We need more speed
I still have a couple of things to do with the new theme, but it is coming along nicely. The main things I still have to do are: Unique descriptions/titles for category pages, and remove disqus from phone sizes as it takes too much to download.
The speed of the site is pretty good. I have it running in an S3 bucket and have been running pingdom. Recently I set the http headers on the s3 bucket items to do gzip and that made a 140ms difference. Here is the graph from pingdom:
So I am averaging about 500ms from most places in the world, with places like Las Vegas and Oregon at 120-150ms. Very happy about that.
Plan of action for launch
I have begun to put a plan of action together for launching sites, I think I will practice the launching checklist on my content network sites first and then the money site. While I won’t include the plan here yet, it starts 30 days before launch and ends about 60 days or so after launch. I think I have a good plan together, but we will see.