When I first started blogging back in '05 I was a bit confused by WordPress, so I opted for TypePad. TypePad has been easy to use, but I've enviously watched WordPress evolve into a far superior platform. My anxiety level increased as its parent company, Six Apart, was sold to a new owner. The thought that some new owner of TypePad might one day shut it down was frightening. But so was the idea that in moving to WordPress, I might jeopardize my content and traffic. Fortunately I found Foliovision - and here's three reasons why I can highly recommend their work:
1. Foliovision spent a great deal of time explaining the conversion process before I signed on. Since we started working on the project, they have patiently answered questions that a serious techie must find rather naive. Bottom line - while they wrote the book on TypePad to WordPress conversions - they can discuss it in layman's terms.
2. They manage project workflow with style and efficiency. Through the conversion process I worked with four specialists via their Foliovision's Basecamp collaboration tool. Replies were timely and each person seemed well aware of what the rest of the team was doing. Alec, Foliovision's creative director, would periodically pop into the conversation with a great idea, like merging one of my other domains into my new blog.
3. It turned out to be an engaging collaborative effort. With Michala, the lead designer and project manager. We shared loads of design ideas and exchanged screen shots as the look and function of the new blog took shape.