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I was thinking the same, i like Reactiflux one a lot https://www.reactiflux.com/ even thought is for a discord channel, not slack, is for the same purpose.
I've tried that channel a while ago, when i first entered two guys were talking about some girls, boobs, etc., extremely off-topic, the talk was intense.
I prefer ##frontend channel on IRC (freenode)
I googled "web design houston" and sent an email to the first 200 results asking if they needed help.
I got like three responses only, but two of them were my biggest clients for the next two years. I was able to do a living with only with them for like six months.
The next thing I did was to post an ad in craiglist (I know, I know), I got a lot of BS offers but I was able to get one good client from there.
So at that point I had two big clients and one mid-size client. The there weren't a one website job, they were web design agencies doing a lot of websites that needed someone to do quick fixes for clients and build some quality sites from scratch from time to time.
80% was CSS fixes and 20% building sites from scratch.
After some time I managed to get some endorsements for my skills in Linkedin, that slowly started to get me some other gigs, and full time job offers, which is where I am right now.
I'm in Houston, but go to Austin frequently so count me in :)
After a little while you start to notice the niceness, yesterday I wasn't sure but today I love it
I got your point and you are, in my opinion, partially right. Still, I think (personal preference probably) that getting descriptive or verbose feedback is better because it address the issue directly than trying to guess what's wrong.
Imagine that 8 of the 10 comments were like that, trying to deconstruct feedback of different people, with different views, from different cultures in a two words sentence.
You probably are smart and can figure out what that means, but what about new designers that they think doing scroll hijacking is OK, then they read "Scroll hijacking?!?! Seriously?!?!", then what input they will get if they are still learning?
I probably sounded like a dick, and I should have elaborated more my comment, I apologize for that.
Off-topic. This is good constructive criticism, instead of "Scroll hijacking?!?! Seriously?!?!" that gives no value. Just saying.
alias hosts='sudo $EDITOR /etc/hosts'
list only directories
alias lsd='ls -l | grep "^d"'
cat with beautiful colors. requires Pygments installed
alias c='pygmentize -0 style=monokai -f console256 -g'
alias undopush="git push -f origin HEAD^:master"
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I was the first one to recommend not to use Bootstrap on IRC or IRL, I usually suggested to start from scratch because of more control and ad-hoc solutions. Also, I complained about the bloat.
But now that I work with more real world applications (in the context of a large amount of users), and look back to old projects, it became clear that Bootstrap is a really useful tool, and should be embraced by anyone that cares about cross browser compatibility, accessibility, and easiness to maintain/onboard new devs.
Just the time that I have spent making old projects more accessible, just that, it makes it worth to use bootstrap for any new project.
I appreciate the detail they have put on accessibility and thank @mdo and the collaborators for that.