About 3 months ago I decided (after reading something I saw on YCombinator’s Hacker News) that I’d take a look at creating a site for Autism Jobs.
The first step in doing that was really deciding just what I wanted to do. The Hacker News piece was helpful in giving me some guides as to just how simple it could be left. So since I was pretty sure that for the absolute most basic part of it, I probably could do my coding and stuff in about 2 hours if I manage to screw things up badly enough.
So over the space of a little over 3 hours, I end up creating the first version of the site which is running on our autismjobs.net site. I posted about it several places, and ended up getting a number of interesting results right away (ie. people were very quickly coming to the site).
After that, I decided I needed to start working on a “better version” of it. So at autismjobs.ca I worked on developing a better system.
What have we done so far?
- Replace existing TypeForm form with something we wrote ourself (but isn’t currently functional).
- Move static content to a more dynamic MVC format. (at index.php)
- Moved site (when existing site died and existing host said it was my problem to fix) to linode.
There are a few steps I need to get going before I feel that it is “full launch time”.
- Setup database
- Move existing content entirely to MVC system
- Have data for known listed jobs (4 I think instead of the listed 1) into database
- Create login/register system
- Look at account types (job seeker, and job poster)
- Work on getting payment stuff up and running
- And get mail setup so I can at least send mail out from site.
I’m not entirely sure that those jobs would be done in that order or not. But I think they are more or less the way I want them in terms of order (though bits and pieces will have to move about some).
I just really wanted to post a quick update to the autism jobs site. I think the latest post may have been on some other site. This really is mostly a project which I am working on for the primary purpose of getting stuff together in a way I feel “better” about how it all works.