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Making MealMind #7: Still Holding

I’ve got several other projects I’m working on at the moment, so I still haven’t made any new progress on MealMind. I’m still toying around with some things like AWS Lambda as well as working on some totally unrelated projects. I think I’ll make some new progress on MealMind next week, but it depends on how the other projects go.

I have been thinking about the UX for MealMind though. I’m not at the point that I’m doing mockups or building out the “real” UI yet, but I’ve been thinking more about how it should work compared to the proof of concept app I have now. I’m considering taking a month or so to try working through some design books to see if I can up my UI/UX skills a bit, but I don’t know if that will be enough to make a difference. I’d love to have a real designer and UX expert to work with on this, but I think that’s a post-launch (and post-profit) thing. I expect I’ll try to find a decent HTML template that already exists and try to adapt it a bit for the initial version. I definitely like Bootstrap + some customized themes on top. It’s not perfect, but at least it helps to get things off the ground quickly.

We’ll see what happens this week, but hopefully, I’ll have something more interesting to share next week.