In September last year we launched our new community site with an updated design and improved functionality. Since then we've been keeping extremely busy here in SilverStripe HQ with countless community events, introducing online lessons and, of course, opening our first European office. In the meantime, our company site didn't get much love and was in dire need of attention. Over the past couple of months our internal Community and Education team "The Storytellers" have been burning the midnight oil to redevelop this site. We wanted an online presence that would better reflect our global focus, explain clearly how SilverStripe Ltd contributed to the open source ecosystem and could promote our partners.
The new site will be rolled out later this week and will be integrated seamlessly within the silverstripe.org site. We've employed IA, design and content structure to differentiate company and community content. This means that we can develop both sites in tandem to ensure new features are rolled out to the community also. We've also focused on introducing regionalised content to highlight SilverStripe usage in context of visitor locations for greater relevance. We're looking forward to sharing development and design process in future blog posts and also hearing your feedback on the upgrade.
Between approximately 9am and 11am NZST tomorrow we will be carrying out maintenance to get the site ready for this launch. During this time the site will be placed into maintenance mode and the content and forums will be unavailable. We are hoping this will take no more that two hours.
During this time if you need to post a question we suggest posting over on the StackOverflow 'SilverStripe' tag. Our documentation, addons, userhelp, demo and API sites will not be affected during this period.