My latest of reasons for being bad at writing is the most adorable yet: Telemachus, my ten-week-old corgi puppy. He is a very sweet dumb fluffball, with some strengths:
And some weaknesses:
Anyhoo, Telemachus will probably not be making any further appearances in this newsletter but he is very cute and I wanted to share him with you all. (And if you see a lot more corgi-based placeholder photos…well, that’s why.)
I had some spare time to engage in proactive development (what do I want this tool to be like in two years) rather than reactive development (what fire needs to be extinguished right this second?) this past week, and I spent some time poking around the wild world of writing plugins.
I started out by looking at ProseMirror and Trix before landing on Tiptap, which is actually a Vue wrapper around the former. All of this is still in the ideation phase, and honestly choosing the tech I wanted to use was the easy part. I was suddenly struck by the rabbit hole of decisions I wanted and needed to make:
…and so on. It’s hard to get back into a mode of proactive design after spending the past year doing a lot of small, piecemeal changes. I think the right thing to tackle first is the dropdown navigation, and going from there — but it’s clear that there’s a lot of design debt that I need to pay down.
A rough order of events could be:
And then I have a cleaner slate to work with, which is probably what I’ll end up doing. Ah, redesigns.