Hello everyone. Will and I have been hard at work the past few months, making improvements to the RelicRecord.com user experience. This post will highlight just a few of those improvements. You can view a full list here. Thank you to everyone for your feedback, ideas, and suggestions. If you don’t see your feature recommendations just yet, don’t worry, we keep a list!
Hello everyone. Mitchell here to give you an update on all the work we’ve put into the latest version of RelicRecord to get it ready and out the door. Will and I are excited to get this version out to our loyal customers and hope you find it useful in managing your collection!
I’m not sure any developer (or creative person for that matter) is ever fully “ready” to showcase their work; putting it out there for people to consume. There are always feelings of wanting to add more to this or make adjustments to that before anyone sees your work. At some point however, you have to release it into the wild. If not, it will never be of use to others or evolve past your own narrow vision.
Over the Labor Day holiday, I spent quite a few hours working on a process for our customers to upload a spreadsheet of their items into to their RelicRecord account. This import process will allow those customers who are already tracking items in spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel, or local databases like Microsoft Access, to upload a list of basic information in a few short steps rather than have to manually create each item in the system. Read more
Where are we going to put all this stuff?
With potentially hundreds of thousands of pictures and rows upon rows of data, this is an important question for any new website project. With technology, there is always more than one way to do something. The same holds true for how RelicRecord.com is being built.
Since this is the first post on the progress of the web application, it only makes sense for us to start with an update on customer registration and user preferences.
For someone who is interested in using the application, they will have to create a free account. We want to make this as painless as possible, while still keeping the security of our customer’s data in mind. The past few weeks we have focused on the sign up process which included the creation of registration forms and easy to follow instructions for things like password complexity.