Monday, December 16, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Friday, August 16, 2013
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
Here's all the buttons I have
Please sign up so I can work on it without delay.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
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
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
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
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
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.