Dave Snider

Dave Snider

Designer at Webhook Joined over 6 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • 28 comments
  • 9 upvotes
  • Posted to I've been using Elastic UI and it's probably one of the best design systems I've used so far!, in reply to Adam Szakal , Jan 15, 2020

    Ha. Giant Bomb (GB) will always be close to my heart and I still go in to see Jeff and the crew occasionally. Nice to still see so much love from folks for the site.

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  • Posted to I've been using Elastic UI and it's probably one of the best design systems I've used so far!, in reply to R. Kamushken , Jan 14, 2020

    We built it for Elastic products, which themselves are monetized. EUI itself is Apache 2.0 licensed, and fully open source.

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  • Posted to I've been using Elastic UI and it's probably one of the best design systems I've used so far!, Jan 14, 2020

    Dave from Elastic here. I'm happy to answer any questions people have. We've been working on EUI for 2 years and it's completely Apache 2.0 licensed. There's a dedicated team of designers and engineers that work on it full time. It powers Elastic products but it can certainly be used for anything React based.

    1 point
  • Posted to I'm Aaron Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. & Field Notes. Ask Me Anything!, in reply to Aaron Draplin , Feb 05, 2015

    Yes. It was such a simple idea. I've always been a fan of iconic logo design that works as well in black and white as it does in color but always went to google for inspiration before. Saw your video and was like... oh, man, i need all of um.

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  • Posted to I'm Aaron Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. & Field Notes. Ask Me Anything!, Feb 05, 2015

    This is all your fault.

    http://snid.es/image/2F39112q3C0I

    Some of these were pretty hard to find.

    5 points
  • Posted to Let's see your website/portfolio., Feb 05, 2015

    http://www.davesnider.org is my personal site.

    It's built with http://www.webhook.com, which is my company.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Nilas, Jan 28, 2015

    Dig the site. Call to action was a bit confusing. Read the blog essentially.

    Very interesting idea though. Are you actually taking beta testers for the actual app yet?

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  • Posted to Alternatives to Wordpress, in reply to Bud Parr , Dec 14, 2014

    Thanks Bud :)

    But yes..

    1. Check - can both be easily used by clients who want to update content by themselves.
    2. Check - customized or even built from the ground up.
    3. Check - function like a static site.

    That's our sweet spot.

    2 points
  • Posted to Opinions on Jekyll?, Dec 12, 2014
    1. I used Jeykll for a few years. I ended up mostly using it's Python based cousin Cactus mostly for the Django style templates.
    2. Eventually I grew out of it. I really loved static sites, but that meant it was only really good for me and I couldn't use it for anything bigger where another team member would be involved. I ended up building http://www.webhook.com as a replacement. Essentially it's a static site generator like Jekyll, but still comes with an Admin so that my friends can edit the site. I also added small things like auto gzipping of assets, live reload, sass/less integration and a bunch more. If you like Jekyll and have the need for somebody else to need to edit your site, you might like us.
    1 point
  • Posted to Cactus for Mac now Free!, in reply to Aaron Grando , Dec 04, 2014

    I used it for a few years. If you come from a Django background it's a comparable static site generator to something like Jekyll, but maybe a little more bare bones.

    The app component was a nice addition because setting up Python / Django locally was a bit of a learning curve for people.

    Eventually though I wanted more out of it. Specifically I wanted a CMS layer. Building static sites with Django was fun and easy, but eventually I needed something I could pass to a client or update through an admin.

    I ended up building http://www.webhook.com to fill that need. Though built on Node, it uses Django-style templates and has a similar just download and run app. The main difference is we've got the deployed CMS that you can give to a client and that we come with hosting as part of the core product.

    My guess is Framer has turned out to be a more worthwhile time sink for Ken and his team, and Cactus (and likely Glu) weren't making considerable income, so they decided to just open them up without feeling guilty about supporting them so they could focus on Framer. Pure speculation on my part of course, I love their work and always keep an eye on Ken.

    Should be noted that Cactus has a command line version, which has been open source since the Sofa days.

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