By Tracey Capen
Nearly a week ago, the new Windows Secrets site moved from beta to the real thing.
The migration was far from easy and we’re still working out a few kinks, but our updated site is live for all to see.
As I discussed in a previous introduction, moving to the WordPress Web-publishing platform was a major leap forward for Windows Secrets. The new site now has the enhancements we desperately needed to allow the site to grow and mature.
Much of the development work for the new Windows Secrets site went to things you’ll never see. Hundreds of hours went into the background processes — such as the reader subscription system — that make the site work. That heavy lifting was accomplished by a small team of developers that includes Tony Johnston (whose office is next door to mine), Andy Boyd, Aaron Forgue, and Lindsey Dunagan — people who rarely see their name in print but who are just as important to Windows Secrets as any contributor or editor. My thanks to the entire team.
Yahoo bounces Windows Secrets newsletters
Publishing the newsletter has been a little rough the past few weeks, and not just because of the migration to WordPress. As some of you know all too well, a relatively small number of subscribers never received the newsletter; it was rejected by their mail services. One week it was Gmail users; last week it was Yahoo users. And now we know at least one of the reasons why.
Two phrases come to mind when describing these puzzling delivery problems: that we’re a victim of our own success, and that no good deed goes unpunished (the mind of a cynical editor obviously at work here).