Sacha Greif

Sacha Greif

Creator at Sidebar Joined over 7 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Sacha has invited Jeff Escalante, Adam Howell, Moiz Syed, Kevin Suttle, Sarah Robin and 2 others

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  • Posted to Fuse – Interesting Internet, Aug 05, 2020

    Wow, the header is awesome! How did you make it?

    Also small heads up: the Twitter site meta tag comes up as httpfuseblog instead of fuselinks.

    0 points
  • Posted to Refreshing Sidebar for 2020, Jun 19, 2020

    I wrote up a short case study about the new Sidebar (http://sidebar.io/) design I just launched. It was fun to look at past iterations to remind myself of how the design has evolved!

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: a new Sidebar.io, in reply to LX Lavallee , Jun 15, 2020

    I'll write more about it soon, but I wanted to rewrite the back-end for technical reasons (moving to a new database provider) as well as cost saving (migrating away from Mailchimp, removing thumbnail images from the site). So the new design was born as a way to accomodate all of these changes.

    1 point
  • Posted to Show DN: a new Sidebar.io, Jun 15, 2020

    It's been three years since my last redesign of the site, but I finally had time to give it a fresh new coat of paint.

    There aren't that many new features so far (more are coming!) but two cool ones are the domain search and the leaderboard.

    Also I just deployed this yesterday so I apologize in advance for any performance issues/slowness that I haven't worked out yet!

    3 points
  • Posted to [DN Suggestion] New threads need to be approved by original members, in reply to Jim Silverman , Feb 21, 2020

    I still check DN every day as a source for potential Sidebar links. But yeah it's been getting less and less relevant lately…

    8 points
  • Posted to Storybook for Teams, in reply to Zack Brown , Feb 07, 2020

    What I meant is that "Storybook for Teams" makes it sound like a product put out by an entity or company called "Storybook". So to me it's a bit misleading and goes against that "open source belongs to no one" philosophy.

    I would have no problem with a product called "Classroom – Storybook for Teams" for example. I just find that piggy-backing on an established open-source product's brand and reputation so closely is a bit of a grey area for me.

    6 points
  • Posted to Storybook for Teams, in reply to Zack Brown , Feb 07, 2020

    Well in the case of "LottieFiles", "Lottie" is a qualifier for "Files", so it's a bit clearer that it's a site built around the Lottie ecosystem: "Files for Lotties".

    "StorybookForTeams" though makes it sound much more like an "official" project since "Storybook" is the main noun in the construct.

    For example, do you see no difference between "HaikuFiles.com" and "HaikuForTeams.com"?

    5 points
  • Posted to Storybook for Teams, Feb 07, 2020

    This looks like a cool service but I'm not sure how comfortable I am with reusing the branding of an open-source project for a paid product?

    I know the MIT license enables commercial use (at least for the code – I'm really not sure how it applies to the Storybook name and/or logo) but my gut feeling is that I'd be more comfortable if the product didn't have "Storybook" in its name or reused the same icon.

    9 points
  • Posted to Gradientify: Interactive free SVG icons you can colorize as you wish, in reply to Juan Sarmiento , Jan 27, 2020

    Thanks for taking in my feedback :)

    0 points
  • Posted to Gradientify: Interactive free SVG icons you can colorize as you wish, Jan 24, 2020

    My message to icon designers: stop focusing on the "fun" part of the job so much, which is drawing pretty icons (and don't get me wrong, those look great). The real problem with icons is not that we don't have enough nice-looking icons, it's that it's very hard to find icons. Very few sets are properly tagged beyond a filename, and there's even fewer ways to search across multiple sets.

    This set looks great but I also know I'll never use it because there isn't a quick, practical way for me to know if there's an icon for "save" or "shopping cart" beyond looking at the icons one by one and hoping I didn't miss any.

    3 points
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