I've been working on this theme/framework for more than 4 months now and in the end, it really was a blessing in disguise. I now find myself with a pretty powerful set of tools to create and ship websites with incredible flexibility. I had the luck to try the stack with personal and real-world projects (and we were able to do some pretty spectacular stuff). I am now confident this can become a job of some sort!
so here it is...
I will be dipping my toe as a freelancer as of 2020/04/03.
It's probably temporary as I have absolutely no idea how to manage a business but fuck it! I'll try my luck.
I can design, develop and ship websites in a whimp!
Hosting can be arranged and I am working on a more official (and green ) solution.
what's happening with the hotdoy theme?
The hotdoy theme will be the starting point of my efforts. I will continue to work on it for the time being and eventually branch out to make an unopinionated "core" version I can use to build custom projects.
You can thank the canadian government for the financing the project I guess. 🤷
Is the theme doomed ?
No. I'll keep working on it for a little while then I'll branch out. So you can keep using the theme.
How much will you charge for a complete website?
Don't know yet. Hit me.
Do you do eComm?
Not for now. I am alone and I don't want to be responsible for someone else's revenue.
Where do you plan to host?
In Canada. I'm not setup yet but if someone needs it, I can spin up a server anytime.
When can you start?
I will be officially jobless on the 3rd of April. I'll probably take a week or 2 off and work on my new website bit. I should be ready around the 14th of April.
What will this eventual company be called?
Hotdoy kinda sucks for the market I'm in (Montreal). I was looking for something that can make sense in french and english and for now, I think I feel good with...Scorpion. I know it sounds sketchy but wait. You'll see. 🦂