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Starting a business because of an all-burning passion for the domain is like getting high on your own supply. It will likely cloud your judgment, and lead you to imprudent risks. You need to enjoy doing the work, but you probably shouldn't pursue it with desperation.

That’s why the saying of not making your hobby a job. Unless you find a way to keep doing the things you love while delegating the rest, but is not easy.

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Your personal website tells what you know and shows how you think. Use it as your differentiator.

That’s why I don’t try to base mine in what exactly a recruiters wants to see. That’s my website, a part of me. Is just happens that like many, it has an outdated design and portfolio 😅

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Who else isn't jumping on the HEY bandwagon?

I was about to leave after the first hours I play with it. But when I forwarded my accounts and gave it 1 full day I really like it. I like to have inbox 0 or I get uncomfortable now I’m using it as a email receiver. The feed is wonderful as I have many subscriptions.

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I’ve found that frequent communication and having the team be involved every step of the way is super important here. Try not to design so much in a bubble and be scared of showing rough/unfinished work.

This is important, especially if they’re waiting you to start building. I like to share early, make them part of the process and if you can, design components / sections first instead of the whole page. So devs can work on them asap

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BTW, in the whirlwind that was this week, I may have neglected to thank everyone for their incredible support. WOW, never ever been through a week like this. Massively popular product release, battling an existential threat to our business, hundreds of DMs + emails. TYTY ❤️

Congrats, the HEY.com support team is incredible! Super fast.

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It depends on the reading direction. Arabic and other RTL reading language users won’t find it easier.

You’re right, depends on the language. The main point I’m trying to make is how often I see center alight data or some crazy mixes having all three alignments in one table making them a nightmare to read.

Hahaha ✋🏼😅 hey I didn’t say I don’t like them, just that I’m seeing them everywhere. My current site has a purplish gradient 😂 so I’m guilty too

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Playbook for new app: 1. Combining all of your other apps 2. Geometric, friendly sans serif 2. Clipart illustrations 3. Purple 4. Whooshy swooshy animations on scroll 5. Over-familiar copywriting 6. Light mint green 7. Infuriating onboarding that will. not. stop. pestering. you.

Random geometric elements are the new purple gradients.

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📝New blog post: Why don't we personal website owners collect all the feeds we generate at one central place, for example on a /feeds page? A place for RSS feeds of your blog posts, favorited items, or even tweets. Like this: http://marcus.io/feeds

Great idea! I have many feeds for the different post types in my site and I’m definitely going to make one!

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As Designers we think it's our job to come up with the best idea. The one that will best solve our users problems, and therefore our stakeholder problems. In truth our job is to come up with the least objectionable idea. The one we can safely navigate through the various gates.

Sharing early unfinished work helps me, communicating the reasoning of my decisions and being open to feedback. It makes them feel and actually be part of the result while you’re still responsible of how it turns out. Doesn’t matter who had the best idea.

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why is it that designers struggle with sharing their work with the exact people they should be sharing their work with? (clients, stakeholders, etc.)

Insecurity, not be willing to change directions or being able to explain and backup their decisions.

Sharing unfinished work is a pro hack that I’ve been enjoying the last 3 years, I wish I started sooner.

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🦊 Oh my GOODNESS, responsive design turns ten today! Here’s how it happened, and who helped *make* it happen:‪https://ethanmarcotte.com/wrote/responsive-design-at-10/ …‬

I remember back them when I thought I knew that the only way was doing those complex fluid sorcery you were writing about in your great unstoppablerobotninja.com blog. Until that post 🤯

Congrats! Always an inspiration.

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I avoid deleting the first versions of most designs, I keep duplicating artboards and iterate on the new ones. But I want to make it clear which are the old ones so I don’t confuse people or comment on past versions.

I can add them in a different page but that’s adding a click to the process. Now I’ve been placing them inside a colored background with a “past versions” label. Open to hear other ways.

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How'd you do that? And if there isn't a link to the site on the POSSE, then how on earth does one find the original?

Bridgy does a posse-post-discovery, I have a <link rel=“feed” In my site’s head, pointing to all my notes that have a u-syndication link. More details here: https://brid.gy/about#link Happy to answer any more questions.