Ever since my little work-induced hiatus, I have been trying to wrap up some projects that have been hanging over my head for a while. Releasing coordy was a big step in the right direction. However, when I relaunched this site, I made a big promise that I would release the WordPress theme for public use. After a month or two of using and maintaining this site in its latest incarnation, it became quite clear that it would be a monumental task to wrap up all the code for public use and that the current theme would be far too rigid and fragile to implement for anyone outside of the person who built it to begin with. Read On…
If you have been to this site in the lately, you have most likely seen the cryptic banner on the top right signaling that something by the name of Franklin Street will be released in Winter 2008. Well, there is not too much winter left in this year, but now that sayhear.org has launched and a couple other projects have reached their conclusion, I can concentrate on this project once again. Yes, as it is almost certainly apparent, the blog redesign is what I am calling Franklin Street, but it is a whole lot more than just that. I am going to try something fairly ambitious, but it is going to take some time to get it right.
The new blog is coming along nicely and I have hopes that it will be completed before December. The total project however will take a tremendous amount of time to finalize correctly. I am curious, if anyone cares, how you would like to see this play out? Would you like to see a soft launch of Franklin Street in a month or two with progressive enhancements during the course of the following 2-3 months? Or would you find it better to launch everything finalized at once and wait another month or four? I am conflicted on this subject as I just want to get back to actually writing instead of building something to write.
I would be foolish and presumptuous to think anyone would ultimately care about this project – no matter how it launches. That being said, if anyone does have a thought they’d like to share on this subject, please leave your ideas/opinions in the comments.