This is a love letter of sorts to an underrated design tool: open source fonts. Open source fonts are licensed in such a way that anyone can use them for any project at no cost. Many open source fonts come with the standard Open Font License (you can find it here), and it gives you…Details
For a freelancer, referrals can be an essential ingredient to a successful web design business. Booking new clients this way can allow you to forgo at least some of the costs involved with traditional marketing. Plus, there’s something to be said when an existing client goes out of their way to tell a friend about…Details
Let’s break up Amazon, first, which has it’s own lines of products it sells on its own dominant platform, then ships through its own shipping service.
Edit: To clarify, I’ve worked in ecommerce since 2001 and have seen Amazon do a couple things that I find hugely concerning.
First, as a combination of scale and having their own shipping company, their cost for delivery is cheaper than literally anyone else. They are able to offer free shipping because of this, which is a big fuck-you to every other ecommerce site, which has to pay normal UPS/Fedex/USPS rates to ship the same products. It makes smaller companies unable to compete.
Secondly, Amazon has a track record of selling products at a loss for just long enough to put their competition (which doesn’t have as deep of pockets) out of business, then raising the price back up. Personally, I find this to be the exact sort of behavior that we are afraid of with monopolies.
Offering a free browser which doesn’t even tie into your revenue stream (ads) doesn’t bother me as much.
After thinking about it for a very long time I finally decided to start a blog. I have spent a lot of effort into my first blog post. It’s a tutorial on how to create, build and deploy your own static website (blog) for free using the new “App Platform” by DigitalOcean. In other words; the blog and post were simultaneously made today.
I challenged myself by doing this in one day, it was a sprint and want to keep it short so.. It would be great the web developers in this subreddit could provide me with feedback (on blog and post).
Thanks in advance!
The blog can be found on: https://blog.boumanb.nl/
I started to learn web development from the ground, by writing plain html and css files, then I slowly discovered js, a few libraries, then node, and of course hosting, and now I’ve just scratched what git and deploy tools are about. What I can say is how awesome is 11ty at following and encouraging that kind of learning curve progression
About the website itself, I’m curious what you think of its design as I find it a bit unusual, but somehow on purpose. I’m also open to any feedback you might like to share.
— > The website
If you’ve got gorgeous art your audience loves, don’t just settle for presenting it through prints. Instead, use mockups and show them what your work would look like in their apartments. Therein lies the magic of poster frame mockups. Used by both artists and graphic designers, mockups open new possibilities. Poster frame mockup templates are…Details
Voting Ninja is meant to be a fun and simple way to encourage people to vote in the 2020 US election. It combines a voting pledge with some friendly competition between states. The pledge concept is nothing new but I added my own little flair with a retro gaming appearance. The “High Scores” section shows the number of pledges by state.
I’m not affiliated with any political organization, campaign, or candidate. Just a web developer trying to get more people to vote. Enjoy and remember to vote!
We’ve already covered the thirty CSS selectors that we should all memorize; but what about the new CSS3 properties? Though most of them still require a vendor-specific prefix, you can still use them in your projects today. In fact, it’s encouraged! Web Development The 30 CSS Selectors You Must Memorize Jeffrey Way At the conclusion of…Details
Whether you are a photographer or designer with a need to edit photos, Adobe Lightroom can be a great tool. Designed for photo editing, it allows batch work that can be cumbersome in programs such as Photoshop. One of the most popular elements of Lightroom are the number of presets available. These tools within the…Details
Immersive experiences, especially those governed by mixed reality (XR), which encompasses both augmented and virtual reality, are quickly gaining new attention among developers and architects interested in reaching users and customers in novel ways. For many years, the lack of adoption of mixed reality experiences came down to hardware — too expensive and unwieldy —…Details