June development was jam packed. From a new release, to UI improvements and vastly improved screenshot thumbnails. Here are the highlights.
- CaptainCore v0.12.0 released.
- Replaced thumbnail generations from headless Chrome to use a paid service https://screenshots.cloud. Vastly improves accuracy and quality of thumbnails.
- New visual list mode for sites.
- Major UI improvements. Removed many unnecessary content boxes and moved to a more consistent flow when viewing deeper content.
- Moved bulk tools, task activity and site filters to new devtools like console section.
- Added first bits of content to CaptainCore’s homepage
- See video preview of the new June development work including some concepts for a new site request feature: https://vimeo.com/429235761/dd328bac92.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how to move forward with a hosted version of CaptainCore. Over the last number of years I’ve created and built many tools and scripts for myself however I’ve never actually sold anything digital. I do sell web hosting services however… that’s a bit different then selling hosted software as a service.
Last week I decided to pivot and develop a WordPress plugin I’m calling Stackable. I’ve already built a working prototype and put together a video preview showing it in action. This will be the first digital product that I’ve made with plans to make it purchasable. I’m targeting a launch by the end of summer, so within the next few months. In a way I’m forcing myself to go through this process so that I can learn more about selling digital products. Figured it’s better for me to start on something more well defined, like a simple WordPress plugin, rather then CaptainCore, which is a complex SSH management tool.
Until next month, onward!