I am so behind in my work right now that I feel I may never complete the new WWW site for my company.
What started out as something that I knew I could accomplish in a fairly nominal amount of time turned out to be something so large that there would not be a chance that I could ever get it done on time. And the worst part of it is that what I am building is basically a clone of the current, crappily coded site.
Well, not really the same. The content is the same. And therein lies the problem.
A lot of the content of our current site is static. Well, no, all of it is. And I am trying to make it cleanly dynamic and related throughout the database so that changes to the site will not require touching of any of the underlying markup or application code. And this is proving to be a more work intensive process than I had thought it would be.
Now it could all be my fault. I may have put myself into this mess with my desire to do things right, out of the chutes. But when I look at how flat and difficult to change the content is at the moment I can’t help but think that it needs to change now so in the new site structure change will never be more than an admin screen away.
Am I wrong for thinking this way?
Well, enough ranting. I need to go code some more. There is a lot of stuff to do and not nearly as much time to do it in as I’d like to have.