Sam Brown

Fridays are Happy Days at Massive Blue

It was late on a cold and windy Thursday night that I got that itching feeling that I needed to create something that solved a problem that I was having. There are plenty of other ways to accomplish this feat but I wanted something specifically for this task. The name came to me straight away and luckily the domain was available and was snapped up by 11PM.

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That nights sleep was very interrupted as ideas just kept coming to me, I did have my notepad and pen on my bedside table though.. by the morning there was a page full of ideas and direction, and the day went from there:

  • 7am: Up and at desk idea organisation and brainstorming
  • 8am: Logo design and interface ideas on paper
  • 9am: Started site design in Photoshop, created logo.
  • 10am: Breakfast and postman brought new Xbox game, played for a bit.
  • 11am: Finished app interface
  • 12pm: Started coding the front-end, started with splash page
  • 1pm: Coded the app interface
  • 2pm: Cooked some Tortellini with Arrabiata sauce, chopped onions & herbs for lunch.
  • 3pm: Started coding the backend of the app
  • 4pm: Still coding back-end and front-end elements that it displays
  • 5pm: Pretty much finished a working 0.1 version, enough for today!

I quickly learnt during Friday not to underestimate the power-of-people and bouncing ideas around with them, more specifically I showed a select few people the splash page and each came back with what they thought it might be thus stirring more ideas for the final finished project.

Just what is it I hear you say? When will it be available? I have an early 0.1 version running but its not quite ready for public consumption, stay tuned and I shall not tease you for much longer!

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Comments

Thassius V. 23 February 2008, 03:06 #1

After the creation of fast food, that’s what I would call ‘Fast Site’. :)

Brent Terrazas 23 February 2008, 03:59 #2

yeah seriously… I guess when you’ve got a hot idea on your hands you just go with it… (i hope my boss never sees this post and then excepts the same kind of turnaround)
:)

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Sam Brown co-founded Iterate, and was previously VP of Design at Foursquare. Based in NYC.

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