When TPE for iOS was first released in April 2010, we had to put a dedicated website together for the app.
It’s one of those things that is easily overlooked (at least the first time around): you spend weeks and months polishing the app, and the excitement of being ready to release rather overwhelms any interest in standing up a new site.
So, when I realised that the pre-declared release date (the date I told Apple I wanted the app released) was almost at hand, I had to move quickly to put something together. The rather plain old site, thrown together over a day-and-a-half, has survived until now, largely unchanged, primarily because it was written in Drupal 6, which for me at least, has proved to be over-complicated and messy to manage.
So, I’m very happy to report that we’re now back on my favourite CMS, Textpattern. Textpattern isn’t the best known CMS out there – far from it – but I’ve found it to be fabulously flexible and elegant. I’d highly recommend it.
With the new site, we’ve ported over all the TPE-related articles and tutorials from my old personal site (stephentrainor.com) so the full history of the app can be hosted in one place. In addition, all the content from the previous site is here, mostly in the same place as before (so old links will be preserved for the most part).
We hope you like the new site and we’re looking forward to sharing additional TPE-related content and stories here, now we have a proper home for it!
If you have any feedback on the new site or spot any problems (there are bound to be some…), please drop us a line, or ping us on FB/Twitter.