My favorite part was listing all your old projects on the Graveyard. A great idea showcasing failed ideas. We have them all and worth showing were your creativity lies. Also good trip down memory lane.
Yeah that's also the part I loved the most =D great idea
Looking good, Sacha. I like the icons and colour palette!
Great stuff! What projects do you earn from now?
Curious, what do you attribute the dying down of Discover Meteor revenue to?
The book is a bit outdated compared to the latest best practices, also Meteor itself doesn't have the same growth as it did in the beginning.
totally didn't realize you could scroll until i saw the comments here. dig it now that i've scrolled, though
Unique :) Really dig this!
I really enjoy the little areas for each topic, with their own cue card. Just a small note - you spelled Fiverr incorrectly in your Writing card.
Very inspiring stuff. Thanks for sharing.
Wewww those 10 years flew by.
They sure did!
Looking good Sacha, always a fan of your work.
Btw, the link to "How I designed Codeyear.com in under 1 Hour" (and the other 2) on your eBook page is broken.
Oh yeah, I need to set up redirections. Thanks for reminding me!
Interested to see that you used Gatsby - would you recommend it?
Definitely, for me the ability to use React to build static sites is a huge plus. I can't imagine going back to HTML-based templating systems, they just feel too clunky now.
Long time fan of your work and sidebar subscriber. Love the new site because it reflects where you are in your career.
Curious about your transition from UI designer (you say "in a former life") to entrepreneur/developer. What would you say enabled this? Also, do you still freelance or can you support yourself via your personal projects?
Thanks! Basically I got frustrated with delivering static Photoshop mockups without being able to control the final outcome, and spending so much time working on other people's projects.
I had always done some coding on the side (jQuery, WordPress, etc.) so that helped make the transition. But mostly, it was more about keeping my daily expenses low and saving enough to be able to stop freelancing.
I haven't freelanced in about four years now, and just live off my own projects.
grammarnazi: “…and just live off my own projects“
What path did you choose when jumping in? I see you're a fan of react nowadays. Would you recommend someone like me to start there? I also have CSS/WP experience but very little jquery experience.
Well like I said I started with WordPress and jQuery, then tried learning Rails when building Folyo, but somehow it never made sense (looking back, I think Rails just introduced too many new concepts at once for me).
Later on I transitioned from pure-Meteor to Meteor/React, and then from there Redux, GraphQL, etc.
These days I would start with the React ecosystem (at least on the front-end), and I actually wrote a guide on how to do it: