Thursday, 16 September 2010

Week 7: First application designs in

Top secret designs

This week was an exciting week because we received the graphic designs for our application interface from Aegir.  We gave him a pretty tough task of making it look modern, secure and exciting but at the same time making it able to have any client's branding applied and work on any platform.  He didn't disappoint.  In fact I was so happy when I saw the designs I texted Mike.  It was a Sunday.

Since then we've reviewed the designs and agreed a few changes to soften it up a bit.  We're all very happy so far, and I can't tell you how good it feels to see our little (albeit still beta) application get a face and a personality.

In other news, we've decided to build our own marketing site rather than use Wordpress or others.  We worked out that it was quicker to deploy a website on our own servers than to install another application.  Also, we've given our website a strict time frame until December.  After that we'll consider changing it or adding to it.  Hopefully we'll have the site designed by next week and live not long after. More patience is required.

The final business basics have also been sorted out.  We now have bank accounts, an extension on our lovely home @CECBrighton and all the legal policies and documents that you'd expect to find in a business these days.  The only down side is that Mike has spent so long filling in the necessary forms, he is considering a job in the public sector.

So just a few days to go before the end of our first sprint, but we still found time for our roadmap lunch today.  As a result of said lunch, I am now very full (of spicy thai food) and won't be moving from this chair until late this evening.

Excitement levels:  I’m too full to be excited.

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