Welcome to the EOLv2 Press Preview
If you’re reading this, either you are a regular visitor to the EOL blog, or you’ve been given access to the EOLv2 Press Preview site. In either case, welcome. If you are a member of the press and would like to schedule an interview with members of the EOL team, please send an email to email@example.com. We’d be delighted to speak with you about the new version of the...
Wrapping things up.
I’m back in Woods Hole, MA with the EOL software development team this week. We’re wrapping up the development of EOLv2 with a flurry of documentation, bug fixes, formatting changes and the typical refinements you discover after living with a nearly-complete system for a month. Tomorrow we’re going to take a nice long tour as a group through the product and review everything....
What happened to the old EOL blog?
There are many changes going on at EOL in the next few weeks. Today’s task was to change the old blog’s DNS to point you here. Welcome. The EOLv2 Blog is focused on the work of developing, refining and growing the new version of EOL, which we’ve cleverly decided to refer to as EOLv2. I am aware that the focus of the old EOL blog was broader. In time, you can expect this...
The EOLv2 beta is over.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the beta test and a very big thank you to those of you who completed the beta survey. You Know Who You Are. The numbers suggest the 159 people who tried out the beta site took their time to explore it quite thoroughly - on average you visited 18 pages per visit and spent more than 12 minutes per visit. Nice. And the quality of your direct...
EOLv2 beta - Points of Interest
Here are a few pointers to get you started. To browse the EOLv2 beta site, you do not have to be registered as a user. To contribute to the EOLv2 beta site, which includes making comments and playing with the new “collections” feature, you need to be registered as a user. It should be pretty intuitive how to accomplish this. Please note - any data you create as a beta user will not...
How do I learn about the EOLv2 beta?
Please visit http://www.eol.org/content/page/v2beta and read the entire page. Yes, every word, they’re all important. All done? That’s it. Just go to the URL for the beta site found on the page above, and have at it. We would very much appreciate it if you would complete the EOLv2 Beta Survey, which will be posted to the page above when it is ready - I will also share links to it...
The EOLv2 beta begins today.
Beta is an odd time for a product manager. You want to invite people to come look at your product and use it “for real”, and you have to balance that urge with the realization that is is not fully polished or ready for launch… yet. That’s life. That said, I’m happy with where it is today, and I’m looking forward to the results. I’ll be blogging about...