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I'm not a fan of the use of photography. The photos don't seem to add any context to the type of work that you do. I don't see how they're connected to Designer, Engineer, Storywriter. I'd love to see some code immediately, or some design examples, screenshots, or more words as a storywriter.
Would also prefer that it's not living at a Heroku subdomain.
As a storywriter, I wanted to read a story, about you, not see photos that don't have context. I brushed over it initially because I don't like when I'm forced into video content, which means I need to pause my music or turn up my volume or put headphones in.
The processor on my 2010 MBP just exploded. Had to close it before it fully loaded :(
Sounds like a dream. Want to trade?
I'm pretty obsessed with Hugo. Blazing fast.
I'm not sure what you mean by "at scale", my largest Hugo build generates ~700 files and deploys live on Netlify in about 2 minutes.
I find it to be way less convoluted than Gatsby. No plugins and great tools out of the box. Currently there is ONE single issue that still has me looking for other solutions, which is generating content from external data sources (https://github.com/gohugoio/hugo/issues/5074)
Along with Hugo I use IMGIX for image hosting and Algolia for search. Additionally, I'm running and hosting all of this for free, other than IMGIX which starts at $5/month.
However, I did want to pose the question a few days ago, "If I don't use React, am I still a developer?" however Designernews is not the place for that conversation.
Heck to the yes!
Absolutely. I'm more developer than designer, so when I need to build a site quickly I love to use them. Designing slows me down, so I love just being handed something and doing what I know how to do.
This was a rough experience for me.
I really enjoyed the blog post, and I clicked around to view some other posts and they were nice. Admired the design as well.
After a few reads I thought, "Ok, what's this place all about?" All I could find was more articles, I clicked the logo, and more articles. But the article linked above talked about improve the product? Where was the product? Finally I look at the URL in my browser, and everything is linking to /blog.
There was no way to get back to the product page and figure out what this company was all about it. I find this to be a common issue on blogs, never linking to the root site and having to manually edit the URL to do so, which seems to be a poor usability example (in my modest experience).
Then what I discovered is there actually is a link to the homepage, but the "Now hiring" bar was covering it.
Frustrating when the original article was all about improving usability.
I love working in niche markets and subcultures. So I continue to focus more and more on my homeland of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. And after ten years I finally jumped into it full-time with http://upsupply.co .
But the fun doesn't end there. It has lead to all sorts of fun side projects such as http://plaidurday.com and https://906day.com and there all the April Fool's jokes such as https://yoopersingles.com and http://visitlakewisconsin.com and http://upembassy.us
I'm only scratching the surface and hope to find more resources, time, energy, and partners to execute more of projects.
Heroku application error. Wah wah.
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