Hello, everybody! It's Paul, your friendly Co-op Tech Guy.
You may have noticed a slightly different look on the home page today. This refreshed look was wrapped into our version 1.2 software update.
We've done a lot of work on the back-end of the software (the database things you don't - and don't want to - see). Hopefully, this in addition to some changes to the look and organization of the site will help you get shopping faster.
This also puts a stronger foundation in place for us to add new features, and further organize the current ones. Our software has been in a constant state of change with our continuing growth - we appreciate your patience as there have certainly been growing pains at times!
If you notice any errors today, go ahead and email firstname.lastname@example.org. I've added myself on to that list for this cycle so that I can get a handle on any bugs that crop up with the new software - and there's sure to be some!
Finally, it might be interesting to note that we have also open-sourced our software. Information is available at http://code.google.com/p/online-co-op/. What this means is that other people can now start the work of opening their own online co-op in their area - and they have a head-start by downloading and using our software.
Thanks everybody - shop early, shop often!