Weekly Checkin #1

Published: 06/03/2019


One week past coding period I am writing this blog. My mentors and I had a meeting before the Coding period began in which we decided the upcoming sprint till First Evaluations.

What did I do this week?

In this week I had to research a soultion that could help with conversion of svg files to fonts (Svg, ttf, woff, etc). Currently they are using Grunt to generate font from svg icon files but it might not work because it is not much scalable. Grunt can be run through CLI only and only one instance of grunt can run at a time. I researched a lot and tested around 10-12 active npm packages. 

In mid week I started with wireframe of my project. You can find the link to prototype here(Might be inactive later due to free membership of adobe XD):- https://xd.adobe.com/view/6ed4e66f-e6f5-486e-4e74-340d073d1771-18e5/

Other files(XD file and Low-Fi sketch):- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-_15ZOoe-moi-oPBZLw8rqVx6lRSiW89

The mentors liked the wireframe and we are now planning to merge it with the EOS -icons Landing page.

What is coming up next?

For next week I will be again testing the packages and creating a MVP of my project to see if it could work with `grunt` and `node-cmd` only.


Did I get stuck anywhere?

The problems I faced with every webfont generator package was mostly common that the ligatures won't work. So we were again left with Grunt (Webfont plugin) which was the only active package. I looked for ways to access CLI through node and found a package node-cmd that allows to run terminal commands through node. Till now we are planning to test this and if works I will continue using the same packages only. 

Thanks for reading