- July 23, 2013
My father always told me, “50% of something is better than 100% of nothing.”
When I first bought whoistimsteele.com, I was so determined to come up with the perfect design that I spent all my time researching inspiration, sketching concepts and creating mock-ups. Then work would pick up or life would take over and my site would sit dormant. Repeat this process for four years.
This constant delaying could be a great argument for the importance of self-imposed deadlines. I could take a psychological approach – by delaying the design, I won’t have to begin coding (see “The Carpenter’s Door Never Gets Fixed”). But this time when I approached whoistimsteele.com, I tossed out my delusions of “the greatest website ever”, chose a WordPress theme, and now I have something.
Recently I have begun development on a mobile app that corresponds with a website. This is a small, start-up business project so we are facing some small, start-up business problems – lack of funding, lack of resources, lack of time. This leads to some compromises. I have begun developing for iOS and Android using PhoneGap.
But sometimes I have to be realistic: I have limited resources, limited time and my strength is front-end technology. That is where PhoneGap shines. It will allow me to build something, and 50% of something is better than 100% of nothing.