Any Software Started With A Logo

hawkeyeAfter months of complete dormancy I was able to got out of my cave. So I started this Genesis thing last year and it was on and off development for me, but I was able to pull it off but with minimal design. Now I scrapped down the initial features of version 1 and tried to improved with version 2. Well you don’t develop softwares just degrade of course it has some enhancements.

Project Genesis
Project Genesis

The title of the post says it all, this is the start of version 2 of the Project Genesis. I just put up a simple logo just to initialize the development. Logos give you the feeling of what the project is about and should stand all through out the development.

I given it a simple design, with just shapes and chosen some few good fonts like Giraffey. The logo that I am aiming is to have a corporate feel to it, so I used shades of blue to it. I created a striking rounded rectangle with grey gradient to add up an accent to an “ascending” or laddered level just like in schools.

As I said on previous posts this is a comeback project and like from the beginning, it was Genesis.
I will be posting a lot of the development more often now again to document everything.

This will be the start of the version 2 and hoping for the next months I could pull off something large in terms of the development and also I will be using a more localized platform Dreamweaver 6 and TortoiseSVN/Subversion for versioning.

Hope to hear from you in the comments!

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Blog Deleted And The Export Feature of WordPress.com

So I deleted my two blogs, the one that talks about music and the other one is about my programming ventures. I can’t publish a timely update on them. There are articles prepared for those two I just can’t squeeze in the time to proof read them.

In the process of the deletion There is a feature in WordPress.com that you can export the contents of your blog. Once you export it you can download it on the spot or you can go to your mail and click on the link which also comes immediately after you click the export.

It’s just odd that the contents are in XML format. Then I will just wonder how it will be imported. I have no plans on putting up the same contents again. I will surely put up a new web dev blog but it will have a different content.

Project Genesis: It’s Too Big To Handle

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The continuous build of The Genesis Project is currently slow moving. The scope of the project probably too big to handle at one go. This project targets to have me a start of my portfolio as a web developer. Currently I am documenting everything and mapping the values correctly that stops me on the current version.

The Next Version will be Huge
Putting it into perspective, all huge things started small. The planning that I am doing right now is to have the smallest detail on the first wave and put fixes and patches along the way. The first version was giving it one go which give me a lot of fixes on bugs and yet the important features of the project has put on hold.

The Key is Agile
Relatively if I will put it into tiny chunks I will have faster responses on bug fixes. This approach called Agile. Though its more of a team effort since I am the only in the team to do this, I will organize my self as that I am on a team, I have no choice.

I am On Track
Currently the time is not measured so I devised a “celled” time tracking since I can’t afford one yet, that would track my progress. Why should I track my progress? To have a benchmark on how fast I can do the job.

Putting up a project is a very tough decision to make. I should commit to it and try finish something before my skills fade and rot.