Danny Zabolotny

Web Developer Joined almost 9 years ago

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What kind of shoes do you wear?, Aug 17, 2016

    Vans, literally every single day. They're the only pair of shoes I own, and they're very comfortable. I just buy a new pair every year in the exact same size and color. It's nice not having to ever worry about my shoes. I take the same approach with the rest of my outfit, wearing jeans and a t-shirt every single day.

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  • Posted to Mapbox - Maps, Nov 19, 2015

    Super nice app. I use it all the time for client projects if they need something more robust than Google maps. The level of customization is awesome. Sure, you have to pay for it, but it's well worth it.

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  • Posted to How do you keep yourself motivated?, Aug 17, 2015

    Aside from work, it's nice to have other hobbies and interests to keep your brain working in different directions. I do web dev for my day job, and then at home I do audio production, play guitar, and work on my project car. That way I never feel like I'm always doing the same thing, and that keeps me pretty motivated when I'm at work.

    As for when you're at work, try and do something extra for the sites you're building. Cool little transitions and interactions go a long way towards making a site feel polished, and I'm sure your efforts will not go unnoticed.

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  • Posted to Let's talk about Salaries, Aug 17, 2015
    • Location: Phoenix, AZ
    • Title: Frontend Web Developer
    • Salary: $42k per year + benefits

    I'm self taught and I have about two years of agency experience, so I'm sure the pay will go up in time. I'm quite happy with where I am at this point– I love my job and my coworkers are great. My salary goes pretty far because the cost of living here in Phoenix is so low, and I don't have any college loans to pay off.

    I don't understand the whole stigma around revealing salaries, it's not some scary secret. If somebody is going to be bitter about how much somebody else makes, that's their problem.

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  • Posted to In Praise of the AK-47 - Mike Monteiro , Jul 29, 2015

    Well this isn't a totally biased article, not at all. /s

    Some designers just like being on a high horse and pretending they're better than everybody because they can write a Medium article about something.

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  • Posted to Favorite iOS News App?, Jul 29, 2015

    I used Feedly for a while, but nowadays I just use actual news apps like CNN and Fox News. It helps to get different perspectives, and I'd still rather get news from official sources than from clickbait websites written by teenagers.

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  • Posted to Our 4-day week, Jul 29, 2015

    More companies should be doing a 4-day 32 hour work week. Think about it, at most 40+ hour a week jobs, there's plenty of slacking off and mismanagement of time. We have the technology to get things done faster. Every single company that's tried the 4-day work week has reported great success with it.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Do you use a CMS when making a website for a client?, in reply to Matt Anderson , Jul 29, 2015

    Maybe it's because I've been using Wordpress for like 8 years, but I'm not really looking to switch away from it anytime soon. I'm super familiar with it, and it's super popular, why not keep using it? Web development isn't a competition to see who can use the newest CMS, it's about providing the client what they want in an efficient manner.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Do you use a CMS when making a website for a client?, in reply to Ivo Mynttinen , Jul 29, 2015

    At my day job it's all about getting sites done as fast as possible. Two to four weeks is the usual amount of time I get for a full development. If not less than that. I've built sites in a matter of days to meet tight deadlines. That's my main reason for using Wordpress, it's very quick to put together and I have a lot of go-to methods and snippets that I use to speed up my development.

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  • Posted to Dribbble's New Font: "Proxima Nova Dribbble", Jul 17, 2015

    The font rendering isn't the best on a non-retina display, especially with smaller sizes. All of Dribbble feels too small in a way, like the shots and fonts could go a bit bigger now that everyone's got a large screen. Give the site some more breathing room!

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