22 comments

  • Scott ThomasScott Thomas, almost 3 years ago

    My favorite part was listing all your old projects on the Graveyard. A great idea showcasing failed ideas. We have them all and worth showing were your creativity lies. Also good trip down memory lane.

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  • Jansen Tolle, almost 3 years ago

    Great stuff! What projects do you earn from now?

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  • Alex CicanAlex Cican, almost 3 years ago

    Looking good, Sacha. I like the icons and colour palette!

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  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 3 years ago

    totally didn't realize you could scroll until i saw the comments here. dig it now that i've scrolled, though

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  • Charles JonesCharles Jones, almost 3 years ago

    Very inspiring stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Chloe SilverChloe Silver, almost 3 years ago

    I really enjoy the little areas for each topic, with their own cue card. Just a small note - you spelled Fiverr incorrectly in your Writing card.

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  • Ryan GloverRyan Glover, almost 3 years ago

    Unique :) Really dig this!

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  • Ryan Snowden, almost 3 years ago

    Wewww those 10 years flew by.

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  • Tom WoodTom Wood, almost 3 years ago

    Looking good Sacha, always a fan of your work.

    Btw, the link to "How I designed Codeyear.com in under 1 Hour" (and the other 2) on your eBook page is broken.

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  • Simon EvansSimon Evans, almost 3 years ago

    Interested to see that you used Gatsby - would you recommend it?

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    • Sacha Greif, almost 3 years ago

      Definitely, for me the ability to use React to build static sites is a huge plus. I can't imagine going back to HTML-based templating systems, they just feel too clunky now.

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  • Giovanni HobbinsGiovanni Hobbins, almost 3 years ago (edited almost 3 years ago )

    Long time fan of your work and sidebar subscriber. Love the new site because it reflects where you are in your career.

    Curious about your transition from UI designer (you say "in a former life") to entrepreneur/developer. What would you say enabled this? Also, do you still freelance or can you support yourself via your personal projects?

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    • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 3 years ago (edited almost 3 years ago )

      Thanks! Basically I got frustrated with delivering static Photoshop mockups without being able to control the final outcome, and spending so much time working on other people's projects.

      I had always done some coding on the side (jQuery, WordPress, etc.) so that helped make the transition. But mostly, it was more about keeping my daily expenses low and saving enough to be able to stop freelancing.

      I haven't freelanced in about four years now, and just live off my own projects.

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      • Alex CicanAlex Cican, almost 3 years ago (edited almost 3 years ago )

        grammarnazi: “…and just live off my own projects“

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      • Giovanni HobbinsGiovanni Hobbins, almost 3 years ago

        What path did you choose when jumping in? I see you're a fan of react nowadays. Would you recommend someone like me to start there? I also have CSS/WP experience but very little jquery experience.

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        • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 3 years ago

          Well like I said I started with WordPress and jQuery, then tried learning Rails when building Folyo, but somehow it never made sense (looking back, I think Rails just introduced too many new concepts at once for me).

          I then discovered Meteor and liked it much better, since I was at least comfortable with JavaScript through my experience with jQuery.

          Later on I transitioned from pure-Meteor to Meteor/React, and then from there Redux, GraphQL, etc.

          These days I would start with the React ecosystem (at least on the front-end), and I actually wrote a guide on how to do it:

          https://medium.freecodecamp.com/a-study-plan-to-cure-javascript-fatigue-8ad3a54f2eb1

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