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Yes, but then you’d lose the benefits of using JSX, which could be a matter of preference, but I feel it’s still a better way of reasoning about your website.
I’ve built things in vanilla HTML/CSS/jQuery, Jekyll, WordPress, and Webflow, and the React + Contentful combo provides the best developer experience, in my experience, because it matches how I think about this.
By all means, go for the technology that makes you the most productive. Even if it’s not the most comfortable (because of the learning curve) to you at first.
Because React makes it easier to reason about your webpage as a function of dynamic data (either coming in from Contentful or Firebase). It’s a better abstraction especially if you’re a designer or content creator.
You don’t want to be messing about with Jekyll’s liquid templating tags or Handlebars or string concatenation with jQuery when you can use JSX.
The upside is you can update your site without recompiling your code each and everytime, hook it up to external APIs, and with create-react-app you can host your site for free on Github, which is a major plus!
+1 for ES6 support. Especially if Framer 5 is going to adopt Preact, I prefer sharing a consistent abstraction with my developers (we do almost all of our apps on React now).
Yes, there is. I’ve been using a tool called Chalkmark that lets you upload a bunch of static images to test “first clicks”. It’s been such a dream using it.
It’s kind of like a usability test for mockups. You can give users a series of screens accompanied by a task, and then they have to click on wherever they feel helps them achieve that task.
For example, if you want to test if users know where to click to checkout on an online shop, can have a task like: “You just added a pair of headphones to your cart and want to checkout. Where would you go to do so?”. You can set your cart icon to a “correct area”, and Chalkmark will record if users clicked on it or not, and give you a % score.
To achieve an A/B test on a static design, simply upload the A version and B version(s) to Chalkmark as separate tests. Chalkmark will give you an option to recruit users from their panel (very cheap, compared to usertesting.com), or you can simply use the provided link and share it with your own contacts.
To automate the process further, you can use Ethnio to intercept users on your site and send them randomly to different tests. You should also be able to build some kind of workflow or pipeline around the data that Chalkmark gives you since it’s a simple .xlsx file.
+1 for MeisterTask. It’s a lot cleaner than Trello, supports time tracking and color coding/icons for boards. Tasks from multiple boards are also neatly aggregated in one place like Asana. I use it for tracking UX work and communicating with visual designers and devs. It’s a thing of beauty.
Yeah you can. I linked up 6 Gmail accounts to mine, all loading with no problem. They also sync to one master account so you get the same experience wherever you use it, which Outlook doesn’t seem to do.
No problems with it so far, works like a charm.
I use Polymail, it combines the best of Mailbox for iOS (which I still dearly miss) and Nylas. It even has some of Nylas’s features like schedule sending, read receipts, pretty attachments. The only thing that it lacks is the ability to flag/star emails, and the way it handles lists is really primitive.
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