14 comments

  • Alex Baldwin, almost 7 years ago

    Been working on a chat app as a side project for a few months now. It's a single chat room and intended to be a place to hang out and get stuff done. There's been a really good mix of designers and developers from Hack Design on there lately. Would appreciate any feedback from the DN community!

    3 points
    • Manik RatheeManik Rathee, almost 7 years ago

      I like it - it's really simple and quick to hop in and out. Can be a great place to get first-eyes on some work and real feedback.

      Good work

      2 points
    • Allan GrinshteinAllan Grinshtein, almost 7 years ago

      Really nice work Alex. I'm jealous of your excellent Latte typemark. It looks like it's even better than the last time I saw it — did you have more work done on it?

      2 points
  • Robb SchillerRobb Schiller, almost 7 years ago

    Awesome work Alex.

    I've been thinking about a couple side projects to learn more about server-side development. I'd love to see a read some of your thoughts/ideas about what you learned going into building something like this.

    1 point
    • Alex Baldwin, almost 7 years ago

      Robb, my roommate CH did the back-end in Django, shoot him a message at http://chalbach.com if you have any questions. My focus is much more on front-end, I used Toast from Dan Eden as a basic framework and everything else is custom in plain CSS.

      Things I learned: Sass is incredible & you're in the stone age without it, font choice and color can give a boring app personality, difference between people loving or hating your app is who you invite.

      1 point
      • Robb SchillerRobb Schiller, almost 7 years ago

        Awesome.

        Thanks for the heads up man. Great work nonetheless.

        Great points about what you've learned. I haven't worked with Sass yet in production (only Less), but just got the syntax package installed on sublime this afternoon. Looking forward to playing around with it more.

        Are you using any type of front-end package/component mgmt system? i.e. Bower or Ender?

        1 point
  • Brad McNallyBrad McNally, almost 7 years ago

    I love the logotype. not sure why its for "casual people" though.

    0 points
  • Bruce AckermanBruce Ackerman, almost 7 years ago

    Awesome design work! One thing I noticed, after signing up, I had to refresh once to get the chat working correctly. New posts weren't inserting into the chatbox.

    0 points
  • Zander BradeZander Brade, almost 7 years ago

    I think the Request An Invitation form should definitley not be as long. All you really need would be my email surely?

    Apart from that, this is gorgeous.

    0 points
  • Karl DanningerKarl Danninger, almost 7 years ago

    So, there's a scrolling issue for the Users list on the left side, (Chad)[https://twitter.com/chadwhitaker] posted a fix in chat, but here you go:

    $('.users').css('overflow', 'scroll').css('height', $(window).height());

    0 points