Gone But Not Forgotten

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time lines?

NOTE: This is content from the web re:Brand posts going back to November 2010. We have kept the re:Brand posts as a legacy archive but, on a go forward basis as of October, 2011, the new DATA eh? content takes over this space.

Thought I'd share a word or two about time lines for this re:Brand thing we are talking about.

Seems lots of folks are expecting an overnight change or some magic "reveal" at the end of a certain window of time. We're not actually going to go big bang on this but, rather, introduce some tweaks on the old site and gently introduce a brand new lab space where you can experiment with us.  We expect the full year next year will feature demo ideas and models. So, it's going to be a while yet before we close off the current toronto.ca.

Part of the reason for this is we are introducing web content management tools. We'll run both the old "look and feel" site and the new labs space in tandem until we sort through all of the content we have for you. Kind of like continuing to do business in an old building while the new building goes up and making sure we only take with us what is needed.

Make the new building better
You can help us determine what we do to make the new site better.  Clearly, no one wants to bring in useless content and a legacy of confusing navigations - that's part of the reason staff will be taking a real critical look at the web pages we have now.

We're getting lots of good comments on the comments wall around your impressions of the site. Keep them coming and, please, feel free to be more extensive in comments here.

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