WithLoveFrom.us Blog: Recent Events

A summary of what I've done each week

Stability Restored - December 29

It has been two months of chaos moving from place to place trying to settle into a place I could stay longer than three weeks.

I've finally done it, though. I have a new home for four months and have some hope of being ready to resume work on this site.

Milestones have been delayed. I have posted updates to my Timeline page.

Instability - November 15

For the past two weeks I have been adapting to changes in my circumstances and my plans.

This project may be put on pause while I redirect my attention to figuring out where I will live and how I will support myself.

Renovation - October 30

I began a major redesign of the website using Bootstrap 4. The Welcome, Blog and Shipping Information pages have been redone.

The end of this week was consumed in preparations to move.

Break Week - October 23

I spent this week away from my work on the website to focus on settling a new roommate into our household, setting boundaries and managing relationships.

Despite this, I made the first steps on the culminating exercise of my course's Bootstrap module.

Navigation Bar v.1 - October 16

I made progress in my Bootstrap studies this week. I learned about the Bootstrap grid system and the changes in Bootstrap version 4.

I created a first attempt at a navigation bar for the website.

I filled out my inventory records and took and retouched more photos.

Planning & Form Design - October 9

I sketched out layout, content and logic for a modestly detailed custom order form.

My main priority was to return to the original planning booklet I used to set my goals and timeline, and clarify my goals and next steps for the rest of October.

Studying Bootstrap - October 2

The site redesign has been delayed. I still plan to release it, but I have decided not to set a strict deadline this time.

This week, I have covered the first unit of material on Bootstrap in my studies. Bootstrap is a handy collection of pre-sets which will help me make my website prettier and more responsive, much more easily. The upcoming site redesign will make use of its tools and should look much more modern and professional as a result.

I also put several more hours into continuing to inventory my bracelets. Now my inventory file includes the estimated diameter of wrist each bracelet will fit.

Inventory - September 25

I have continued to take and edit photos. However, the main new development this week was sorting my existing inventory of bracelets and beginning to fill out an inventory record of what items I have, and the traits of each item. For example, the pattern and colors of a given bracelet.

I have also been experimenting with html and css in order to redesign the website's style. I plan to have it finished and launched by the end of next week.

Social Media Launch - September 18

I designed the first social media advertisements for my site and released them on all three of my social media streams this week. I spent four and a half hours on Wednesday working on photos, and another hour and a half studying CSS.

Site Launch - September 11

Most of my work this week was in one big burst of activity to get the first version of the website online, and then contacting people to tell them about it.

I made logo images with backgrounds and made sure each of my social media accounts had an appropriate branded image as its avatar. I put some work into retouching some more product photos with white backgrounds.