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Everyone who has installed before 11/30/2014 needs to get the new setup file at craftboard.net

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Online Shared Projects

Now that I have projects to load I am working on getting multiple items to load after visiting multiple pages and adding favorites. This should be done tomorrow. If all goes well I'll open it up to allow others to create items and project links.

Monday, December 16, 2013

PayPal test buttons are in.

This took a couple days to create, now I get to spend the next couple days testing the buttons before the real ones are in place.
I have been working on this 14 hours today! I can't wait till it's up and running. I'm still debating about the download button. I may remove it and only have subscriptions. The goal for this is still the 20th. But may be up tomorrow if no glitches pop up.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Exlusive Board is Online

I've uploaded the exclusive board. That means a website that want's only their items to load can do just that.
Yesterday I started setting up the database. Today I began testing, and noticed a flu bug early on taking me into slooooow mode. I thought for sure I'ld have it all in by today, but there is always tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Done did it this time!


I knew the change would come, but did not plan it.

HTML 5 is in and the only way to keep up with change.  So while I was updating my subscription page I decided to dive in and change the whole site.  I cut the large text out.  Seems like no-one really reads it anyway.  I went with a new color scheme, and woody look.



Tomorrow I visit the small business center here in Eugene OR.  I have yet to put the plan in writing.
Maybe after I have it all functioning I'll take time for mapping the future.  I have taken business management, accounting, and 101 in business law.  But the more expertise the better.

Things can change on a whim right now.  So for now I'm developing as I see the puzzle coming together.

Click Thru's
I will have click thru's to help support admin costs.  I learned database development techniques that will prevent over clickers.  So no worries there, it's one click per user per day.


Online Services
I'll have online subscriptions for $3.99 a month.  That will allow users to post items on any web page. That means one can share a project from anywhere online, and is useful for data backup for those who have the download.  

Download
The download is for those who need to work while offline and prefer a desktop program. I'm going to put a $39.99 price tag on it. You don't have to have it to add items now. But it is nice to have when you want to keep everything on your computer at home.

Saturday, November 30, 2013


It's been a long Thanksgiving weekend.  I spent the whole weekend coding in the features for

Exclusive Craft Board

 How it works is a website can make only their items to load into the board.  With their most recent items on the top and projects made from their items on the right.  The website includes linkbacks to the items in their item panel.  So if a user wants to order all the items for the project they are directed back to the website the items came from.

This is only functional in exclusive mode from the browser page.   The download lists all the stores that have posted items.

I'm guessing one more week of testing it at beadoroma.com then it will be ready to roll.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Working on the Sellers Panel

I finished most of the post item portion.   There are a few things to iron out in that part.  But I decided to work on the Sellers panels before I put in the last tid bits there.

I'm guessing this weekend will be spent finishing the sellers panels, (there are 2).
Then next week I hope to tackle the cart.  It would be soooo nice to have the cart in by Black Friday.  After that I want to make it available for users to add their own items.

Today was a 12 hour day coding.
I got tired and decided to play with a nice bead my mother just bought for her site.

I made this on the craftboard.






Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I've now finished making item images show in the admin panel while running the app in the browser.  Tomorrow I hope to start in on the item post panel.  But I found a couple errors on file saving and opening that need my attention.


Last week I decided to reformat some data and remove some pesky characters that are hard to deal with.  That threw me back a few days, because a simple reformat can throw off several functions.  It's all cleaned up now and better to do it before it gets bigger.

I'm going to target Sunday for the online admin panel to be ready.  That's the earliest I get it done.  Hopefully the rewrite makes it easier.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Upload for items is done

I have reworked the Item Panel.  I've decided to make the admin panel accessible from the browser version also.This should take about a week to perfect.  The upload panel was the main object completed.  But other little goals were reached too.

I'm hoping to get a code signing cert for the download in January.
Till then the unknown publisher alert will show in the download.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013



I have inserted a top area for early subscription links and advertising.  Plus put an easy join in link.



On the admin panel I have finished the upload items panel.  Now the next thing to do is put the data in on the server  side.  Then the cart is next.

Friday, August 16, 2013

I have had to write my own components for listing items.  This tree component was not an easy accomplishment.  But it is ready to go.  I still have a few more things to accomplish.  Like the ability to upload items.  For now one can categorize items using the tree kinda like you would the file explorer.  But it doesn't make folders per say.  Just a list that is viewable in the software.

I have finished most of the admin panel.  The download with the new updates is posted at http://perlygates.net
Please subscribe here if you would like to post items for sale.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Little by Little

I wish I could make enough in subscriptions to work on this 10 hours a day. This weekend I put in about 16 hours a day to make sure all the buttons and drag and drop features were functioning. It should be good enough to use.  Tonight I will try to tie the subscriptions into the database for immediate access. Right now it's all a manual process which is not tedious, but should still be automated. I'm thinking of putting up a 1/2 off subscription for the first 500 users. I'm also going to put the forum up for user support.

 Here's all the buttons I have
And all the buttons I want


Please sign up so I can work on it without delay.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The first download of the craftboard in wood frame panels is up. It's going to take me a month to get the kinks out. But it's workable. I also put the subscription page back and the download page. If you have the download you will get these updated automatically when you open while connected to the internet.
 

I fixed quite a few things today. And I'm sure there is more. But for now one can add items. 
Three items in the edit panel still are being worked on. The shipping, uploading, and off center positioning.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Getting it done!

Today I reached the landmark of being able to add items to the new board. I have the database configured and ready for input. All I need to do is write the server code for adding items online. The offline mode is working. So I might post the download if all goes well.

The web data is temporarily not loading items also. I'll be working on that phase this weekend. I'm hoping the download will be ready the following weekend.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Panic!

I've been trying to recover my blog password for a month. I almost gave up when for some unknown reason the same password I've always used finally worked. I have been working on the craft board steadily this last week.

 

 

I should have the download up within 2 weeks. I'm temporarily removing the portions that are not fully tested. So the cart button will be there, but will pop up with a please wait message. Same for the stores button. It's the only way I know to allow users to prepare their items for stores.

 

For now all a user can do is add their items. But the other panels should come quickly. Maybe at the end of summer the rest will be done. I'm also changing the buttons so they hide on the top of the board and the bottom of the board. That way the user will have the full area for each canvas. And you can have multiple canvas' open at the same time.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Fixed save login checkbox

I had a couple issues in the login that are fixed. I also fixed a problem with the tabs title. I've been busy checking the download. Hopefully it will be ready in February. I've got it done, it just needs to checked a little more. But to check it I have to make some updates.

The first update I'm working on is the database design. This term I'm taking my second class involving designing a database. I am so anxious. I've got the tables all laid out, now I just have to make sure everything is in what they call "4th normal form". Once that's done I'll also make the XML portion for offline viewing.

I realize this may not mean a bunch to most viewers. But this blog keeps track of what I've accomplished.

Will post more next month.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Download almost ready.

I worked on the install file again. There were a couple problems installing when not connected. I think I have finally got it. But will try again next weekend. I took a few hours off this weekend, cause it is really easy to burn out with the excitement of new classes, work, and study.

If the download works I'll disable the cart temporarily but give access to the items panel. So that may be in a week or 2.

Till then. :-)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Few Little Fixes

Somehow I managed to get my pc battery to charge. So I fixed a few little things. Like the tool tips. It was not reporting the correct tip at the correct time. I still see a couple more tips out of place, but this week I have to concentrate on school. I also saw and fixed a drawer problem. It was removing all the library items if clicked twice and was from an index error.

I also made the preloader smaller. Soon I'll get rid of all that text and make it smaller in the preloader. But for now I have decided testing the preloader is more important. And the cart still needs work.

So till next week.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

New PC on the 18th

I got some great news from the college. They'll help me get a new PC on loan. In a couple Thursdays from now I'll be at best buy picking up a new Lenovo Thinkpad. My mom and the sales person both told me what I wanted, because I couldn't decide. It's going to be strange not coding every day. But this PC is driving me crazy. So I'll be back in action in a couple weeks. Till then the online app gives everyone a quick preview. I'll probably have the download posted by early February. Sorry for the delay.