This has peeked my interest. My mind is racing with all kinds of ideas what the idea website could become. How hard will it be to use the new site? Will we have any downtime when you start it? I like to use my Iphone. Will it still work for me? Are you going to have crashing and downtime with the changes? Will we have to learn how to use the new website?
Good questions! How do I answer you without saying too much?
The user interface will be as easy for you with the new format, as it is today. We call that the front end experience. New features will be a breeze to learn how to use.
At the most we might have a DNS delay of 8-24 hours when we make the transfer to the new website format. That is not uncommon for major maintenance of a website. We'll do that on a weekday to limit the number of people affected. The project is expected to be completed by November 11th. We can test it off line and if it's not ready, we can delay going live until it is ready.
The Iphone, Android, Blackberry and Windows mobile devices will see a superior experience to what we have today. Our existing mobile website will be disabled. All devices will access the website using just the midnightwhispers.net URL address. Tablets will also have an excellent ability with the new website. We'll be prepared for all devices and browsers.
We've hired professional developers to create this new website. Therefore, we expect zero unexpected downtime, or crashing, and the site will be beta tested completely before going online. We might have the odd tweak to improve performance and appearance when we go live. There should be no problems accessing the new website - like we experienced in previous events changing the website that was caused by a host company tech support person, leaving bad code in our files. It took me some time to find it, and remove it. We're not facing such a situation today. And we have some incredibly bright people helping us.
The vast majority of the new website will be very user friendly and no basic coding experience will be required. That said, to gain the maximum benefit of our new website, a knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Java Script will permit some people to design masterpieces of their bio pages and other things regarding their areas of the website. The ability to write custom code design will be available for the people who wish to use it, but it will not be necessary.
If interested, basic coding is very easy to learn. I'd suggest the outstanding program online provide by: https://www.codecademy.com/
Study HTML, CSS, and Java Script. It will only take a few hours, and their rates are very reasonable. About $19.99 a month (the last time I checked) with superior training. Many lessons are free to check it out. A person can learn it all in just 2-4 weeks if you apply yourself.
However, you will not have to know code to enjoy the new Whispers website.
People who do code are artists, and need a canvas to work with.
We're going to provide all the canvases they would need.
Hopefully I've assured you, but I've given you almost nothing regarding the changes you will soon see on our new custom website.
Prepare to be impressed.