Ymir Report #37 ā€” Dashboard design refresh šŸ’…

published10 months ago
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Carl here. You signed up to receive updates about Ymir, the WordPress serverless DevOps platform that Iā€™m building.


Still not feeling especially great. It varies from day to day. I've been very productive overall, but a good amount of it has been consulting work and not Ymir work.

In fact, marketing week was largely a write off. That said, I managed to finish the dashboard design refresh! So there is some movement. It's just not as much as I'd like. (I think this is just going to be a regular feeling from now on šŸ„²)


You can always view the history of Ymir's product development at https://ymirapp.com/changelog.

So as the report title suggests, I finished the design refresh of the dashboard. I'm very happy with the result. I discussed it in a small Twitter thread:

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Carl Alexander
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August 8th 2022

The goal here was to create some cohesion with the design of the dashboard. I'm using Shuffle for the broad strokes and to make sure the different screens work together. The finer detail (e.g. deployment feed) comes mostly from Tailwind UI or just some bespoke Tailwind CSS styling I did myself.

Behind the scenes, I also cleaned up a lot of the complexity with the dashboard code. This is important because the next step is to add functionality to the dashboard. Like Vapor, you should be able to do almost everything you can do with the CLI with the dashboard.


Marketing week ended up being "Support and consulting week". So not a lot of stuff got done sadly. I tweeted a bit. This tweet by Rarst (Andrey Savchenko) was especially funny:

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Andrey Savchenko
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August 8th 2022

Besides that, I applied to two conferences with serverless talk. I also managed to produce one YouTube video. It wasn't for the video course, but just to help with a support request. It shows how to setup WordPress multisite with Ymir.

I'm hoping I can be a bit more productive next cycle and at least do another video course video.


You can always view Ymir's up-to-date business metrics at ymirapp.com/open. They're updated every 10 minutes.

August is looking pretty good so far! I have a lot of active trials right now. That's great because my trial conversion rate is really good so I'm hopeful I might get through this plateau finally. šŸ¤ž


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