31 comments

  • Zach ReedZach Reed, almost 5 years ago

    I don't fully get the point of these news site spin-offs that don't introduce any new UX or features compared to what is already out there? They all end up dying because it's just the same stuff posted on HN or DN and you see it first on there...

    I'm not trying to be mean, I honestly just don't get why so much hard work is put into something that has been done a hundred of times, and is clearly shown to be a incredible hard market to take over.

    11 points
    • Stelian FirezStelian Firez, almost 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 Sidebar.io. 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.

      9 points
      • Zach ReedZach Reed, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 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:

        1 point
        • Louis-André LabadieLouis-André Labadie, almost 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.

          0 points
          • Crampa ...Crampa ..., almost 5 years ago (edited almost 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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  • Juan OlveraJuan Olvera, almost 5 years ago

    Really nice design, I love it.

    2 points
  • Saransh SinhaSaransh Sinha, almost 5 years ago

    Love the design!

    I have a suggestion though, hovering over the users shows a tooltip about the user right? But can you add a delay for the tooltip to show, like 1s (Tweak it till it feels right).

    This is because I like to move my mouse over things while reading or even just browsing. This delay would prevent the slight flashes of the tooltip that come up even when I didn't intend to find out more about the user. Google does something similar on some of its tooltips.

    1 point
  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 5 years ago

    Nice :) Is the app custom-built? Or did you use a ready-made WordPress theme?

    1 point
  • Dan HoughDan Hough, almost 5 years ago

    Very nice :) I hope there's a fair amount of JS stuff on this list. At the moment my main source of JS stuff is Reddit and echojs.com, which is horrendously ugly and buggy. This is considerably nicer to use! Well done.

    1 point
    • Stelian Firez, almost 5 years ago

      Thanks! I hope so too. Although it depends on what people post. So, if you find an interesting article about Javascript you're more than welcome to submit it.

      0 points
  • Ibrahim NergizIbrahim Nergiz, almost 5 years ago

    Maybe, I think there could be different visited link color.

    0 points
  • Andrew ZimmermanAndrew Zimmerman, almost 5 years ago

    No subscription feed?

    http://frontendfront.com/feed/stories shows up blank.

    0 points
  • Adham DannawayAdham Dannaway, almost 5 years ago

    Nice work guys, I think there could be a market for a news aggregator for front end devs. We'll soon see I guess :-)

    Are there any good frameworks for creating a news site like this?

    0 points
  • Shawn BorskyShawn Borsky, almost 5 years ago

    Nice. Bookmarked! I will be adding to my daily rotation.

    The custom icon for certain sites is a nice touch. I wonder how they are doing that. At first, I thought it was just a favicon grab but some of them have brand-correct background colors or things not found in the actual site's favicon.

    0 points
    • Stelian Firez, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      I'm glad you like it! Unfortunately there's no magic going on. In the future I'll maybe write a Python service to grab the apple precomposed icons, but for now it's done by hand.

      For popular websites we have a json file that contains the domain names and the corresponding favicon urls. So as the list grows we have to add less and less icons.

      Another thing we could do would be to replace of the default orange disk with the dominant colour of the website in question. There's a pretty long list of features we want to add :)

      0 points