Actually, he’s a few weeks older, but who cares.
I knew that it had been awhile until I started writing again in the Moleskin notebook I carry around. I wish I could say more but there was some much happening outside of the project that nothing was really done for about six months. Thankful, work has started again. In this case, I took a different tack and worked around what I do best: building and programming. So far, by using prototyping (IxD idea) to try out some of the ideas in the initial plans, I made some progress and new changes that should be an improvement down the road.
A shout out to Todd Zaki Warfel for some much need inspiration.
There is still a lot of work to think about and more concepts to play around with. I’m even examining a few ideas from almost five years ago because of one change that needed to be made for better functionality, which some refresher in PHP programming (long time…).
As for the new design, that is still on hold. Finally asked another designer but he is busy as well (and just like me, can’t complain). But with the change in plans, that will wait until all the concepts have been played out.
So basically, more work, changing ideas, better direction – which leads to a more upbeat tone about the project.
BTW – Why the name Charles? I’ll tell all the worth while secrets when this is finally over, hopefully before 2011.