Written by Harry Roberts on CSS Wizardry.
N.B. The build along went ahead.
I’ve been toying around with this idea the last few weeks. I’ve decided to do a quick testing-the-water blog post to gauge interest and see whether anyone else would be into the idea. The story goes thus…
A few weeks ago I was building a page for my good friend and awesome chap Nick Payne–the page had been designed by another swell fella, Ian Thomas. We’re all pretty good friends and all excel in different areas, Ian designed Nick’s site and, as designers don’t need to code, I built it. Nick sorted all the back-end and is building it onto JAOSS.
N.B. Ian can and does actually code, but for this project we all wanted a slice of the action so, in this case, he didn’t…
Anyway, I always build static HTML files in my Dropbox public directory as people can have a quick look at it if I need to share it, plus I can test it on a variety of browsers on different devices. I gave Nick the URL early on and told him I was about to get to work…
An hour or so later I got a text from Nick saying that he was loving seeing the progress with every refresh, which I also thought was pretty cool.
Enter my idea… a live build-along!
The idea I’m toying with is that people (it could be pretty much anyone) get in touch (somehow) with PSDs they need building; a PSD that they were going to get their staff in their agency to do, or that they were going to give out to a freelancer, anything, and I will pick one and build it for free on the provision I can build it in my public directory and that people can watch along as I code away.
There are obviously some massive requirements:
The outcomes would be:
Naturally there would be some informal terms and conditions that I’d iron out nearer the time but for now, anyone interested?
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