The very first staff members have been given access to some of the new AP.net this morning. Literally the first people besides me to play around with anything and get a feel of what the new website is going to be. Pre-beta launch even. It's a bittersweet moment for me. Like pulling back the curtain on something that has been almost 2 years of labor. My brain saying: PLEASE FUCKING LIKE IT, holy shit, PLEASE LIKE IT.
I had a weird realization earlier today. This is the website I see running in its new form - or slight variations (always going to have to upgrade in some way) for maybe 10 more years. It's built to be easy to build on to - easy to change little things. However, in 10 years I'll be almost 40. Ugh, that scares me by itself ... however, there's a good chance this is the last version of AP.net I design. That this is the last version of the website I started in my parent's basement .... that I myself create.