I’m really happy with the software I’m using so far for this site. Having grown it over time I’m reminded of Tom Waits when he said “it used to be a men’s room until they knocked down a wall and expanded.” It’s clear to me that it looks like three separate sites on one domain: a grey on grey blog, a green store, a blue forum, and a home page that looks like it is selling but makes you go to the green store in a hard-to-find way. So yesterday I set up a dev server and the next goal is to integrate the three designs into a single common look & feel. Do you know of a particularly beautiful online store? Have you got some constructive criticism, or a wish? Tell me in the forums or in the comments below. I’m looking to learn and get it right.
In other news… I received my first Purchase Order. I’m going to fill and I think going forward I’m going to say all orders have to be through the online order system, thank you very much. Even the local pickup option has to be paid online so my accountant stays happy.
I received my first international customer support call. Nice! Always glad to talk to people.