The site is now live in that iccfa.com no longer points to the old server, may it rest in peace, although there is obviously still some patching up and fine-tuning to do. Some of the features like the Consumer Resource Guide could not be made to work until we switched the domain name to the new server, and e-mail notifications for the same reason. But this is in effect a 4-day weekend and traffic on the site will be relatively low so it is a good time to have this "messy" phase.
Tinkering with the design will continue for approximately the next few years, thus the style sheet will remain a work in progress. For this roll out stage I want to keep it as simple as possible until all of our content is functional, then we can pretty it up some more.
Moving the domain name also whacked our e-mail for going on 24 hours now. This was inevitable - another reason to make the change on a holiday. If you have sent messages to any iccfa.com e-mail addresses and have not gotten a response, it could be the message is floating in the ether somewhere. I believe the Internet fairies will try to deliver for a few days, however, before returning to sender.
Most all of the Cafe sections are working as they're supposed to, which was the priority. The official ICCFA "brochure-ware" sections are still being filled in; for now this is just cutting and pasting from the old site, and should be completed in a day or two.
There are something like 300 articles waiting to be posted to the Reading Room, and LOTS more coming after that. I just need the requisite time, energy and motivation to get them up there.
Speaking of methamphetamines, it turns out I would have needed about a bakers dozen if I was actually going to do any "blogging" of the Wide World of Sales Conference, and considering how I have grown quite fond of living outside the prison walls that was not going to happen. It was a great Conference, probably our best ever, but quite exhausting. We watched a couple episodes of Lost each night before crashing, and I was barely able to stay awake for that. And every year it seems to take a day longer to recover, so I was not able to get to it this weekend either ...
Next weekend, after a lot of the Web site stuff is fixed, I plan to do a recap with photos, and soon will also have a small sample on video. The closing session by Gary O'Sullivan and David Shipper was the stuff of legends; if the video came out halfway decent I think that is the one I will post.