Be nice. Or else.
I’ve been browsing through the Xcode and Swift chapters at http://designcode.io and found them pretty useful. Swift looks like an immense improvement on Objective-C in terms of not scaring the crap out of new programmers, syntax-wise. ;)
Just to put that quote back into the context it was taken out of (emphasis added for clarification):
Part of me really wants to say: it doesn’t matter one fucking iota who is behind the authoring of this article. It’s the content, the debate, that matters, not me. I’m not here to sell anything, I’m not even here to push ad units or try to achieve personal fame (in all honesty, the thought of having published this article anonymously is somewhat appealing to me). However, I can also understand wanting to understand where the article is coming from, and there will always be those who demand that we “show and prove”.
I’m not sure where in my article the notion is given that people should spend 100% of their “calories” on making the world a better place, especially when it says:
But this isn’t about scoffing at a bit of fun, or attempting to maintain a professional curriculum of grave, high-stakes, high-impact work — there should always be room for light-heartedness and experimentation in our work, but not at the expense of failing to create something greater than ourselves.
The issue is one of balance. Of course we should all be free to have Dribbble accounts — the question is how much of our time are we spending on making Dribbble shots compared to, say, work that actually impacts our fellow humans?
I feel that the standards I hold myself to are of a secondary concern here, but if you actually look at the bulk of my work (outlined in a larger comment here, and in the follow-up post) and not just my Dribbble page, I think you’ll find that I do practice what I preach (if it makes any difference to you).
It was originally posted. On. My blog., but it didn’t feel quite hypocritical enough, so off to the Valleyblog it went! ;)
No, actually, I just felt it probably deserved the ability for people to comment on it, and as I don’t have comments set up on my blog, Medium seemed an apt public place for it to exist.
One thing i'd like to see is a list of third-sector, civic or open source company's that need help. And not just with Design either – marketing, developing, product, business dev, accounting should all be involved.
This sounds great. FWIW, I’ve found great traction in searching out non-profits, etc., and offering help even if they’re not looking. They’re generally incredibly open to assistance.
Literal LOL. Cheers.
There’s a lot to be said for dirt under yr fingernails and an aching back.
This sounds like a description of the World Wide Web.