Adam Engst has been working hard to finalize and launch a re-design of the TidBITS web site, and gives us an in-depth look at why the project was necessary to remain relevant. The new site is brand new and built from the ground up, but Adam and crew have worked hard to make sure that none of the legacy information contained on the site was lost. He tells us about the challenges that had to be overcome, the compromises that had to be made, and why he still feels the need to apologize to users for some things that were just not possible. Adam also talks about some of the features that still might change, and why.
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Adam C. Engst is the publisher of TidBITS and the TidBITS Content Network. He has written numerous books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles – thanks to Contributing Editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and now Macworld. His innovations include the creation of the first advertising program to support an Internet publication in 1992, the first flat-rate accounts for graphical Internet access in 1993, and the Take Control electronic book series. His awards include the MDJ Power 25 ranking as the most influential person in the Macintosh industry outside of Apple every year since 2000, inclusion on the MacTech 25 list of influential people in the Macintosh technical community, and being named one of MacDirectory’s top ten visionaries. And yes, he has been turned into an action figure. Want more? Follow Adam on Twitter for 140-character musings on a variety of topics.