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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Another Seaside Development Update

Work on Seaside, the next version of Pacific NW Portal, has progressed a lot more slowly than we would have liked.

When we originally mapped out our timeline for the new version, we thought we'd be done by now. In fact, we thought we'd be done by the end of March. The reason that everything is taking so long is that we keep running into problems we'd like to solve. Not problems with the new version that's in development, but the current version.

Seaside will be the most compatible version of Pacific NW Portal - ever. It should look beautiful on just about any platform.

We've noticed that people don't seem to be aware of many of Pacific NW Portal's features. While a huge number of people have seen the front page, some of the other pages have been underlooked. Seaside incorporates new features that will help guide visitors to the content on other pages.

To remind everyone that Seaside is coming, the main page now includes a teaser graphic which links to the latest development update.

When will it be done? That's a good question, and unfortunately, the answer is probably not in April. That's the bad news. The good news is that it should be ready before too much of May has gone by. We're planning on ramping up development so we can be finished, because we're as eager to get Seaside launched as anyone is to see it.

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