Ok - ok ok ok!
I was up on the rooftop, I was standing on the edge, I admit it! I was gonna jump, couldn't take it anymore! Why why why does Ning release a design studio with a two column layout and NOT style the content appropriately? This exceeded my capacity to react in a calm manner.
But as I came to my senses and went back down and resumed the banging my head against my office desk - wearing my helmet (learned throughout the years that it hurts too much if I don't) - my mouse must have moved at random and I must have hit it with my helmet-head cause suddenly I was back on the Dashboard ...and I noticed one small menu item: "Ning labs".
What was this??? Ning labs? I vaguely remember going there in a blind haze for something, but what? So I clicked.
What greeted me was a bucket of ice cold water in my face. I'm not kidding, it came out through my Mac (it's a new feature of Lion that I'm beta testing, have to say it's not bad!).
There I saw Design Studio turned on, by myself of course, in the list of beta features Ning is currently ...eehhhh beta testing?
BETA TESTING ????
...but doesn't that mean that it's like, ...not finished yet? As in not complete? And doesn't it mean that Ning never said it was ...complete? In fact was it not me who volunteered as a lab rat ...in the Ning lab?
In fact this Ning Labs philosophy is a brilliant move by Ning and I support it 100%. It uses us as the testers before the final launch and we have an opportunity to give feedback AND (!!) most importantly ...not participate at all. Somehow I had forgotten all about the Design Studio being a beta program. Perhaps Ning can use this information to stamp all "announcements" here on Creators with big letters in red: BETA !
Now where is that knife so I can cut off my left pinky to save my honor?
I think I seriously need to chill, how about you?