News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

The Bakery:
How I Built a Web 2.0 Dating Site in 66.5 Hours
March 30, 2007 @ 15:53:00

On the Bakery (the CakePHP blog), there's a new case study on how a group of developers created a "Web 2.0 dating site in 66.5 hours" (just short of 3 days worth of work).

Let this be a testament to Web 2.0 and the effectiveness of rapid development frameworks: I built a full-featured dating website (http://mingle2.com), from concept to launch, in 66.5 hours. In a typical 9-5 job this would amount to about a week and a half. Deliverables included: the idea, planning, design, development, testing, and launch.

The study is broken up into the (long list of) key steps that were followed:

  • Identify an Opportunity
  • Brain-dump
  • Generate ideas from your competition
  • Brain-dump some more
  • Have a specific goal, don't try to make the website do everything
  • Keep. It. Simple. Stupid
  • Minimize interference
  • Avoid "feature creep"
  • Web 2.0 names are going to be very tacky in a few years
  • If you get stuck on something, put it on the backburner
  • Prioritize features so you can give prominent real estate to those that need it
  • Put a lot of work into the functional mockups
  • Mix it up, keep things interesting
And finally, "The Design" where he looked at achieving balance, got a "holy crap, that's pretty" reaction, and to make things look up to date. The end result of the labor is mingle2.com, a 100% free online dating website.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
makephpframework dating website hours makephpframework dating website hours


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Community News: Zend/PHP Conference & Expo 2007 Site Posted

Raphael Stolt's Blog: Scraping websites with Zend_Dom_Query

Craig Freshwater\'s Blog: Using PHP for Website Navigation, Explained

Pádraic Brady's Blog: PFP II: Return of Patterns For PHP

SitePoint Web Tech Blog: How to Test Multiple Websites on One PC With Apache Virtual Hosts


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


deployment zendserver framework opinion community package api language series introduction tips symfony update laravel release library list install podcast interview

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework