1. I want to be good at designing user interfaces, but sadly no matter how hard I try, it never ends up looking the way I want it to. So… I purchased Tailwindui. We will see if it helps.

    Now to redesign Sublime Blogs.

    6:20pm on April 15, 2022
  2. I have a strong appreciation for great UI. I find that the apps I enjoy using are also the ones that stick (like Things 3, Notion, etc.) If the UI is mediocre, I probably won’t adopt it into my workflow.

    I guess that just sets the bar a little higher more my own apps 😬

    12:34pm on April 13, 2022
  3. Time to do taxes 😞. One of the disadvantages of being self-employed is you get to watch all you money leave you all at once… every April.

    12:52pm on April 12, 2022
  4. I upgraded TPP from Laravel 8 to Laravel 9! It took about an hour to go through and update all of my dependencies, update the PHP version on the server, and change the GitHub CI/CD action to run PHP 8.1.

    This was my first time every upgrading Laravel. It was not too hard. Great job Taylor and the Laravel team!

    1:09pm on April 9, 2022
  5. I’m back working on a project (TPP) I was told to take a break on a few months ago. It’s a web app built with Laravel, AlpineJS, Livewire, and Tailwindcss. It is actually the first real web app I ever built.

    Prior to TPP, I had only just begun learning PHP and trying to build a web app (Open Outreach) in vanilla PHP. I did not even know frameworks were a thing. I just had a php file for every page and would manually query the database with SQL. To say the least, Open Outreach did not get very far.

    I made some mistakes on TPP but I’m a much better developer now and it’s fun ripping out old components and rebuilding things. I have already improved things drastically in just a few hours.

    Currently working on redesigning the whole UI. I will keep posting update periodically.

    5:47pm on April 8, 2022
  6. I spent the longest time trying to get Laravel Nova to work. Finally figured out my dumb mistake. I had setup a policy for the model I was trying to create a resource for and I had set the viewAny function to return false. Now I have it set to check for the viewNova gate. All fixed now 👍

    5:19pm on April 7, 2022
  7. Today I purchased an unlimited license to Laravel Nova because it’s currently $100 off. I have never used it until today and it’s convenient for creating quick admin dashboards.

    5:31pm on April 6, 2022
  8. I need to decide on a pricing model for Sublime Blogs. I think most features are going to be free and only image hosting will cost. Do I charge per user or per site?

    2:53pm on March 31, 2022