update: Shouldn't be long now
one thing holding us up is we only have one guy doing LESS/SASS/CSS and he's in demand on various projects (Joshua). If anyone has these skills please let me know.
Hi FungibilityMan, my part of the bottleneck is past -- there was a several week stretch where I was trying to make a bunch of progress on Evolution CSS before Evan's presentation in Atlanta. The presentation took a different direction and that work became less urgent, and since then I have been focusing on website development.
I hear your comments about urgency...I really want to get this launched too! I'm spending about half of my home time working on this, just ignoring Evolution tasks for the time being.
If you've done web development with other people before, you know how hard it is to come up with time estimates. Just know that for my part, I'm devoting as much time as I can without quitting my day job or jeopardizing my relationships, and that's been sufficient for me to keep up with the rest of the team.
Perhaps you can go into mere vague details? Like 2-4 weeks of work? 4-8 weeks? ANything?
And What is holding you back except for time constraints? How many hours do you find yourself working on this project per week?
Andy probably has a better idea how complete the project is. I haven't tried to take a big picture look or dive into a todo list with anyone yet, I'm just staying focused on whatever the next part is that I can work on. If I make up some timeline it would just cause problems without giving you a clearer idea of how it's going.
I don't have any blockers right now. There are a couple pages designed and marked up, waiting for styles now, which I hope to finish styling this evening.
I guess I put in... 4-20 hours a week? Average is probably about eight hours.
update: we've been very lucky to have a new contributor come forward since my last message who has some awesome frontend skills like Joshua does. I'll let them intro themselves if they want. so we can speed up. I'll keep my guestimate of 4-8- weeks but should be able to bring this forward soon.
Well, 7 weeks and 6 days heh. Looking forward to seeing what you've got so far
Update: ok, so the consensus in the website team is to not rush out the site for today but push it to next Monday (14th) for a beta launch and that's a hard date not a guestimate - there's a few pages with work left to do (download, contacts, blog post details) and we need to run through all the pages again to update the copy/ content / translations.
I'll post it on Monday on a beta URL so we can test it publicly and fix / tweak any issues people have, before we go live on dash.org
thank you for everyone's patience, we're working hard on it and most of the team are volunteering outside of their dayjob / Evo work including Perry from Node40 who has been a massive help. We're pretty excited with it though and looking forward to releasing it, it will be great to inform users of Dash's benefits and drive traffic to merchants. i'll post the test link on the 14th