I was brought onto this project as a contractor for Minnick Web Services. When Chris Minnick first approached me about this project, he said to me, “Eric, I don’t know of anyone else in the world who could get this done in time”. Wow. I was flattered hearing this from the guy who has written copies of HTML5 for dummies (and numerous other accolades), but I also took it as a challenge.
The project is a draft prediction and analysis contest, which will be live for 3 weeks, and launched in conjunction with a Reddit AMA.
The first half-week and weekend, we developed a working form which took sortable objects (players) from the form, saved to a database and emailed a daily digest of entries.
In week two we took things a bit further and enhanced the form with true drag and drop functionality, fine-tuned the visuals and flow, utilized grunt for automatic concatenation and minification, beefed up the server, and performed a number of change requests, naturally.
I’m proud of this project and how it went. It’s always great to work with someone like Chris that knows their stuff, and with clients who know what they want and expect the best.
Demo video of the drag and drop functionality: