Yesterday: Apply link structure to existing design and clean up the look of it a little more.
Today: Originally I had planned to continue with the wireframes in Sketch but got a strange feeling that everything was very disorganised. A lot of the planning I did when decided what elements to put on each page were missing a number of links after I reorganised the sitemap yesterday.
I decided to change what I was doing today and build a spreadsheet with each page and component with brief notes on what they contain. This will put me in a better place for continuing the wireframes tomorrow.
With this being my first large solo project I am struggling mostly with the scale of it and keeping things organised so trying to be as fluid as possible with what I am doing. I think my best approach is to just start wireframing stuff for now and keeping on top of updating documents as things change. This will help me see potential problems with my systems design earlier on and tackle individual problems in small chunks rather than trying to plan everything all at once.
First lesson learned here is that when designing something new, never start off with the navigation structure as it's most likely to change as the project evolves!
Tomorrow: Continue with the mockups in Sketch picking off 1 - 2 single components.