Alex is back today!!! <3 I overhear somebody asking “Where is Alex?!?!” at least once a day, every day. We joked about massive lines forming for Alex once he gets back.
So bright and early, first thing in the morning, we made a new list on our team den’s white board of all the miscellaneous things we need to clean up on that didn’t quite fit on Trello, which serves more of a high level overview of separate tasks. Notice our little list of questions saved for Alex on the left:
Also, notice we changed our logo to grapes (on the top) today. The back and forth between grapes and bananas ensues. So, things from Alex that we learned today that we couldn’t figure out for about a week are as follows:
– Images break when we push to Heroku despite showing up fine on our local machine because Heroku adds a little string (for security?) after all the links in HTML image tags, and they probably Heroku wasn’t locating the images with the strings appended properly. So the way to fixed this, is to use Ruby image tags instead of HTML tags and Ruby will take care of things for us. So here’s how we made everything work:
By the end of the day, Dave and Peter got a carousel of images playing in our homepage background. Yay! We’ve been wanting to implement this carousel forever, but our biggest problem was actually not technical, but finding nice, appropriate photos! It turns out that nice, high resolution photos of cafes and pubs are hard to find, and ones with people in them are even harder, because those are almost always paid. Yargh!
Charlotte and I got Foursquare results to show up (uglily) in the sidebar, as well as worked on getting different venue categories into tabs (Top Picks, Food, Coffee, Drinks).
We didn’t quite get around to working on our end goal of having tabs until 5PM. we kept getting sidetracked with fixing broken image links and styling the boxes that venue information show up in instead of making tabs for categories. It was easy enough to get the appropriate venue types loading and showing up when we clicked on the category links, but the most difficult part of making tabs work is setting a tab to being the ‘active’ tab when it’s been clicked on, and having that tab highlighted.
Well, sort of. We get to that tomorrow. Look how much we got done today!
I left at probably an all-time early today because some of my team members were still around (I’m almost always the last to leave) to get some delicious ramen in SoHo. Yum yum!