Ta-DAH!

I’d like to thank Jennifer Dodd for all her incredible, fabulous, and helpful work on redesigning Abby’s Yarns. Thanks to all her hard work, we’re able to roll out the new and improved look and feel, and I’m going to actually be able to bring some sanity to archive content and make it easier for folks to find all the various things that have come to be hidden around here.

Working with Jenn has been terrific, and lots of food for thought about small business stuff and doing things right — so much so that this week, I’ll be doing a quick interview with her for the blog, to tie in with presenting all the various new features. But for now, I just want to say TA-DAH! Look, we have new blog.

And thank you, Jenn.

UPDATE:

Tomorrow there’ll be a lengthier post talking about specific changes, but I wanted to take a moment and address a question that came in from a first-time commenter:

Suddenly my RSS reader is cluttered with tweets from this site. I like the blog, but if I wanted to read tweets, I’d be on Twitter. Can anything be done to respect the preferences of those of us who still enjoy complex ideas and syntax, or should I unsub?

One of the things we’re rolling out is separate RSS feeds for various types of content on this site. It looks like we rolled things out with the two main feeds swapped — the first being all article-type content, and the second including various other types as well (like tweets, new videos, and that sort of thing). We’ve updated that, so now (as intended) the primary RSS feed is posts and articles only, and the supplemental one is everything. And, coming in the next few weeks, category-specific feeds as well!

14 thoughts on “Ta-DAH!

  1. Hip hip hooray! Well done, it looks fantastic. Congratulations on the book and DVD, can’t wait to get my paws on them!

  2. The site looks great, and the background is awesome! I love it!
    I’ve just pre-ordered your book, can’t wait to get it!

  3. Hello,

    The site looks great 🙂 I’m going to order the book soon and I have a question about the DVD… will it be European zone 2 friendly?

    Cheers Eva

  4. I love your new web site! It is so east to find things. I love the little area with the Flicker, Tweets and You tube too!!!

  5. Suddenly my RSS reader is cluttered with tweets from this site. I like the blog, but if I wanted to read tweets, I’d be on Twitter. Can anything be done to respect the preferences of those of us who still enjoy complex ideas and syntax, or should I unsub?

  6. I love the new look! The artwork, layout, and navigation are great!

    Just want to thank you for the new book and video. Your blog and ravelry posts have helped my spindling so much that I was hoping to get to SOAR and take a class from you. That’s not going to happen this year. Which means I’ll have to wait for the release of your book. Can’t wait to get the video too!

    Hope you enjoy your visit to Oregon.
    cgoyer on ravlery.com

  7. Very nice! I’m looking forward to seeing you at SOAR and hoping that Oregon’s fickle autumn weather is cooperative, though we won’t get as much rain as they do in Portland. Bring woollies! It gets cold at night.

    While it’s fun to follow the tweets, I’m wondering if for those who aren’t on Twitter the tweets are like listening in to a one-sided phone call. Just an observation.

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