“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.” – Gustav Mahler
It’s springtime, a time for renewal!
We launched the new TED.com on March 4th. While we celebrated that day as a major milestone in the redesign, we continued to make the old site available for those of you (less than 1%) who wished to continue using it.
However, in order to complete a full migration to the new TED.com infrastructure and continue building key features and new offerings, the systems that power the old site must be gracefully retired.
What does that mean for me?
For most of you, nothing. Your TED.com experience is unaffected.
For those of you who have opted out of the new design after it launched back in March, you will now be gently routed to it when you visit TED.com. You may still see some old pages here and there, but they’ll soon be fully migrated to the new experience.
Into the sunset
The old TED.com had a great run – seven years! The new site has been rebuilt from the ground up, and we hope you like it. But we still think of it as a work in progress and we are working hard to make incremental improvements. And as always, we welcome your feedback, comments, and suggestions!
Aaron Weyenberg is UX lead at TED. He started adding $1 to a jar on his desk every time he eats at Chipotle. There’s $42 in there right now.