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I get your argument, but Tailwind has got you covered ;) Did you see the second example about the component-friendliness? There‘s even a whole section about extracting components in the documentation: https://tailwindcss.com/docs/extracting-components/ I think the @apply directive is very powerful. This, together with the high ability of customization, clearly sets it apart from other atomic css solutions.
Hi Caleb, Thanks for sharing your idea and putting together the concept! Some of my thoughts after watching your first episode:
I hope this helps :)
Thanks for your reply and recommendation! Definitely going to check out the two books.
Hi Jake, I really like your website! I think you did a great job communicating what you do and what value you can bring to the table. I also like your honest and authentic copywriting on your "About" page and communicating your prices upfront – that's much like I tried to do it for my own website. I'm a developer and designer myself, but I still need to work on my positioning and the communication on my website – less about what (and how) I do and more about what problems I solve for my clients... Thanks for sharing with us and keep up the good work!
P.S. There's a small typo in your "Why I started JCD" text --> "and discusser her goals".
Really nice site! Like all the little details and animations.
I have a similar approach. Also work in 2 weeks cycle for a fixed price. At the beginning, I define what goes into these 2 weeks – together with the client, based on his requirements. What I'm able to deliver in this time is of course based on my experience. If the clients don't do their part, it's possible that I'm not able to deliver all the things, but I'm still getting paid. Because I also have blocked the time from my schedule to fully commit my time and focus to this project.
Nice and short overview of the possibilities we will get with CSS Grid, well done! I'm really looking forward to using it in the near future :)
We worked on an app for doctors in my previous company, too. What we learned is, that doctors often are power user. And that it's critical to them to work fast and efficiently. So they preferred keyboard shortcuts, this way they didn't have to reach for the mouse. Maybe this is an alternative to consider? Of course this needs to be explained in a way too. Cover it in onboarding and also provide an in-app "cheatsheet" for keyboard shortcuts could be the best solution for that. Hope this helps!
I recently upgraded to the new MacBook Pro 15-inch with TouchBar. I decided to buy the base model (2.6GHz i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD). I upgraded from a mid-2011 MacBook Air 13-inch, 1.8GHz i7, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, which served me well for the past years.
Regarding the TouchBar: It doesn't get in the way (no esc-key didn't bother me), but I don't use it very much... often there are too many taps necessary... maybe this changes over time.
Until now I did not buy any dongle for my new MacBook Pro and hadn't any problems so far. But to be honest I don't have an external monitor yet and I do have another MacMini at home. So for me it was a no-brainer to upgrade to the latest MacBook Pro!
Whenever possible I use a digital solution, for the last couple years it's been Paper by FiftyThree with Pencil by FiftyThree - https://www.fiftythree.com When working directly with clients or a digital solution is not appropriate I tend to use whatever is available, Post-Its, loose paper, sharpies, pencils...
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