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I don't think exclusivity is necessarily the best option to pursue. I actually like the fact that it's not invite only because it gives everyone a chance to join in, of course I guess these types of articles have to be regulated with some sort of cap on how many upvotes a post gets to feature on the front page, or how recent the account is.
Just answered! Survey could do with some sectioning, took me a while to fill in haha!
I'm currently using Semplice for my (unfinished) portfolio at www.justinfarrugia.com
However what I will say is whilst it's content editor gives non-developers a sense of modularity and creative freedom, if you actually know how to mess around with Wordpress and the theme itself you'll get way more value than what you paid for. The product itself is great though, highly recommend it!
Here's my two cents: In their formative years, people go through different experiences as they grow up which then contributes to the making of what person they will become. They are born with features not qualities. Qualities are made. Entrepreneurs are people. They're not necessarily born with the burning desire to build something or work ten times as much as anyone else in the room. But, that being said, they may develop the tendencies to do all those things.
The 'runs in my blood' phrase that is so often brought up might be a result of the fact that, in this day and age we're surrounded by brilliant people. And when your exposure to these brilliant people is growing day in, day out that admiration for talent turns into a 'What if I was that person?'. Eventually, those types of questions make their way into a much deeper fabric of your life which triggers one of your basic human tendencies — self-perfection.
Entrepreneurs are born, only when particular experiences they have had, can make them set out on that path.
Well that's just naughty hahaha
Wow the negativity around web design is actually becoming a bit uncomfortable. This year alone it's been called dead, soulless and now boring. Gee, thanks interwebs :/
Hey Matt! Wow, 15 huh? Kids are starting young these days, awesome. I'm a soon to be business graduate but design is what I really want to do, specifically design for both the web & mobile applying UI & UX principles, and so I've been teaching myself how to think before to execute which I think you should focus on. I'm sure you've been using UI kits or crafting your own icons for your own projects, but you have to start to learn the 'why' before the 'what'. Start to question your design decisions & make case studies whilst building a portfolio with a website builder such as Squarespace or a CMS like Wordpress. Make stuff on your own, build your own products, make concept applications and write about why you made particular decisions.
What you should do then is send your design concept to someone who might be interested. Say you design a fast-food application that makes it easier for the organization to reduce the time spent waiting in line, you can send them the concept and ask them if they'd be willing to collaborate.
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I know right! Pre-sensing interaction patterns weren't something I thought of before I saw this. I think we might be slowly moving away from touch-based interaction and focusing a bit more on the implications of sensor-based interactions, especially with the work being done by Microsoft as shown in the video and Google's Project Soli.