June 9, 2012
Majority report

Pic of the day: it’s Friday night! Project manager watches from her laptop as front end / back end developer is deploying final version. 

Awesome drag-n-drop controls — check. (we also offer keyboard shortcuts)

Bug fixes — check.

Folders collapsing — check.

Logo and favicon — check. (try making The Old Reader a web app on your iOS device)

Resolving all beta version issues — check!

Whoa, that’s a big happy check.

It means, we are ready to show The Old Reader to our friends.

May 31, 2012
Daily report

Pic of the day: our front end / back end developer and engineer, rewriting landing page.

What else we did today for The Old Reader (in no particular order):

  • Tweaked layout a bit;
  • Edited landing page;
  • Colored some buttons;
  • Migrated to a different server;
  • Received enormous pack of UI revision from some awesome guys (details later);
  • Broke following and comments features;
  • Fixed following and comments features;
  • Added four new issues and closed two existing;
  • Wrote several important letters;
  • Created an error 500 page with a kitten;
  • Changed about us page.

Unfortunately, after all this we launched The Old Reader in Firefox 3.0 and Internet Explorer 6.0 (both in Windows XP) and right now all we want to stop doing anything. Ever. And spend the rest of our days on a different planet.