I’m shutting down Feed The Gamer for good.
I’ve tried to come up with some good reasons to keep pressing on, but I just can’t seem to find any that convinces me to do so. I simply don’t want to have the thing constantly buzzing in the back of my head, and I don’t want the responsibility, if you will, of having to constantly check up on it and manage it every time I have some time available. That’s time I want to spend on my family and other things that matter to me.
I’ve got friends who wants to make something out of it, they want to have other people working on it, but I really want to just lay the project dead and not revive it. I know it is all in good intention they want it running, but I had a lot of trouble acquiring enough staff to make the site run as intended, and I don’t see anyone else getting much more out of it than I did either.
I couldn’t pay anyone for any work they put in, so it’s quite understandable, of course, that few were willing to put in the hours the site needed to reach the goals I had envisioned. Some did, however - a few authors wrote some quality content, one especially wrote the very best pieces we ever published. I thank them for that. Mr McMaster most of all.
I admit defeat at last.
Feed The Gamer is gone.
Out with the wife thriftshopping - and what do I find? Punk IPA shining at me on a shelf.
After a few weeks with no work done on Feed The Gamer, mostly due to time restrictions, I’ve finally started work on v4.0 from scratch again. Can you guess which tool I’m using? Yes -Jetstrap. I’m Bootstrapping Feed The Gamer.
Although it runs on WordPress, I’m using Jetstrap for the entire design layout, and will apply it to Roots when I’ve got something I’m really happy with.
Given how perfectly responsive Bootstrap is and the community’s uncanny willingness to provide things such as free CDN for Bootstrap itself, and endless support on any enquiry you might have, there’s really no other choice in the matter. I’d go so far as to say that doing something else would just be stupid.
The plan remains the same.
“The average internet userway” is key.
And yes, you still have to wait and see what that means.
A fortnight or so back, I found something I believe will change the way I create websites forever. This ‘discovery’ made me happy in several parts of my body. It’s called Jetstrap, and it’s freakin’ awesome!
A while back I wrote about the joy of discovering Bootstrap by Twitter, which makes life easier developing, and adding Jetstrap with its drag and drop UI cranks the joy up even more. So far, I have three projects going strong and have developed further and faster than I ever would have coding it by ‘hand’.
Jetstrap is still in BETA, so there are still a few bugs and elements that I could do without, there are elements I miss - Bootstrap functions that aren’t yet present in the interface and the UI needs a good makeover. However, it’s fully functional and the elements that are missing you can add manually if need be.
The BETA is currently free to use, but I don’t think that will last long. I do however hope that the developers will consider a free plan for a single license with limitations on how many projects you can store and perhaps users that can work on a project - if they are adding support for multiple users at all. Time will tell.
Fore more info on Jetstrap, head over to jetstrap.com
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