Ste Grainer

Ste Grainer

Richmond, VA Creator of UXcellence.com Joined 11 months ago

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  • Posted to Can anyone tell me cool design podcasts?, Sep 11, 2017

    I published a pretty thorough list of design podcasts a couple months ago.

    These are my essentials, but I discovered a TON of other greats compiling the list:

    • 99% Invisible: Hosted by Roman Mars and produced for public radio, 99% Invisible (or 99pi to listeners) looks at the decisions that go into the everyday things that surround us. While not explicitly focused on digital design, 99pi will open your eyes to the craft and thought that goes into almost everything. Most episodes are around 30 minutes long.
    • Design Details: In this weekly show, hosts Bryn Jackson and Brian Lovin talk with the designers behind different products. Most episodes range from an hour to an hour and a half.
    • Design Matters: With its claim as the first design-related podcast, Debbie Millman has interviewed tons of well known creators in this weekly podcast. Most episodes are under an hour.
    • Presentable: Jeff Veen talks with industry leaders to explore topics from hiring and freelancing to virtual reality and ethics. Most episodes are around 45 minutes long.
    • The UIE Podcast: Jared Spool shares stories and take-aways that you can use in your day to day design work. These bite-size episodes are only 10–20 minutes long.
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  • Posted to What ToDo list are you using (more general, not only work)?, Aug 10, 2017

    I've been using Things for years, and the new version is really great.

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  • Posted to Creating New Portfolio Site... What static site generator should I use?, Aug 10, 2017

    I've heard good stuff about Hugo, particularly in comparison with Jekyll. Seems like after a point, Jekyll slows down a lot.

    Sara Soueidan wrote about migrating from Jekyll to Hugo recently, with some points of comparison as well as pretty helpful tips on setup.

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  • Posted to What are some of the best design podcasts to follow?, in reply to Maurice Cherry , Aug 01, 2017

    I was happy to! Thanks for creating it!

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  • Posted to What are some of the best design podcasts to follow?, Jul 24, 2017

    I just wrote this post this weekend:

    Here were my top recommendations, but there's a ton of options and you may find something else you like better.

    • 99% Invisible: Hosted by Roman Mars and produced for public radio, 99% Invisible (or 99pi to listeners) looks at the decisions that go into the everyday things that surround us. While not explicitly focused on digital design, 99pi will open your eyes to the craft and thought that goes into almost everything. Most episodes are around 30 minutes long.
    • Design Details: In this weekly show, hosts Bryn Jackson and Brian Lovin talk with the designers behind different products. Most episodes range from an hour to an hour and a half.
    • Design Matters: With its claim as the first design-related podcast, Debbie Millman has interviewed tons of well known creators in this weekly podcast. Most episodes are under an hour.
    • Presentable: Jeff Veen talks with industry leaders to explore topics from hiring and freelancing to virtual reality and ethics. Most episodes are around 45 minutes long.
    • The UIE Podcast: Jared Spool shares stories and take-aways that you can use in your day to day design work. These bite-size episodes are only 10–20 minutes long.
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  • Posted to Alternative to (now seemingly defunct) LittleBigDetails? , Jul 06, 2017

    Not quite the same, but I do post detailed looks at small details under the tag "nice touch" on UXcellence occasionally: https://uxcellence.com/tag/nice+touch

    I try to dive past the detail and look at why it's nice and how to put it into practice.

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  • Posted to What CMS for designer/front end developers?, in reply to Chase Giunta , Jul 06, 2017

    I'll second a suggestion for Craft. The templates are really powerful and simple at the same time. Unlike some CMSes (which were built originally as blogging engines and then repurposed for other uses), you have complete control over the structure of data in Craft. There are also different types of structured sections - from single pages to multi-tiered structures (like a knowledge base).

    One of my favorite features of Craft is the Matrix field, which lets you define nested, reusable data structures: https://craftcms.com/docs/matrix-fields

    I like it so much I've used it for 3 separate sites over the last year and I'm actively looking to build more sites with it. Here's a taste of what I built with it:

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  • Posted to What're some of the best portfolios you've seen?, Jun 25, 2017

    I highlighted a few great portfolios here: https://uxcellence.com/2016/11/17/craft-a-captivating-portfolio

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  • Posted to We want minimal CMS for portfolio + blog., in reply to Matthew Blode , Jun 22, 2017

    I'd give another hearty huzzah for Craft. It's really easy for something simple, but still powerful if you want to build something more complex.

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  • Posted to 11 Dos and Don’ts to Make Your Portfolio Shine, in reply to Dean Hayden , Apr 24, 2017

    Only when they are complete sentences :)

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