Any comments entered after 9 p.m. Eastern tonight and overnight will not carry over to the new website.
Sometime this week, hopefully overnight
Monday into Tuesday Tuesday into Wednesday, we will roll out Legal Insurrection’s new website. The goal is to do it in the early morning hours Eastern time so that when most people in the U.S. wake up, we have a shiny new website live.
Of course, that’s the current projection, but it could be Wednesday into Thursday, or otherwise, but it should be this week barring something completely unforeseen.
When that happens, there will be a period of time when we will be unreachable. How long? Hopefully not much, but I’m a pessimist on these things. I’m a Murphy’s Law type person by nature.
Also, when we start the process, we will shut down new posting and new comments. So if you come to the website and can’t comment, don’t take it personally. We need to freeze all data in place when we start the migration.
The new website will retain the look and feel of Legal Insurrection, while speeding up the website and making it more stable. Slow loading times have been a frustration for years, and there was no way to seriously improve that speed on the existing platform which was almost a decade old. We’ve removed about half the ads, and taken off the home page a lot of items that slow loading time. All our features will be here, and some new ones as well, but various elements that call for data from other sources are being moved off the homepage.
When the new website goes live, there are bound to be issues that need to be resolved. Particularly for a website like ours that has a dozen years of posts and comments, no matter how much you test on a testing platform, you don’t see all the problems until it’s live. That’s particularly true for how the website appears on mobile phones.
So if we are temporarily unavilable, it does not mean we have been deplatormed or attacked. To the contrary, while no one can be totally safe, other things we are doing in conjunction with the new website will make us safer.
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