Time for a developer ramble about the state of things here at Author Buzz UK, bug tracking, progress, and article length.
We reported that a potential bug had been found with sign-ups. Thanks to some truly amazing beta testers we have found that there probably is no bug but that the UI could be better.
I think, to be honest, I’d have prefered to find a bug. Bugs are simply a case of problem-solving and are well within my skill set, whereas design, while not alien to me, is a lot harder.
I’ve added the issue to my mental list of things that I really need to sit down and tweak. If anyone with a background in CSS wants to join in, you’d be very, very welcome. Not least because the line height and other subtle readability things are begging to be tweaked.
Solved problems staying solved
Meanwhile, the panic that I got into when the whole system locked up, shows no sign of ever happening again (at least not like that). I rarely make the same mistake twice; I consistently find new ways to tress myself out.
What is left to do?
I’ve got two huge blogs to import neither of which are particularly suited to a direct one-to-one line up. So that is going to be “fun”. So with Christmas almost here, I think I am just going to take it easy, watch Star Wars with my dad and then spend a few weeks getting content written.
Up to now, I’ve focused on large two to three thousand word articles. Depth is good but it is also hard work to create. Depth is fine but sometimes one is in the mood for reading something quick. So, I have started to experiment with mixing it up – this, for example, is a short article with one point to make.
I am mindful of the fact that the “my books” feature is still pending. Honestly, that is really hard and I am still figuring things out. I am chipping away at the issue but very slowly. Again, any WordPress devs that want to join us, would be made very welcome.
It feels like we are emerging from a cocoon of bug lists, and features left to make and becoming what we will be. We are not quite there yet; we are on the way, though.
Let me know if anything needs fixing between now and the new year.
Back to the grindstone for me
I’ve rambled on for long enough. Back to the grindstone for me.