We finished the redirects today.Â Travelingtiger.com is officially gone, everything redirects to tienchiu.com .Â In a few days I’ll point the domain name travelingtiger.com back to tienchiu.com and take down the old content.
I find myself oddly sentimental about the old site – yes, it was clunky to navigate, hard to update, and some people found the orange-on-black text hard to read.Â But it felt much more personal, artistic-minded, and whimsical to me than the new site, which is more formal/structured.
Yet time marches on, and I wanted to put on a new public face that reflects my seriousness about the fiber arts, and particularly weaving.Â And I wanted a website that was easier to navigate, easier to read, and easier to update.Â So here we are!Â I can’t believe it’s actually finished.Â I’ll keep the old site as an archive, though, partly for sentimental reasons and partly as a backup, in case I discover that I left something out.
And I got a call from Lucinda at AVL yesterday – they finished fixing my dobby box and it should be delivered today!Â A 1-day turnaround.Â How’s that for service???Â It turned out that the solenoids were just fine and it was just a few roughed-up rods that needed replacing.Â So tomorrow I’ll start threading for my samples.