Many final projects are looking like they are in the 80%+ completion zone. It seems most are facing a payoff vs time required dilemma. For a while, we were covering a lot of ground vs the amount of time invested. Now in the 80%+ complete zone, the return on time invested seems to be minuscule.
Hunting and killing little problems here and there seems to consume endless amounts of time. The frustration springs from knowing where one wants to be, but not knowing exactly how to get there (or even where to find the information needed to illuminate the path) .
I was suffering for two weeks with the non-hosted WordPress blog I created for my website. Going non-hosted gets you amazing flexibility, but you’re largely on your own with the inevitable problems. I couldn’t get category pages to show up for over 2 weeks of effort, but finally broke through tonight when I figured out how to fix a 404 result from the archives page, Hooray!
Since time is limited, the question then becomes when is this project “good enough?” It’s a question we’re all going to face in the next week, so good luck and good hunting!
I made comments on Mark, Jenny, Laura, and Maureen’s blogs this week. The final projects are looking pretty darned good; keep up the great work!