Whether big or small, the first step in any migration process is planning. If planning takes a week or four weeks, then that is what it takes. Planning makes the migration process easier.
A few quick clarifying statements:
Joomla 1.5 to 3 is a major migration
The underlying structure of Joomla core extensions changed significantly. All data including core content, third-party extensions and template needs to migrate from 1.5 to 3.x.
Joomla 2.5 to 3 is a minor migration (or a mini-migration)
A mini-migration means that the Joomla core extensions (Articles, Menus, Modules, Categories, Contacts, Weblinks, Newsfeeds, Search) can be upgraded with a one click update. All third party extensions including template need to be addressed individually.
This has been a long time coming. PDX Design Company became too localized and we outgrew the name. Happens all the time - look at Microsoft. Should have been changed to Macrosoft...
Having our fill of the rain in Portland, we thought we'd packup and move closer to friends and family. We ended up in Cary, North Carolina and it is proving to be a good decision. Its hot here - no doubt about that, but the kids can play outdoors and are not confined to the sofa playing Lego Star Wars all day.
We are slowly signing on new clients, who we will spotlight here in the future and we are continuing to work with our West Coast and Pacific Northwest clients.
We are tightening up our business and getting things in order. We are beginning to do a lot more SEO (Search Engine Optimization) because we are having such great successes. We are also venturing into a few vertical markets such as real estate websites and yacht broker websites and hope to add doctor and dentist offices next.
Stay tuned. We have a lot of things in the works!