Well, friends, I've pulled the trigger. After months of development (more time than I'd hoped, but still a pretty decent sprint!), CloseBrace is live with seven new tutorials!
Launching things is tough. And scary. As a friend of mine said, "it's way easier to not ship than to ship," and I have to admit I'm a little terrified to actually have this thing out there under the eyes of more than just a handful of beta testers. Still, I'm proud of what I've built, and excited to keep adding to it, improving it, and cleaning up any issues people find.
Here's a partial list of everything that went into getting this thing out there for you to take a look at:
- Designed CloseBrace
- Created HTML/Sass for CloseBrace
- Installed and configured Keystone.js
- Set up Ubuntu 16 on DigitalOcean
- Configured Nginx to serve multiple secure websites
- Wrote all of the code necessary for Keystone to serve content
- Wrote all of the authentication front-end for Keystone
- Integrated Stripe payment process with Closebrace
- Scripted seven new tutorial videos
- Recorded new tutorial videos
- Edited new tutorial videos
- Post-processed new tutorial videos
- Wrote tutorial text
- Got everything formatted and looking good
- Killed 133 Bug Reports / Feature Requests and counting
I'm pretty happy with all the work I've done. Now I just have to keep it up! I hope you all enjoy the site, and are excited for what's to come.
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