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over 5 years ago from Stelian Firez, building Front-end Front

  • Stelian FirezStelian Firez, over 5 years ago

    Besides HN and DN I can think of two other websites that are somewhat similar and still do OK. Product Hunt and And maybe GrowthHackers too?

    While there are front-end related news on HN and DN, I don't believe there are enough. Or enough that make it to the front page. I wanted a website that has that.

    That's why my brother and I made this. And it didn't feel like hard work. We learned a lot of stuff that you can only learn by doing. So I don't think it was a waste of time or energy. Not as long as we got something out of it.

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    • Zach ReedZach Reed, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

      Fair enough... And to be clear, I definitely don't want you to think I think of it as a waste of your time or energy. I can easily imagine you got a lot from building this out. It's a neat project! Don't get me wrong. I guess my comment was more generalized to the entire space. Thinking of how like Forrst kind of "failed", and such.

      A few others, if you're curious, that I know are pretty popular and come to mind would be like:

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      • Louis-André LabadieLouis-André Labadie, over 5 years ago

        Personal opinion: /r/web_design is almost never about design. It's only front-end code and CMS discussions.

        Call me old-fashioned, but there's a distinction to be made between concept and production, and a designer's core value is in the former.

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        • Crampa ...Crampa ..., over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

          I'd say you're right - but no one said anything about design.

          Front-end Front certainly shouldn't be a site for designers. Design is only one small portion of front-end development.

          I'd hope Front-end Front is a departure from from DN focusing on more technical subjects.

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