Another quick update. This past week had been a whirlwind of code. I’ve immersed myself in back-end affairs, figuring out how to get all the basic functionality working while holding off on styling/appearances.
This has proven somewhat difficult, being a designer and whatnot, but it’s necessary. All too often I get the temptation to work on all things at once: front-end, back-end, UX, branding, content, etc. I guess, in some ways, this could turn out more efficient, kinda like a product team with extraordinarily awesome communication & coordination skills. (Good to know I am great at talking to myself.) The downside is that my sanity takes a hit. Being 10 people at once is fun, until it starts keeping you up at night. (Can’t sleep… keep hearing voices in my head… and it sounds like a product manager arguing with the UX lead.)
So. I’m coding back-end, which means parts of Hotpot look like this right now:
I just have to keep telling myself it will all get done in due time. And using Trello to keep the other members of my one-person product team at bay.