Banners and Advertising

Well, now that the coding is all done and the system is online and (seems to be) reasonably stable it seems the hard work just begins. Getting the message out about the system is very difficult, finding places that will advertise our site is quite hard. We’re on link exchange and they seem to be…

Woohoo!

Today was our ‘planned’ launch date and sure enough it looks like the guys at Dedicated Servers (a Verio company) have kicked some butt internally and our server was ready and waiting for us when we got in this morning. It’s around to Steve’s tonight to get the system uploaded and working! Tonight comes and…

No sign of the server

Well, they said it should be today but it doesn’t look good, we haven’t heard anything yet about it so we’re just biding our time. So far we’ve found three other services on the net that are similar to what we are trying to achieve however most of them seem to have focused on the…

Feature Freeze

Today we decided on a feature freeze. Having added extra functionality to our bug and feature tracking program we targetted all the current features at different versions and decided on a freeze for our initial 1.0 release. Our job now is not to add features but to get the existing ones up and running properly…

Customisation Goes Live

Well, last night we brought the customisation interface online into the main application. It’s still not 100% there, but we’re talking a couple of hours more development and test before we’re fully happy with it so it’s close enough that testers can start getting their teeth into it and finding bugs that we’ve missed (of…

More Server News

Well, we heard back from DigitalNation (A verio company!) about the server, they’re estimating that we get the server on October 4th so given that, the time to get the domain moved over to it and get everything installed, working and (hopefully) secure, we should be ready to go live the following Monday or maybe…

Look and Feel

Just a quickie to continue on from yesterdays’ entry – having moved the headers and footers out to their own separate code module I was quite quickly and smoothly able to bring the look and feel to the editor screens and to the new customisation screens. I think that we can officially proclaim the green…