STATUS: I spent a few hours putting together a mockup that actually doesn’t look like shit!
I’m tired and don’t have much to say (I sleep 4-5 hours now on the weekdays; I used to get 9. I’ll sleep WHEN I’M RICH(I just need five dollars)), but I spent a few hours putting these together and am DAMNED PROUD OF THEM.
Someone please deflate my pride and tell me why they suck terribly and that I should stick to my heralded drawing of stick figures (I actually can’t draw straight lines that well) and writing code…or something like that.
Figure 1: thinglistr on the desktop
Figure 2: thinglistr on mobile
STATUS: Spent some time filling out my profile on angel.io, then spent some time mocking up my concept in Photoshop. It looks so hot. I can’t wait for it to drop.
MOOD: Apathetic. Still excited somehow!
Three weeks in and I’m still as excited as ever. I’m still learning a lot and messing up a lot, but it’s all really exciting. I wouldn’t want to be doing this without a job, though. Much respect to those guys/gals, as doing this without a steady paycheck is kind-of like trying to find marriage potential while single and living with your parents. It’s not impossible. It’s just really fucking hard.
Here’s what I came up with on Balsamiq. Looks like shit, seeing as how, well, Balsamiq.
I always wanted to use Slashdot again! -nobody fucking ever.
Here’s my second attempt at it in a real program:
Still pretty raw, but nowhere near as Slashdot as my last attempt.
I really can’t wait to drop this thing and make my first dollar out of thin air.
Status: Finally have some custom HTML and CSS.
Saturdays are our designated date days, so no work was done yesterday. Yesterday was also our two year anniversary, and working on days that special is criminal.
I finally got to spend some quality time on Thinglistr today at a time that wasn’t ridiculous. I started tracking my goals on Trello and moved my ideas book into Evernote. (Google Keep is SORELY lacking.) I laid some more CSS and HTML down. I love Meteor. I hate Mobile First design. Nonetheless, I know I’ll absolutely need it if this thing is going to have any chance at taking off, and I don’t mind learning some new tricks.
It looks pretty bare at the moment, but it’s finally starting to kind-of look real!
I just realized that posting pictures of my progress would be cool, so I’ll start doing that tomorrow.