I’m working on a new project which I thought I’d turn into a series. It’s nothing fancy or sophisticated. The code name is Leatherbound, and it’s a diary/journal web app. This first post I just want to lay out the premise and some of the requirements and guidelines.
- Easy to use
- Responsive design
Some of the decisions I’ve made:
- Using Material design: Because why not? At least it’s not more bootstrap)
- Google AppEngine: scalable and free limits
- Google Cloud Storage: I think NoSQL will work better than SQL
- Python: Obviously
- Google Login
- Using Polymer (although that might not be mobile friendly? May ditch it)
- Optionally include events that have occurred since the last post (from Google Calendar)
- Full WYSIWYG (I’m thinking inspired by hallo.js, but probably re-implemented for material)
- Embedding media, including photos
Some other random details:
- First screen after login is the new entry screen, and it should load fast. I figure its the #1 thing people do when they login.
- May look into Ember? The initial load time is a concern against the previous requirement and Polymer’s already slow loading.
Next time, I’ll be showing the prototype interface I’ve got going so far.
(See all the posts with the #leatherbound tag.)