tldr; I’m launching a new website today called littlewarden.com to help website owners, agencies and domain portfolios keep an eye on the domains they are responsible for, but may not control.
A few months ago I got the itch to start coding with some new technologies and techniques that were not applicable to my daily role Kerboo.
So I took a look at the big book of semi finished hackday projects and ideas and found one that I liked.
The project had to meet 4 criteria;
- It had to be low maintenance It had to be small, easy to use with little development and support overhead
- It had to be fun to work on No explanation needed
- It had to be something which Kerboo wouldn’t do The point of this was to do something separate away from the day job, so it had to be something that was nothing to do with Links! (or an area that Kerboo would do)
- It had to have commercial viability (You’ve got a baby now Dom, you’ve gotta do more stuff which makes money and less stuff for shits and giggles)
After a few days of reviewing and throwing out ideas, there was one left…. Warden
The idea behind Little Warden came from a few posts on some of the online groups I’m in;
- “Last week our client moved servers without telling us”
- “Our staging environment got indexed in Google because someone removed the robots.txt!”
- “We forgot to renew our domain and now a broker has it”
Posts like this appear every month or so and that got me thinking that classic entrepreneurs thought
There has to be a better way!
So after a few months on evenings and weekends (and a
boat ship across the Atlantic) I had a pretty good build of Little Warden ready to go and get some test users up and running.