Pre-launch Progress Reports

Progress Report 9/26: Shifting Focus & Mindset to Content Creation

Big milestone bitches. 60 man-hours and 500 lines of custom CSS later, I’ve finally gotten the entire site to a consistent and high-quality baseline of visual design. Fuckin fuck yeah. I’m so happy. Man, the job board was such a bitch. I had to go into the PHP templates and rewrite them to add and …

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Progress Report 09/22: Working on the things you don’t see

I spent a lot of this week working on things that are important, but you rarely think about as a designer at a company: load speed optimization and choosing and installing the right analytics tools. I’m proud of what I learned: I used pingdom.com to measure how fast my pages were loading. It turns out …

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Progress Report 9/18: Nailing down visual design templates

As you can see, I’ve gotten a basic version of the visual design down. I’m happy with the color choices, the typography, and the visual elements. It’s a nice foundation that you can build and expand upon. It took a lot of time to get the WooCommerce product templates done. It involved quite a bit …

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Progress Report 9/13: Thinking About Content Production Pipelines

With the technical side of the platform done, and the visual design being a thing of 3-5 days max, I’ve spent some time today thinking about how to efficiently produce lots of content. The courses I’ve filmed so far took me an unbelievably long time to produce. I can still have that high production value …

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Progress Report 9/12: Tech Stacks, Naming Process, and Logos

I did really well today. I finished the tech stack for the site. The purchasing and membership flows now work reliably from a technical perspective. Still looks like shit visually but that’s not the concern for now. I finished the designs for the logos for all three of my projects: My personal brand, Truthaboutdesign and …

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