The least problematic way of doing this is simply to make changes to the site while keeping it live.
All the LKP archives are still searchable and readers’ comments are functioning. Work on the site should be completed after the weekend.
The website is changing as the software has been updated. The image area of the site will be larger than before, but the change will also – counter-intuitively – make the site more responsive and fluid on portable devices such as phones and tablets, which around a quarter of our readers are using to access the site.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused.