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User Experience, Frontend, Code and Life

Day 35 - More designing, feedback mechanism & payment gateway adventures

life UserBit entrepreneurship

Designing Landing Page Graphics

In a way, what I put on the landing page is crucial to gaining early adopters. During the flight to Japan, I came up with a few ways to convey the message of what UserBit wants to accomplish. To come up with an illustration to go with the message is another challenge. I do not want to simply slap on a happy bright image up there. Started to work on this today hope to deliver this by tomorrow

Billing implementation

Billing is now implemented complete with ability to opt into a new plan. I still have to refine this to allow for upgrading/downgrading plans but I figure this can wait for now.

Feedback mechanism

I flirted with the idea of using services like Drift and Intercom to gather user feedback. I have used Drift in the past but I don’t know if it’s worth it. Logged in users almost never send out any messages through it. I do sometimes get a question from people curious about the service but it’s too far and between to be of any real worth.

So I implemented a quick Feedback functionality myself using the editor I already built for taking interviews. This will allow users to send rich text information to me.

Once the beta landing is implemented, I’ll open the beta up for people to join. It’s time to get some real testing under way.


  • I need to polish the sidebar a bit
  • Project summary needs to be populated
  • Ability to assign colors to users/stakeholders
  • figure out how to do stakeholder findings
  • Offline capable
  • add description to sitemap nodes
  • Need to add several hooks for synthesis events
  • Export for question & answers
  • Implemented wordcloud for cross-case analysis
  • Export Synthesis
  • Security rules
  • Beta terms
  • Profile Page
  • Feedback Mechanism
  • Billing setup
  • Landing page graphics
  • Landing page implementation
  • Export for sitemaps
  • Persona Feature


  • Contact Dean - No Response
  • Contact Terran
  • Contact Rebecca round 2
  • Interview Terran
  • Interview Juliana
  • Demo to Rebecca (scheduled for Sunday)
  • Set up a meeting with Logan set up for next Wed.
  • Get Rebecca on-boarded
  • Get Juliana on-boarded
  • Set up a meeting with Peter
  • Meet with Logan and get him on boarded