I am going to use jbp3.com as my own personal Minimum Viable Product. It is an exercise to improve my design and development skills and to do some fun things I’ve had in my head for a while. It is going to be a slow process, but it will keep me entertained for now.
The new redesign is a weak first step — I couldn’t stand that old design, so I just used a very basic Tumblr theme and then customized the HTML as much as possible within reason. There’s still a few ugly things I will be changing soon.
I have a rails app I’ve been working on behind the scenes that still needs some more work before I can push that public. For now, directing the Tumblr blog to the site will have to do until the rest is ready. Fair warning: you are not going to see a lot of progress any time soon for three reasons:
- I am writing every line of code by myself and teaching myself everything I need to along the way
- I’ve got a lot to learn to be able to implement some of the things I’ve been dreaming up. Luckily for our clients at the Dev Shop, our development team is so much more talented that I could ever hope to be :)
- Sadly, redesigning and developing the new site is a super low priority for me (although blogging more frequently is not)
This site is going to be my nerd-hobby. As always, looking forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback.