Logo design plays a crucial role when it comes to the success of a business. And great logo mockup templates not only help you better present your logo design but can also make your logo design process more streamlined and efficient. In order to help you present a logo design to your client in a super-polished…Details
I am a web developer coming from the more back-end development side so design has never been my area. I did actually work with more web development years ago, but then someone always made the web designs so I could just make the mark up after the photoshop design.
Now I am creating my own web app and it is looking promising! However, I have no clue how to make a nice design. The functions are working as I want them, but the overall website looks not very cool. Front-end wise, am I using angular with bootstrap since that is what I know best, but even so I can’t get stuff look pretty. I want it to be really simple and easy to navigate which it kind of is but but colors and shadows etc is not the best looking. What do you guys do? I am thinking of hiring one UX designer on fiverr, is that like the normal route? Or do you actually do everything yourselves.
For example, how it looks now in my post list page:
It feels too dead, empty not welcoming. My app will have a lot of text from posts and I don’t plan on adding images any time soon.
Polygons just seem to be a natural fit for web design. For one, they’re incredibly versatile. These shapes can both stand out on their own or be combined to create something altogether different. Whether you want to craft an element that is abstract or realistic – it’s within reach. At the very basic end of…Details
Hey guys, for over a decade I have worked with full stack development. I recently quit working with web development but I do enjoy building some prototypes on my free time. I honestly feel like I want to diverge from my background and try easier and faster ways of building applications.
To sum up, I am looking for a stack that may take away the freedom I had but deliver a strong stack where I can develop working websites fast, maybe even without writing much code.
I recently stumbled upon Jamstack (e.g. Gatsby + Contentful) and Crocoblock (Wordpress, Elementor and JetEngine), and I like the idea behind these stacks. A great example of a website I would like to build is this demo
So, what are your suggestions?
We are building an app that allows you to search Stack Overflow, docs, and code on GitHub. Fully controllable using just keyboard
My friend and I are building an app called Devbook that might be especially helpful if you’re learning a new language or starting with programming in general.
It’s a desktop app that allows you to search in Stack Overflow, search and read documentation, and search public code on GitHub from a single place. The whole app can be controlled just using a keyboard. No need to use your mouse. This way, it’s easier to stay in the flow, focused and more productive.
If you’re familiar with macOS then it’s kind of like Spotlight. When you hit a global shortcut, Devbook appears as an overlay over any app you might be using at the moment.
You can think about Devbook as a search engine made just for developers. But no ads, content marketing, SEO, etc.
We’re shipping new features every week. Some of the last updates include a way to copy code directly from Stack Overflow answers and something we call the pin mode. When the pin mode is enabled, Devbook doesn’t disappear when you change the focused window. It’s great when you want to keep coding and have look at Devbook at the same time.
Some of the features we plan for the next few weeks:
I thought folks here might find Devbook especially helpful so I’d love to know what you think. Give it a try and let me know!
Here’s a short video of me using Devbook
The app is built using TypeScript + React + Electron.
A fun thing that happened a few days ago. Someone posted a meme about Devbook to r/ProgrammerHumor. It was a great source of new users!Details
For the past two years I’ve been working on this app for learning Japanese. Even though there were already many similar resources, none of them really worked the way I wanted and I also wanted to learn about web development so I saw the opportunity.
The app is built with Django and React. When I started I barely knew anything about these frameworks but I learned a lot over time.
Possibly my biggest mistake was starting the frontend without an UI library, with that I learned to write better CSS but also I did a lot of code repetition. Also not understanding the principles of React led me to create the same buttons everywhere instead of extracting the component and using it where needed.
But I’ve noticed that as time passed, my code got better even though the app was becoming more and more complex. Now I’m mostly fixing bugs and adding more features requested by users. I believe the core of the app is complete, it has search, srs and practice, example sentences, tts with amazon Polly, dark theme, but I’m always looking for more features to add.
Side question: would a single app be enough for a portfolio? I’ve been coding as a hobby since 2016 but never worked professionally. My first real project was a Unity game which I sadly lost the code as I wasn’t using git at that moment and then I didn’t do anything impressive until 2019 when I started this. I would like to get into the industry but I have no degrees and at the moment this is my only project to show. Lately I’ve started learning more about theory as there are many things I don’t fully understand, specially with dsa. I’m also almost done with the You Don’t Know JS series which I highly recommend. I’ve been meaning to start a blog but haven’t done it yet…
Anyways, if anyone read until here, thanks for the attention.
The app is available at https://www.ryouflashcards.com/ if anyone wants to try and maybe share with someone learning Japanese? 🙂
Any feedback is welcome!
For those who have switched to using the new M1/Big Sur Macs, what pitfalls have you faced as a developer? What pitfalls have you faced in general?
I recently read an article, talking about Microsoft’s new update to VSCode that makes it run natively on M1 Macs. That made me curious as to what pitfalls developers (mainly web developers, of course) have faced since trying to make the switch.
We all know that new OS releases take time to get used to because our favorite apps have to be updated to work with them, and it’s been pretty well known that several, if not a lot of apps have yet to make a smooth transition to Big Sur due to how novel it still is. I thought that it’d be useful for everyone, me included, to know what we’d end up sacrificing (in terms of both app availability and overall user experience) if we were to make the jump to the M1 Macs right now, while also giving us a good estimated wait time to make the transition.
Information regarding the practicality of relying on Rosetta 2 would also be well appreciated! Of course, while I’m mainly curious about the experience in shifting to the new M1s from the developer’s perspective, it doesn’t hurt to add info regarding the general experience as a whole, beyond that of development.
Thanks in advance to those who provide feedback on their experience!
When I started in web design 27 years ago, testing with users was time-consuming and expensive, but a new generation of tools has changed all of that. Most of us have heard of some of the more popular tools such as Userzoom or Hotjar, but in this post, I want to explore some of the…Details