June 29, 2007


by Chris Randall

My lovely and talented wife finished and put up the new Audio Damage site yesterday, so we were sitting around on pins and needles all day waiting for disaster. It appears that all is well, and the rock can go on without interruption.

I'll mail the AD mailing list tonight, but we're still in an idle mode and we want to ramp up the traffic slowly, rather than having every single AD customer hit the site at the same time. Which would explain this post. If you're an AD customer, go check out the new site and let us know what you think. Note that the first time you log in, the store will ask you to update your personal information; this is just to compensate for any errors we might have made porting the customer data from the old site to the new one, and to make sure everything is current.

There are several new features, most of which you'll find in your customer account. The license control is far more sophisticated; you can transfer licenses without any intervention from us, and you can get both the OS X and Windows versions without having to ask. There is also a FAQ now (which will no doubt prove to be funny reading to any long-time AD customer or AI reader), and in general the site is just better looking and more appropriate to selling software than our last turnkey one.

Note that we're taking a suggestion from the "happy, happy, group hug" thread of a couple days ago and making an RSS feed for updates; Elle is working on that now, and it should be added to the store in the not-too-distant future.

So big thanks to Elle for writing this beast, and let me know if you have any issues, comments, or suggestions.



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Jun.29.2007 @ 5:43 PM
Happy day, a software company actually listened to me. Now, put out some more products so that I can give you money as a showing of appreciation.

As a note, I wasn't bitching about AD when I mentioned the need for RSS, the AI blog has always done well to keep me up to date. I was mainly thinking about NI, RME, Universal Audio, etc. However, I can fault myself since I just noticed that the soundhack site has an RSS feed I wasn't paying attention to. I would kind of like to hear if Adam managed to get stuff rewritten in the time it took you to mow the lawn though.


Jun.29.2007 @ 6:14 PM
Didn't you just move the sidebar to the left hand side?
Oh bugger, didn't mean to say that!

Jun.29.2007 @ 7:17 PM
Chris Randall
Yeah, that's all she did.

And wrote an entirely custom store from scratch behind it.



Jun.30.2007 @ 3:32 AM
Just updated my account. Good looking site and no problems so far.
The only thing I noticed is that the version info on the downloads isn't correct and shows v1.0 on all files. ;)

Jun.30.2007 @ 3:34 AM
Oh, and I get a 404 when I click the links..

Jun.30.2007 @ 3:40 AM
I meant the download links btw (I wish I had an edit-button ;))

Jun.30.2007 @ 11:55 AM
Chris Randall
Boo. I forgot the version numbers. I'll fix that today. As for the 404, $10 says you're running some silly banner blocker in Mozilla. You are, aren't you? Gotta get rid of that shit or allow Audiodamage.com.



Jun.30.2007 @ 12:26 PM
My customer info transfered intact for what it's worth. Great job. How much for the store code?

Jun.30.2007 @ 12:33 PM
No, seriously. My kingdom for a solid, clean open-source storefront/CMS without a lot of bloat that needs to be trimmed off or hacked. One that has a flexible template/layout system. One that does not have a prohibitively steep licensing fee.

I can appreciate the work that must have gone into it. Well done.


Jun.30.2007 @ 12:52 PM
Chris Randall
This storefront is most definitely not open source, nor will it be. So your kingdom is safe for now.



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