Vincent Ritter

πŸ€“ Dev diaries

All my active project posts, collected here. This is at the heart of what I do and I love.

Active projects:

These are my active development projects at this time. You can go through any of them for more info and see specific posts for the project.

tinylytics

analytics for small websites

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Scribbles

Start your own blog in seconds, with a beautiful minimal theme and an amazing editorthat doesn't get in your way.

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shoutouts

A place for everything you love, like or want to shout out about on your website.

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Status for updown.io

A simple app to display monitored sites from updown.io, with current status and other stats.

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Gluon for Micro.blog

An app for both iOS and Android, built on React Native, for Micro.blog.

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Recent posts

I took a little step back to think more about launching and what's important for Scribbles, especially on the feature set β€” I had many feature requests (some of which have been implemented).

β€” An update, launch date, plans and setting it straight on the Scribbles blog.

"It's been difficult for me to think about pricing for Scribbles considering its featured set, yet simplicity."

β€” Thinking about pricing on the Scribbles Blog

Let me know what you think ✌️❀️

"Last week I deployed a few changes and tweaks that would be helpful to customise your site even more β€” as usual I get a request for some of these, so it's always fun to get these in as long as they fit with the overall vision of Scribbles."

β€” On the Scribbles Update Blog 😋

OK, all remaining Scribbles invites have been sent out. One more email with questions to answer. Main questions right now:

  • Fediverse integration β€” nope, not happening. Use Micro.blog if you want that.
  • Markdown β€” for now, nope. I prefer simplicity over syntax. Many requests for this 🤔
In the last post I wrote about some stretch goals. Namely expanded posts on the homepage, title-less posts and an RSS feed for Explore. Well, guess what? Yeah, those are all done βœ…

β€” Expanded posts, title-less posts and explore tweaks on the Scribbles Update Blog

Scribbles is already pretty robust, but now it's time to work through my list that are essential for launch.

β€” Feature freeze as I get ready for public release on the Scribbles Update Blog

Also, the last batch of invites going out on Monday. And also... this allows me to concentrate on client work too 😅🫣

Link Me support is ready for you all under "Verification & Proofs" in your blog settings page. And it's super simple.

β€” Introducing link=me support on the Scribbles Update Blog

... also, slight spelling mistake there πŸ˜…

I wanted to follow up on creating pages in Scribbles with giving a slightly better overview of what your end result will be when you're in the editor.

β€” Editor tweaks and kudos emoji on the Scribbles Update Blog

This one was fun!

I've seen some creative ways of getting around adding pages, by creating posts and linking to them, so I wanted to tackle that and add some support for pages that keeps things a little cleaner.

β€” Initial support for Pages on the Scribbles Update Blog

There's a new Gluon TestFlight out for iOS. Nothing major in this one, just some minor tweaks on picking up emoji and perhaps better mute filtering on those.

This one will be a slow one.