About a week ago we gave you some insight as to what you can expect from the new CyberNet design that we’re preparing to launch. We’re almost completely finished with it, there’s just a few little details left. It’s been tested in Internet Explorer 6 & 7, Firefox 2 & 3 Alpha, Opera 9, and Safari 3 Beta and works beautifully. Our goal is to give our visitors an experience unlike any other blog out there, and we think that this new design will deliver on that.

Of course it’s not just a new design…we also have several new features that we are going to be bringing to the table. I don’t want to spill all of the details quite yet, but it is safe to say that you won’t be disappointed. Many of the new features that we implemented came from requests that our readers have made, and this is our way of saying “we hear ya!”

And to relieve some of the shock from the drastically different color scheme, we thought that we would provide you with this screenshot which was taken from our Beta design:

CyberNet Design

Hmmm, looks like most of the page got cut off in the screenshot…oops. :)

As it stands right now we will be taking CyberNet down on Thursday at 11PM Central Time to perform the upgrades. I would like to think that it would take less than 15 minutes to do, but there are several database modifications that I have to make including the conversion of all existing CyberMarks over to the new system. Yep, that’s right, a completely rewritten CyberMark system that you’re sure to love.

One thing that we would like to note is that we considered implementing a nested comment system, however, most of the feedback we received was in opposition to it. People thought that a nested system is too complicated and made it difficult to follow conversations, so we strayed away from the idea.

For more information on what to expect in the new design you can read this post.