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Ryan LeFevre

Ryan LeFevre

Community Staff Software Engineer @ HODINKEE; LayerVault Alum Joined over 4 years ago Ryan has invited Panayiotis Karabetis, Dan Blake, Sarah Jones, Justin Salsburey, Larry Buchanan and 9 others

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  • Posted to Pixel Manipulation using HTML5 and Javascript, Mar 26, 2016

    Welcome to the world of canvas manipulation :)

    This is basically the core of how CamanJS works. Feel free to browse the source if you need any help or want to learn more! I haven't worked on it in awhile, but hope to get back to it some day.

    2 points
  • Posted to BrokerMarket Acquires LayerVault IP, in reply to Daniel Golden , Dec 17, 2015

    Sounds like a great opportunity for a little pixel art animation.

    0 points
  • Posted to BrokerMarket Acquires LayerVault IP, Dec 16, 2015

    Hey guys,

    Just to add a little context here... I'll be working with Dan to make the most out of the useful and cool parts of LayerVault. I was the first hired employee at LayerVault and helped to build most of the features in the service (with the help of several of my esteemed colleagues, of course).

    While we have some cool ideas on what to do with the LayerVault tech, we would love to hear suggestions from you on what parts of the service you really liked and would like to see resurrected in some way, shape, or form. The overarching plan is to break the site up into various modules that can be sold or licensed as a standalone product, e.g. preview generation or syncing.

    7 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Where is Designer News hosted?, Sep 27, 2015

    It's hosted on Heroku. Saves costs by not requiring a dedicated sysadmin.

    6 points
  • Posted to Designernewsbot is Now the Official Home of DN on Twitter, in reply to Jim Silverman , Sep 17, 2015

    I believe ownership of the bot was transferred to DN proper. Before it was run by a user.

    5 points
  • Posted to You're Officially Invited: Designer News Meetup - San Francisco - Sept 10, Aug 21, 2015

    Wish I could make it out! Hopefully one of my LayerVault (RIP) colleagues can make it for a little old school throwback action.

    5 points
  • Posted to AMA: Hi, I'm Andrew Wilkinson, Publisher of Designer News and Founder of MetaLab. Ask me anything., in reply to Luke Miles , Aug 09, 2015

    Not to speak for Andrew, but from a general point of view... open-sourcing commercial/revenue-generating websites is an incredibly risky business. Running DN costs money, and of course it would be nice to turn a profit to either put back into the business or funnel into another venture. When you open-source something, it's like fully opening the kimono. There is no more secret sauce that makes the site special. By handing the entire platform to anyone who wants to build a ___ News offshoot, you eventually water down your audience and spread them across many sites, which will detract from eyes on DN.

    As for your examples... Hacker News is not revenue generating, as far as I know. Y Combinator makes plenty of money from investments, so they can probably fit the bill for HN pretty easily. Reddit is already designed such that it's a meta-community, so creating a reddit clone wouldn't have much appeal since you can just create a new sub-reddit for whatever topic you're interested in.

    Believe me, I am a huge advocate of open-source software, but I think DN is handling it the right way so far. Open-sourcing small parts of the site as separate libraries is a great way to give back to the community without sacrificing the business in teh process.

    2 points
  • Posted to AMA: Hi, I'm Andrew Wilkinson, Publisher of Designer News and Founder of MetaLab. Ask me anything., in reply to Andrew Wilkinson , Aug 09, 2015

    Last I've heard it's not purchased yet. You should hit up Dan if you're thinking about the idea.

    0 points
  • Posted to American Fantasy Football League 2015, Aug 05, 2015

    Woohoo, I'm in!

    0 points
  • Posted to Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today, Jul 29, 2015

    If you want to upgrade now instead of waiting for the rollout, you can download the installer from Microsoft's new Windows 10 download page.

    7 points
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