97 comments

  • Johannes IppenJohannes Ippen, over 3 years ago

    My side project is Graphical Cooking – a new way to display cooking recipes. I've been redesigning my favourite recipes and some classics as beautiful infographics. Check it out here: http://graphicalcooking.co/

    Texas Chili

    38 points
  • Eric KarjaluotoEric Karjaluoto, over 3 years ago

    We built a way to connect people for 10 minutes of one-on-one advice: http://www.officehours.io. It’s a handy way to access some quick insights.

    13 points
  • Tony LeaTony Lea, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    I've been working on a new video portal for leaning all things web development. It's called the DevDojo: https://devdojo.com

    The cool thing is I get to learn about cool new technologies at my day job and then relay all the things I've learned in my videos :)

    7 points
    • Adam Morgan, over 3 years ago

      This is really impressive. Is it only you working on this?

      1 point
      • Tony LeaTony Lea, over 3 years ago

        Thanks man :) Yep. I've been working on it for about a year now. Hope to make this my sole source of income one day.

        3 points
    • Sri KadimisettySri Kadimisetty, over 3 years ago

      Nice! I've been working on something similar - thinkosaur.com but keep stopping because it is really disheartening to see almost no traffic. I need to be more smarter about how I structure and market it.

      1 point
  • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, over 3 years ago

    I'm working on a bot that tells puns... it's called Pun Bot... I know, it's dumb. Right now it's kinda working on Slack: http://punbot.com/

    7 points
  • Lev MiseriLev Miseri, over 3 years ago

    I'm working on a small website giving essential travel information—http://citadela.io

    5 points
  • Ian ClarkeIan Clarke, over 3 years ago

    I've been steadily working on Heythere.ca A site dedicated to highlight the best of Canadian design and creativity. I usually interview some top talent every few weeks, and then do smaller blog posts daily.

    http://heythere.ca

    5 points
  • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, over 3 years ago

    I'm working on an eCommerce solution called, "VendoMarket". I've been frustrated by the available options for my own online shop, so I am simultaneously working on VM and doing a redesign. When it's done, I'll open-source it for the developer-minded folks and I'll create a hosted solution for people who don't feel like dealing with servers.

    5 points
  • Justin BarberJustin Barber, over 3 years ago

    I recently finished 100 for 100, an email newsletter turned book:

    book

    And now I've started Shape.Cool, a podcast on the stories and cultures behind designers. Here are the first two episodes:

    1. Ayan Daniels – Being a Young, Black, Woman in Design at Google
    2. Dan Park – Across Countries and Creative Disciplines
    4 points
  • Nash VailNash Vail, over 3 years ago

    I have always wanted build iOS apps. Mid March this year I set out to build 10 iOS apps, I am working on 7th. I hope to be done with all 10 before July.

    4 points
  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    I have spent the last year and a half writing "Tragic Design: The True Impact of Bad Design and How to Fix It

    It all started with this Medium post: How Bad UX Killed Jenny

    It has been quite a journey, there is a huge difference between a Medium article and a whole book but its taught me to think deeper and to back up what I write with supporting arguments and examples.

    I really hope it achieves the goal of getting the attention of designers to think about ethics in design and where design is badly needed.

    book cover

    P.S. If youre interested in hearing more on the topic and get alerts about the book launch, you can sign up for my newsletter here: http://tragicdesign.us10.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=b2a9f2c796e250794d7fae7de&id=f9eaf83819

    4 points
    • Nicole P.Nicole P., over 3 years ago

      I'm so glad you delved deeper into that subject. That post was an eye-opener and made me realize how much design CAN really make a difference. Thank you for writing it and looking forward to reading this book!

      1 point
  • Wafiq Rodzuan, over 3 years ago

    I built themacindex.com last few weeks. I always have a habit of comparing prices of any Apple products in different countries, just in case I can get currency advantage at a country I'm visiting. So I decided to take a crack at it.

    3 points
  • Kristaps Elsins, over 3 years ago

    I am working on http://getlaps.com, opened closed beta, fixing bugs / ux issues = usual weekend.

    2 points
  • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, over 3 years ago

    I've been giving free workshops on Sketch, prototyping tools, and UI animation in San Francisco. They're called Sketch Together. Join us if anyone is interested in learning cool stuff :)

    2 points
  • Federico Pian, over 3 years ago

    My side project is Abito, a free WordPress theme and you can use it for blog or portfolio websites.

    You can find it here: http://abito.fedeweb.net/.

    Please let me know what do you think :)

    2 points
  • Brett SnaideroBrett Snaidero, over 3 years ago

    I've been building Polidex, a site which helps Australians keep track of their politicians. I've been making the site with React, which has been a fun learning experience. The site uses some public data sources for it's info, so it's been an interesting challenge integrating external resources with my design. You can take a look at PolidexPolidex

    2 points
    • Reece ButlerReece Butler, over 3 years ago

      This is really cool.

      I was playing around with an idea similar to this. I've often thought that this is an area that is just begging for better tools and resources to be built.

      Given how toxic the whole political process has become in the last few years, its nice to see something that distills it all down to simple points and removes a lot of the emotion floating around some of these issues. Since I just don't have the dev chops at the moment to pull it off, I'm glad someone is having a go at it.

      Forgive me if this is unwelcome feedback, but there are a few things I think you could include that would really make this an even more useful resource for people. Especially since most people wouldn't know the first place to look for election info other than the vox pops on the news.

      • I could be missing it, but it would be nice to be able to filter/select by electorate or state and provide the direct contact info for that MP and office.

      • Possibly allow some way to filter or compare by policy, so you can at a glance see which MP and Senators are for or against a particular piece of policy, and even possibly compare two MPs head-to-head.

      • The colour coding for each MP and their party/affiliation is a little hard to pick at first glance, so perhaps give that a bit more emphasis?

      • It would also be nice to see how long the MP has been their seat for.

      • I'm guessing this would take a fair bit more work, and would probably be going a bit beyond the scope of what you're building but it would also be nice to see others who are contesting a seat and where they stand on the issues.

      • Closing the popup is a bit unintuitive. Using ESC is fine, but maybe add a close button and making it so that clicking elsewhere closes the box.

      • The pop up is also a bit too small on large monitors.

      Anyway, again, you've done a really great job.

      I'm going to make sure I pass this around. Maybe it can go some way to stopping some of the bile that is being thrown about.

      1 point
      • Brett SnaideroBrett Snaidero, over 3 years ago

        Thanks! That feedback is great, I'm still working away at the site, so definitely looking to improve what's there and build up the features. We just went 'live' on the weekend, so there's definitely still a few rough edges I'm keen to fix (like the popup closing thing haha), but figured it'd be good to get some eyes on it in the lead up to the election in July.

        Actually the current feature I'm about to start work on is electorate/state maps which provide another interface for searching for politicians. Definitely agree that filtering by electorate/state would be a useful addition.

        The ability to compare politicians/policies is actually something I've heard a few people say they would like, I might need to start thinking of how I might be able to implement that.

        Thanks for spreading the word, hopefully the site is a little bit useful :)

        1 point
  • Yuri VishnevskyYuri Vishnevsky, over 3 years ago

    I'm working on a generative art project – Silk 2 for iOS: It's the app of my several-years-now side project, http://weavesilk.com.

    2 points
  • Mark Cipolla, over 3 years ago

    I'm building an app for having Agile retrospective meetings. We have remote team members where I work, and after attending a conference and hearing about how we're not quite making them first-world citizens in our team, we just built one.

    http://www.remoteretro.io

    Also, a hugely experimental app for having a video chat room like a drop in room; you share the url, and whoever is around can log on. Works on some browsers (hey, I built it in one evening!), and chrome on mobiles (not sure about iOs, but probs defs Android)

    https://remoteroundtable.herokuapp.com/

    (Heroku is great for staging ideas... before paying for a server for them!)

    2 points
  • Sivaprakash Ragavan, over 3 years ago

    I am working on a minimal desktop app for medium.com. MediumDesk extends medium.com’s experience to desktops. It is built with no intention to modify/replace any experience. I ❤︎ Medium as it is. But a desktop app can do a few little things that a web app can’t and it gives a permanent home for Medium in my desktop. That is what MediumDesk is for. Every new feature will be selected based on this question : “Would Medium do it, If they built a desktop app?”.

    https://github.com/sivragav/mediumdesk

    2 points
  • Alec Go, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    Our side project is Otter, an app that reduces conflicts at schools by allowing students to resolve disputes on their own. We're currently piloting it at a charter school in East Palo Alto.

    I'm not a designer by any stretch of the imagination, but I've been integrating what I learn here into the site. Thanks!

    2 points
  • Karl WeberKarl Weber, over 3 years ago

    So many great ideas here! I'm working on too many side projects.

    SwiftBits, Which is a Video Course that teaches the basics of Swift to complete beginners. It's different because it doesn't assume prior programming knowledge, you can take the whole course just from the lesson notes if you want, and you get mentorship and feedback from the course teacher: me. This is launching in a couple of days.

    DesignRocket, which is a code name for a change in my freelancing where I work for a reduced rate or for free for Independent Artists and Designers. I want to work on really cool stuff, especially the creative kind of stuff that either impacts the world in a positive way, or is super artistic and silly. I'm also launching a podcast this week related to this.

    I'm also working on refurbishing and improving Cheddar, which I recently bought, and Pendium, joint invoices for collaborating Freelancers, which enters beta this summer. I'm working on most of this stuff with my Designer Friend Daniel Mui, Who's a Gun of a designer.

    2 points
  • Rick Martin, over 3 years ago

    This is pretty experimental for me (I'm not even really a designer, I just like reading here), but I'm making this notebook thingy: http://1rick.github.io/paperkanban/

    1 point
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, over 3 years ago

    I occasionally work on my Zelda-like (Nes/Snes) in-browser action RPG engine to get better at pure JavaScript, so no use of pre-built engines or frameworks like JQuery.

    If not that, I'm trying to stream video games, design and art on Twitch!

    1 point
  • Kilian Valkhof, over 3 years ago

    I'm actively developing https://fromscratch.rocks, a super simple note taking app with as minimal a ui as possible and autosaving notes. releasing a new version soon that has (hidden until you need it) note-folding.

    1 point
  • Surjith S MSurjith S M, over 3 years ago

    I'm working on a Web Design Inspiration Gallery

    http://web3inspiration.com/

    1 point
  • Adam RasheedAdam Rasheed, over 3 years ago

    Thanks for asking! :)

    I'm currently:

    Also, I'm really diggin a lot of projects in this thread! Keep on creating!

    1 point
  • Edward LoveallEdward Loveall, over 3 years ago

    I have two:

    One is a modern webring: https://hotlinewebring.club Anyone can join for free! The other is an app you can subscribe to Github pull requests: http://pullfeed.co

    1 point
  • Arix KingArix King, over 3 years ago

    Being a recent college graduate without an agency job yet, I've been keeping myself busy with a lot of freelance and side projects. Currently, I'm working on...

    • A Snapchat filter marketing service right now. I'm currently building the marketing site for it and organizing some college friends to help me design filters while I focus on lead generation.

    • A simple tower defense game, because college friend wants to experiment with game design—so why not?

    That said, I'm always looking for things to work on if anybody needs any help/feedback! Excited to see what everyone else is up to.

    1 point
    • Kieran RheaumeKieran Rheaume, over 3 years ago

      Your snap filter service intrigues me! I recently designed/published a geofilter for the Vancouver DN Meetup, and the process was pretty painless. What services will it offer?

      1 point
      • Arix KingArix King, over 3 years ago

        Thanks, Kieran! The goal is to act similar to how conventional marketing agencies do, but focus in the niche of Snapchat/millennial interests. Right now, we are just going to start with geofilters but hope to scale up to actually make the video ads that big companies like Coca-Cola and such have done. There's several people out there doing custom filters for consumers, but our target market will be small businesses, festivals, clubs, etc. or really any business that doesn't have the in-house team to do this sort of thing themselves. And—of course—five star service and top-notch customer care will be included!

        Our domain will be snapfilter.me, but I need to finish and publish it today! I'll link it here when it's up!

        0 points
  • Mark JMark J, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    CrayCases.com We are working on https://craycases.com (thin iPhone cases). Launched MVP beginning of the month, we received enough traction to justify rebranding the website.

    1 point
    • Wojtek Wojtek , over 3 years ago

      How are these different from Peel?

      1 point
      • Mark JMark J, over 3 years ago

        Hey Wojtek, Our cases are precisely made for each version of the iPhone (not universal), 0.4mm thick, and it's slightly raised around phone jack and volume control.

        We also include 2 normal screen protectors and 1 tempered screen protector free of charge.

        Shipped worldwide (we use tracked & signed service) + Free shipping in UK.

        1 point
    • Adam RasheedAdam Rasheed, over 3 years ago

      You and Peel clearly have the same sourcing. That's totally fine. That's how white label manufacturing works. I'm just a bit confused about your unique value proposition here. I was hoping you'd be cheaper (I'm actually in the market for one and get one for my friends birthday), but there's little incentive to purchase from this site. I would definitely look at adding more value of some sort.

      Nothing against you or your site, just wanted to give some blatantly honest constructive criticism.

      2 points
      • Mark JMark J, over 3 years ago

        Hey Adam, no problem at all. Our cases are precisely made for each version of the iPhone (not universal), 0.4mm thick, and it's slightly raised around phone jack and volume control.

        We also include 2 normal screen protectors and 1 tempered screen protector free of charge.

        It may look the same, but it's not the same.

        0 points
  • Amy Devereux, over 3 years ago

    My side project is a daily icon diary for the 2016 year. I've been creating a icon a day, based upon something relevant to my life, in hopes to practice design and technique. See it here at: www.365cons.com.

    1 point
  • Adam Morgan, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    I recently finished writing my first Slack app Emogiphy which turns emoji into GIFs. The images making up the GIF on the landing page was my first time using Sketch. Now I'm writing a tutorial on testing AngularJS apps.

    1 point
  • Hayden MillsHayden Mills, over 3 years ago

    Font Pair (fontpair.co) - It helps creative people pair fonts together. All the fonts are Google Fonts so they are free and easy to download and test out. I am currently developing the second version of the site now! I'm jacked its going to be awesome.

    1 point
  • Martin LeBlancMartin LeBlanc, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    Just bought Puretrancefm.com and will build a podcast streaming service focused on electronic music.

    Also, I'm producing music, which is sort of a project: https://soundcloud.com/martin-leblanc-eigtved/solarcoaster

    0 points
  • Olivier HeitzOlivier Heitz, over 3 years ago

    I'm running Sketch Talk – a friendly Sketch app Community. I started it about a year ago and am constantly working on it, redesigning and tweaking the experience. It has been a super learning experience for me, as it involves community building, technical aspects, "growth hacking" and a bit of marketing — all things I didn't know much about when I got started. It is a very rewarding site to have. Not very stressful and a pleasure to see all those people help each other! Check it out: http://sketchtalk.io/

    Sketch Talk

    0 points
  • Paul @StammyPaul @Stammy, over 3 years ago

    My blog/photoblog ( http://paulstamatiou.com/photos ) is my continual side project. From working on a new article, to redesigning the photo collection section, or making a photoset from a recent trip, it's not often that a weekend passes that I don't spend time on it in some form. Keeps me sane!

    0 points
  • Ian ClarkeIan Clarke, over 3 years ago

    Some great projects here. Already bookmarked a few.

    My second side project Dayzzie.com just launched today(no mobile stylesheet yet - but not built for a mobile audience). It's a really basic site where you can download a new high res texture everyday. I built it to force me to return to using my DSLR.

    http://dayzzie.com/

    0 points
  • Jack StoneJack Stone, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    I built CardShare, which allows you to share contact information via QR codes similar to the way Snapchat does it.

    Enjoy!

    http://jackstonedev.com/portfolio/cardshare/

    0 points
  • Pedro PintoPedro Pinto, over 3 years ago

    I'm working on a chatbot related with sneakers: http://sneakerbits.com

    0 points
  • Sarthak PranitSarthak Pranit, over 3 years ago

    Currently, I am trying to write two Sketch plugins

    1. One of them brings in a kind of version control via Dropbox and Google Drive without having to sync the entire Sketch file.
    2. Another allows a user to choose a layer -> enter Cmd + T -> select a symbol to convert a layer into the selected symbol. I believe it will just speed things up.

    Hope to release both of them next week.

    0 points
  • Emanuel SerbanoiuEmanuel Serbanoiu, over 3 years ago

    An Android game, helped me learn some Blender in the process.

    0 points
  • Giel CobbenGiel Cobben, over 3 years ago

    Webstash

    Hey guys, I'm working on Webstash — Webstash surfaces the most beautiful websites, every day. It's a place for webdesign enthusiasts to admire today's best designs.

    You can leave your email right here: www.websta.sh so I can notify you when Webstash launches :)

    0 points
  • John Smith, over 3 years ago

    My side project is Truffle, a graphic design lifestyle brand: http://thisistruffle.com. After working all day on screen, it is nice to run a physical product project at home! It has also been a fun way to learn about marketing and the challanges entrepreneurs face.

    0 points
  • francesco prandi, 2 years ago

    My side project is new app to discover the best attractions, guides and itineraries of the world. – We want help people living memorable days. We've already released an app for android and itunes, if you want to try it and giving us feedback would be great. The app is called Blink - Travel guide or you can visit https://www.blinktravel.guide/

    0 points