Be nice. Or else.
And I think that takes us through to the current iteration! Stacks is only a few weeks old, so I'd love to hear what you think and to get your feedback.
If you're curious about how we made Stacks, here's a stack on Stacks! https://www.stackshq.com/@utku/stacks-on-stacks-how-we-made-stacks-f0quhyzm
Happy to answer any questions too.
This is a very early wire of a homepage idea, where the focus was on selling Stacks on how individuals we would have on rotation get stuff done: http://cl.ly/aKTy
This wasn't really clicking for us, and actually brought on the shift in thinking that made Stacks into what it is today: A complete stack — not the individual tools in it — is our point of focus.
You can see how the Stack formation was coming together in this third iteration. http://cl.ly/aKXS
This is when I got into the idea of representing the tools you have stacked via a block of colour grid we generate. In the current version of Stacks, this a narrow bar to the left of the stack, but here, you can see me trying out a grid, and even a circular version!
I also did an experiment on Product Hunt last night, where I posted the design iterations we took Stacks through. I think you might be interested too, so I'll repeat that here.
These ere are the first three screens that I put together: http://cl.ly/aKgb
The original idea was that everyone would have a single stack, and we'd ask everyone at least three default questions, such as who do you bank with, or which airline you travel with the most.
We quickly realised however, that (i) it felt too restrictive and (ii) maybe you hate your bank, but we were forcing you to choose one, under the assumption that it was a recommendation!
I wanted to show you Stacks, a product we've built over the last few weeks at Offset, the digital studio at MOO. Here's a short blog post: https://medium.com/offset-hq/introducing-stacks-a2d7fc7bbbd9
Making stacks is by invite only at the moment, but if you are keen to check it out, request one on the site and ping me on here. I'll send one your way.
This is a great start Colm.
As a heads up, while playing with it, I found you can change the canvas number in the URL and see other people's work. For example: http://design-tool.herokuapp.com/canvases/12http://design-tool.herokuapp.com/canvases/385http://design-tool.herokuapp.com/canvases/323
I know it's an alpha, but that's probably one worth fixing.
Looking forward to seeing how you evolve this.
Is there also a page to never get the new Twitter profile?
Here's my favourite cat GIF at the moment: http://25.media.tumblr.com/f8311b250c44325d5ff24e8b860cd4b9/tumblr_mjqjwgiWbl1rsepxno1_400.gif
Be nice. Or else.
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