New look

There has been a flurry of changes around our website lately, and I think it's safe to say that the dust has finally settled. (For now.) Here's how we are making this corner of the web nicer for you.

New Logo. In keeping with shifting design trends, we've updated the Macinstructor logo. Specifically, it now reflects the bright colors and thin lines of iOS 7. Special thanks to Casey Aull for touching up his original artwork. 

Easier appointment booking. The website promotes in-home appointments in many ways. It's hard to miss the big, blue button on our homepage, hopefully making it easier for internet novices to find and make a booking.

Better mobile site. 20% of our website traffic is from the iPhone. Thanks to a new Squarespace template, our site feels much better on the smaller screen. While there are still a few rough edges, booking an appointment from the iPhone should also be easier, too.

Farmer's Market homecoming. As noted earlier, the Farmer's Market podcast is now under the umbrella of the Macinstructor site. Woot.

Revised Appointment Confirmation. Everyone who's made an appointment has seen the "Thank you" page. In addition to reminding you to update your device software, we also kindly ask that you have your commonly used passwords on deck for when we show up. We want to honor you and make sure your time is used most effectively.

I suppose it could be said that these small changes aren't worth announcing through a blog article like this, but the truth of the matter is that I'm proud of what our small team has been able to accomplish. These changes might seem small, but they are laying the groundwork for some very thrilling things on the horizon.

Rick Stawarz

Minneapolis, MN

I am an Apple Certified Support Professional with over a decade of experience supporting families, schools, and businesses. Tech has always captured my imagination, but it's not my only passion. I'm an ordained Anglican minister;  Aeropress is a daily ritual of mine; I've driven across Mongolia; and I'm the father of three girls. I hope to provide for you a balanced and realistic perspective into the practicality of technology.