Kumbi Madzinga

Kumbi Madzinga

Front-end Developer Joined about 6 years ago

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Small projects to improve my Web Design/Dev skills, Feb 23, 2016

    Hey Jason,

    The first time I considered this approach, I got out a pen and paper and listed the kind of things I liked doing, e.g. watching football, cooking, drinking beer, woodwork, history, listening to podcasts, talking about movies with your friends, etc.

    The next task was to see if there were any interesting cross-sections possible from that list. It'd be cool for you guys to merge your lists before you do this!

    Then I looked around blogs and listicles to see if there were any new languages, techniques, apis, or whatevers I wanted to try out on a relatively short, small scale, one-dimensional kind of project.

    Make sure to limit your scope early on so you can focus on key concepts and to keep things simple. The idea is to learn something new – not so much to build a shiny thing.

    I've got a curious backlog of potential projects from this, and pretty much figured out how to use Jekyll, npm, Express, SVG, Jade and D3 in this manner. Now, I'm back on my first project to polish it up as part of my portfolio!

    Good luck!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What web browser do you typically use?, Jan 08, 2016

    Firefox for everything. I'm sure you all have your own reasons for whatever you use.

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  • Posted to WTF Opera Mini?!, in reply to Dakoda Reid , Dec 23, 2015

    Great to hear this! I was working on a project that required some Matrix-style bend-over-backwards circumnavigation on Opera Mini... big relief if this pans out.

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  • Posted to What music do you prefer during working process?, Sep 03, 2015

    It all depends...

    baroque/jazz for composing sketches/wireframes; hip hop for basic html prototypes, and; house/instrumental hip hop/podcasts for high res html work

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What's a good font for numbers displayed in currency format?, Aug 12, 2015

    Inconsolata is nice ...and free on Google Fonts! See it here... https://slimvoice.co

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