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That Kubrick.life website is amazing. The animations spun up the fan on my MacBook Pro so hard I thought it would take off, but still, seriously good work. Must have taken ages.
Got a 21" Dell Ultrasharp a couple of years ago and I'm still very happy with it. Was and probably still is the best monitor for design under £200 ($265).
All of my Apple products for the last 20 years have been refurbished or second hand. Would recommend it to anyone. The only difference, as far as I can see, is that the box it comes in is a little less fancy.
Most recently I bought an Apple refurbished top-of-the-range 2015 MacBook Pro at almost half the price than the newest version would have been. And it's got a good keyboard.
Nice idea, but that forced newsletter signup is obnoxious.
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I'd rather not be opted in at all thanks.
It's probably not GDPR compliant either, as opt-in consent has to be unbundled from other terms and conditions.
Yikes, another acquihire in the making.
Creating an email client seems to be a great way to get hired by a major tech company: Mailbox got bought by Dropbox, Sparrow by Google, Astro by Slack. Who's up next? Apple? Facebook? InVision?*
Plus $14 per month is optimistic for a fancy front-end to Gmail.
*If they do, it'll look great, but each email takes five minutes to load.
It's a bit 'get off my lawn', this article.
Login forms in modals can provide a better UX as you can login on the current page, rather than clicking away to somewhere else. As long as there is still a URL-accessible login page somewhere.
And magic link auth can be smoother and more secure than using a password. Nothing to remember, reuse or forget. No being held hostage to the website's often crappy security policies.*
It outsources security to the user's inbox, but then so does password auth. A password reset email is just as vulnerable as a magic link email.
*It's infuriating, the number of websites I encounter where I can't use a strong generated password due to some bullshit rule. Seriously, no symbols in a password? Character limit? What??
Good grief. How do they have so much money to do everything except improve their core product?
Invision is dog slow and has been for years. Certainly not going to try Studio or whatever else until they can load a bundle of PNGs in a browser in a reasonably performant way.
Yeah that's embarrassingly bad. 1996 called and wanted its logo back. Might as well include a stock photo of someone in a suit surfing on a keyboard, tie flapping in the wind, to complete the look.
Oops. Fixed. Thanks for the spot!
Working Copy is excellent for version control and has a pretty good code editor built-in. I used it to develop my website. It's a Jekyll site hosted on Netlify, so all I need to do is push a commit and the site is automatically rebuilt and pushed live within a few seconds. It's a bit slower than running a local dev server but not by much.
Coda has a good code editor, as well as excellent terminal and S/FTP capabilities. I use it regularly to maintain and update existing sites. As soon as they add version control support it'll become my primary web dev tool on the iPad.
DraftCode provides a full PHP/MySQL environment, so it's possible to develop and run PHP CMS' like Wordpress locally.
Pythonista provides a Python environment, so it's possible to run an interactive shell and develop locally with Flask and SQLite. I even managed to get Django working, though it wasn't possible to use PostgreSQL.
I really want a Ruby environment on iOS to develop Jekyll & Rails locally, but nothing seems to be out there yet.
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