I'm Sorry My Blog isn't finished yet2 minutes 38 seconds average read (525 words)
So since I first published my first post on this blog, I've been getting messages from friends on social media, for example from my friend David:
dave i love the sidebar on your website 😍 @Orangetronic
Why is it not finished?
Well there are a number of reasons:
First and foremost I've been planning this for so many years and nothing has happened as planning and planning and planning…
So what I decided was to just start writing and build the blog around the writing. There were a couple of things that I started with first:
- A basic grid layout - which I'm yet to blog about
- The starting of a Style Guide
Secondly, I wanted to use this blog to learn and write about my learnings. I have a list of things that I want to build on this blog.
Thirdly, if this blog is ever finished then that means that I've stopped learning or I no longer care about the new advances.
What's happening next?
Generally, the development of this site will be lead by either what I write about or what I learn about.
For example the other day I decided that I should have Google Analytics so that I discover where my readers are from. This meant that I needed to put pictures in my blog post, which also meant that I needed to workout:
- What type of responsive Images to use
- What were the breakpoints for the responsive images
- What sizes the images should be
- How to style the images and captions
This then lead to a later post on Responsive Images and updating the style guide. It will also lead to a post on automatically creating multiple versions of an image in Squiz Matrix and a post on how to connect Squiz Matrix to Google Analytics to show results directly in the CMS, a concept originally thought up by Justin.
If you have any thought/ideas then please let me know through twitter.