Been working on a chat app as a side project for a few months now. It's a single chat room and intended to be a place to hang out and get stuff done. There's been a really good mix of designers and developers from Hack Design on there lately. Would appreciate any feedback from the DN community!
I like it - it's really simple and quick to hop in and out. Can be a great place to get first-eyes on some work and real feedback.
Really nice work Alex. I'm jealous of your excellent Latte typemark. It looks like it's even better than the last time I saw it — did you have more work done on it?
Thanks Allan, it's the excellent work of Sean McCabe. It's the same SVG, just shown much larger.
Awesome work Alex.
I've been thinking about a couple side projects to learn more about server-side development. I'd love to see a read some of your thoughts/ideas about what you learned going into building something like this.
Robb, my roommate CH did the back-end in Django, shoot him a message at http://chalbach.com if you have any questions. My focus is much more on front-end, I used Toast from Dan Eden as a basic framework and everything else is custom in plain CSS.
Things I learned: Sass is incredible & you're in the stone age without it, font choice and color can give a boring app personality, difference between people loving or hating your app is who you invite.
Thanks for the heads up man. Great work nonetheless.
Great points about what you've learned. I haven't worked with Sass yet in production (only Less), but just got the syntax package installed on sublime this afternoon. Looking forward to playing around with it more.
Are you using any type of front-end package/component mgmt system? i.e. Bower or Ender?
So, there's a scrolling issue for the Users list on the left side, (Chad)[https://twitter.com/chadwhitaker] posted a fix in chat, but here you go:
$('.users').css('overflow', 'scroll').css('height', $(window).height());
I think the Request An Invitation form should definitley not be as long. All you really need would be my email surely?
Apart from that, this is gorgeous.
The invite request is actually a lie, it's a sign up form. Fooled you.
I love the logotype. not sure why its for "casual people" though.
Thanks, Sean does rad stuff. http://dribbble.com/shots/772873-Latte-Logo-Process
There's only one room and it's for hanging out. Just be cool and have fun. Appreciate you checking it out.
Awesome design work! One thing I noticed, after signing up, I had to refresh once to get the chat working correctly. New posts weren't inserting into the chatbox.
Do you mind filing a bug? http://github.com/werecasual/latte-bugs Sorry about that, it's still pretty beta