Linters are just awkward PR discussions that scale.
Somehow came down with every side effect in the pamphlet.
App dashboard widgets are just carousels for product managers.
Make your design system’s components as easy as possible to use and as difficult as possible to misuse.
Thirteen months and I still haven’t learned to just keep a mask in my jacket pocket.
I moved five static sites off an old shared hosting account and onto Netlify this week. Super easy, took about half an hour to make the switch and update DNS records.
I’ve stopped my site’s notes (which I now tweet from) from being added to my RSS feed by default to help out anyone who might be following both. Kept the option, though, so I can still RSS "important" ones like this.
Putting the group chat on Slack seemed like a fun idea as fresh-faced 20-somethings but now we’re jaded 30-somethings checking fucking Slack all night.
It’s one thing to feel sad for the impossibly rich and powerful man who lived a long, fulfilling life of racism while you footed his bill, but imagine admitting it publicly?
If you’re just staring at your screen with no energy or focus, go take a nap or call it a day. The work will be there for you on Monday.
Spent the day on proper product design after three months deep into design system and frontend work. Happy to report that I’ve still got it.
Sometimes it feels like half my job is going around replacing 10 divs and 100 lines of CSS with 3 semantic elements and 10 lines of CSS.
Opening my eyes to collaboration as a buy-in tool. “We’ll reach the same conclusion whether I do it alone or we do it as a group, but the group will accept it more easily if they feel like they’ve contributed.”
Anti-pattern of burgeoning design systems: Letting design improvements get in the way of componentising and documenting what you already have. A perfect component isn’t as good as the one you can use today and improve centrally later.
I’ve come to realise that my happiness at work is directly proportional to how often I ship to production. This seems... not great.
If this works, I've successfully tweeted from my own website.