so that we can do the whole thing right here on the forums: From communications, to mockups, to feedback, we’re going to do it all here. We’re also going to be publishing the “costs” of this project (tracking our time) which customers can then use to drive their decision making process. Please keep in mind though, all custom sites are unique as are customers, so while my costs will be true and accurate, your costs may vary slightly depending on your experience, communication style, clarity of communication, custom needs etc
It’s a new idea, and I hope it works lol, so in the spirit of innovation and a bit of interactive fun, let’s get started!