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July 10th, 2007

The cunning plan

Columns in EdinburghSince the end of May I’ve been working on a new website. It’s not ready yet, but it’s slowly approaching the point of being “ready enough” to reveal to the world. While it’s good to be working on a personal project after such a long time of focusing on paid-for-work, it has meant that free time has once again been sorely lacking for other things.

The plan is to have the site live by the end of the month, or shortly there after. This leaves me with two weeks in which to:

  • Improve the design, particularly around the search results
  • Make it work with Safari, Opera and IE
  • Write some tests (probably using Selenium) to make sure that all the bits that used to work, still do
  • Figure out how to deploy it onto my slice
  • Get some sort of backup arrangement in place

There are dozens of extra features that I’d like to add, however I think I’ve hit the point where getting some feedback on what works and what doesn’t is more important than ploughing on regardless.

In case you’re curious, the site is for reviewing wines. If you are feeling generous and want to contribute, please drink some wine and write up your thoughts on it. Hopefully not too hard a task 🙂

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