When I first built the demo of LockerPulse to show my partners last December, I decided to only have one team that actually functioned. I hadn’t worked out a lot of the efficiency issues, and we didn’t have a separate server, so I didn’t want to use our resources on pulling in news for 122 teams when one would suffice to prove the concept. I chose the Buffalo Bills because Greg is a super-hardcore-crazy-obsessive Bills fan. Since that day, he’s used the site every day for his news.
This is what he started with:
This is what we will be launching with (this is the basic free version of the Bills news that will be accessible to everyone):
I’m really happy with how it came out. Having a working demo really helps the designer(s) because you have something real and tangible to work with and iterate from instead of just dreaming up a design on a blank sheet of paper. It was a full team effort, but the majority of the credit goes to Mike who actually made it all work (and made it work 95% of the way in IE…no easy task).
When I have a little more time, I’ll delve in a little deeper on how we got from A to B with the design because I think it’s an interesting story.
Launch is just over a week away! As usual, I’m excited/nervous/stressed/confident all at the same time 🙂