So we bit the bullet, took the plunge, jumped the tortoise and launched a brand new Red Ferret design last night. We hope you like it. Some of the greatest personalities of the 20th century helped pull it together, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes (thanks for the wooly mittens, Ran!), Sir Paul McCartney for the colour scheme, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa for the loud exclamations at important moments and last but not least, Mrs Miggins next door for the lovely meat pies.
I’m intending to fire up the Intense Debate comment plugin from Automattic sometime today, because I really like the cross-platform conversation features like Twitter integration, threading and reputation and such. The only rule is you folks are going to have to use the comments section a lot or we’ll sulk and kick the table leg in an annoyingly repetitive way.
Please holler if you have any comments, suggestions, issues or praise to throw our way and we’ll attempt to deal with them in a mature and adult manner.
One thing I’m going to try to do in line with the new design is encourage more writers to contribute. Dan has been an excellent indication of just how valuable it can be to have more than one voice on the blog, so I want to encourage that. It’s not going to be open to all, only those who have a Ferret mindset (and probably only one or two extra souls at most), so if you think you qualify and would like to become a contributor drop me a line.
Oh and finally, we’ve decided to drop the Journal from the official name, so from now on we’re going to be simply the Red Ferret. Which is how people know us anyway, really, truthfully.
Thanks to everyone (seriously) who helped out, and to you our very cool readers.