Creator of StickerRun®
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- Oct 13, 2019
... when working on a new (private) project.
No matter if it's backend or frontend stuff, please elaborate what hinders you most and drives you crazy.
For me it's the frontend stuff.
I don't get that much anger when working on backend stuff.
But when I'm working on frontend stuff (except basic layouts without any interaction that I can setup using tailwindcss (and alpinejs mostly)
I'm freaked out almost instantly as many things don't work like they should.
Or when I've got to use some pre-made VueJS components that are nested over 5+ levels with customizations in each level,
so you can't easily modify them to meet your needs.
This takes my motivation from "Oh boy I'm going to finish this thing this weekend" to "Week after week, month after month... Oh look, another year passed and the project's still not finished".
One thing that I experienced in the past few days was, that I can do the Graphics2HTML stuff without any problems in a crazy low amount of time
if I just focus on the layout work and don't add any interaction right away.
I finished a category overview page with tailwindcss in 4 hours yesterday evening/night and I had to force myself to stop because I had to go to bed.
If I move the interaction part to a later time, I can get many things done and keep my motiviation too.
So, what are your pain points that hinder you to get your work done? And how do you get over them?
PS: This shouldn't find its way into one big rant instead it should be a collection of problems and possible solutions.