Hi all, just to inform that this website is in alpha status. Do not expect too much.
What does it mean in the real world? let me adapt some content from Wikipedia:
Pre-alpha refers to all activities performed during the project before testing. These activities can include requirements analysis, design, development, and testing. Like this case, there are several types of pre-alpha versions. Milestone versions include specific sets of functions and are released as soon as the functionality is complete. At this moment I reached a couple of milestone:
0.sketchup my ideas
2.choose the CMS (Content Management System) & theme
3.choose the hosting service (not definitive, only a fully working website could give me the right infos to evaluate in the correct way)
4.install framework, config database, eventually some hacks
The alpha phase is the first phase to begin testing (alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet, used as the number 1). In this phase, developers generally test. Alpha version can be unstable and could cause crashes or data loss. Alphas may not contain all of the features that are planned for the final version. As you can probably see here and there pieces of design are missing, texts are not even readable. In general, external availability of alpha is uncommon but this is like an opensource project, I need feedbacks so aci.guide has publicly available alpha versions. The alpha phase usually ends with a feature freeze, indicating that no more features will be added. While I’m quite happy of the result I won’t be never fully satisfied (my mom used to say I’m an eternal insatiable). I mean that could be possible to never see the “Alpha” disappear from the home page.
Beta, named after the second letter of the Greek alphabet. This phase generally begins when the site is feature complete but likely to contain a number of known or unknown bugs. So something could go wrong, something could simply not working, the layout could show not as expected. Even some texts could be “strange”. Do not worry, normal behaviour. Speed/performance issues and may still cause crashes or data loss. The focus of beta testing is reducing impacts to users, often incorporating usability testing. The process of delivering a beta version to the users is called beta release and this is typically the first time that the software is available outside of the organization that developed it. Some developers refer to this stage as a preview, preview release, prototype, technical preview / technology preview. And this is a preview release, indeed. Some projects are kept in perpetual beta, where new features and functionality are continually added to the software without establishing a firm “final” release. I think this could be one of these projects, disparagingly called “perpetual beta”
Beta testers are people who actively report issues of betas. Like you.
Just let me know what is not working, I’ll do my best to fix the problem.