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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back | Jxnblk
dude behind Basscss & Tachyons lays out some hindsight and changes his tune

“While CSS-in-JS libraries help with a lot of issues, some of the key benefits to libraries like Basscss and Tachyons got lost in the mix. Instead of using design constraints to define styles, developers are left with open-ended tools that tend to encourage one-off styles. The learning curve was reduced, but developers were left with more choices to make.”

styled-system, theme-ui, rebass, styled-components, etc
webdev  css  code  commentary  reference  javascript  ui  productivity  organization  architecture  react 
4 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
Cascading OKRs at scale - Christina Wodtke - Medium
“OKRS are NOT for Command and Control. Do not use OKRs if you want to control people’s activities. Only use OKRs if you want to direct your people toward desired outcomes and trust them enough to figure out how.”
work  management  organization  productivity  commentary  business  antipattern  tech  startup 
5 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
Tailwind UI
big library of (vanilla-ish) responsive components (based on tailwind css) from author of nice Refactoring UI vids.

$349, woof. is the quality high enough to blow the eastern europeans out the water?

preview section has a fair number of freebies w/ viewable code
webdev  webdesign  templates  ui  productivity  prototyping  library  resources  html  css  responsive  stock 
5 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
Building for the Culture
“As long as there are zero-cost ways to become visible to thousands of people, these desires aren’t going away. Media transforms our societies irreversibly.”

hot takes re: attention economy, branding, flashy startups, social media influencers, capitalism-soaked hurry sickness entrepreneurs
tech  startup  business  media  marketing  branding  productivity  culture  commentary 
7 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
“A time machine, feedback engine, and fund for your projects.” + producthunt + gofundme + blog all in one?
organization  internet  productivity  communication  publicity  blog  cms  diy  forums  newmedia  newsletter  sousveillance 
7 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
No more requirements • Modernist Studio
“By pretending we know what a solution should be ahead of time, we’re short-circuiting the value of the work – and our own value, too.”
design  management  organization  commentary  productivity  work  business  ui  ux  webdesign 
8 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
The Web is Industrialized and I helped industrialize it -
“We’ve industrialized design and are relegated to squeezing efficiencies out of it through our design systems. All CSS changes must now have a business value and user story ticket attached to it.”
agile  productivity  organization  management  webdev  webdesign  styleguide  commentary  links  business  ui  ux 
8 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
How McKinsey Destroyed the Middle Class - The Atlantic
Technocratic management, no matter how brilliant, cannot unwind structural inequalities.
management  politics  capitalism  productivity  antipattern  commentary  business 
8 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
Design Systems, Agile, and Industrialization | Brad Frost
“There’s a big difference between having smart, reusable patterns at your disposal and creating a dictatorial culture designed to enforce conformity and swat down anyone coloring outside the lines.”

“I’ve seen first-hand what happens when the boring stuff is captured in a design system so the team can focus on way more interesting things.”
agile  productivity  organization  management  webdev  webdesign  styleguide  commentary  links  business  ui  ux 
8 weeks ago by inrgbwetrust
Gingko App
decent brain dump app? puts blobs of text in spatial/ancestral order
tools  software  writing  prototyping  organization  productivity 
december 2019 by inrgbwetrust
How the Internet Enables Workaholism - The Atlantic
“The average American worker labors more hours than her counterparts in just about every similarly rich country, including Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom. If the average American worked as much as the typical German, she’d have about 30 extra days off per year. That’s a free six-week vacation in exchange for embracing the famously leisurely work habits of…Germany.”
yay hurry sickness
work  capitalism  business  america  culture  society  commentary  psychology  happiness  productivity 
december 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Pavel A. Samsonov on Twitter: "Let's talk about feature ideas. Sentences that start with "wouldn't it be cool if users could..." Ideas are very powerful in low design maturity orgs. The best way to get credit is to be the person perceived as owning the id
“One of the best ways of doing that is by grounding all your design decisions in research. You never want to base your ideas on ‘people are saying.’ You never want to base your ideas on "a customer told me" because a) that's not what research is, and b) we should not offload the responsibility of designing our products onto the customer.”
”The engineers revolt, but not because they want better design. No, they want in on the idea & feature game. They want to optimize for speed, and resist being held to account for quality. Let's just redefine the requirements as ‘what we built.’”
prototyping  management  research  ux  design  tech  business  productivity  commentary 
november 2019 by inrgbwetrust
paid software (plus tightly integrated sketch plugin that it began as) to generate styleguides or otherwise manage design systems (and visual assets??)
webdesign  tools  prototyping  sketchapp  plugin  productivity  organization  ui  ux 
november 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Consistent Design Systems in Sketch With Atomic Design and the Auto-Layout Plugin | CSS-Tricks
from 2018 and everyone(?) does this component or symbol-driven shit now, but a good summary of atomic design for the uninitiated

looks like Auto-Layout (contains Stacks) has been turned into $$$ plugin Anima — vestiges here?
bem  webdesign  prototyping  sketchapp  plugin  productivity  organization  tutorial 
november 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Articles & Trackbacks by Dan Mall
various articles on finding/doing client work; some good takes & some bad
design  business  webdesign  webdev  inspiration  blog  reference  freelance  work  productivity 
november 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Tailwind Builder | Create Tailwind templates in minutes
rapidly slap together solid/cliche components built with tailwind, very nice; $89 or $12/mo
webdev  webdesign  prototyping  productivity  tools  html  css  library 
november 2019 by inrgbwetrust
inspired by styled-system (of basscss guy), see intro:

'Playroom' lets you quickly prototype pages using your own components across multiple viewport sizes
opensource  styleguide  ui  react  javascript  webdev  resources  library  productivity 
november 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Opinion: Put down the self-help books. Resilience is not a DIY endeavour - The Globe and Mail
“The science of resilience is clear: The social, political and natural environments in which we live are far more important to our health, fitness, finances and time management than our individual thoughts, feelings or behaviours.”

Galen, the second-century physician who ministered to Roman emperors, believed his medical treatments were effective. “All who drink of this treatment recover in a short time,” he wrote, “except those whom it does not help, who all die. It is obvious, therefore, that it fails only in incurable cases.” This is the way of the billion-dollar self-help industry: You are to blame when the guru’s advice does not produce the expected outcome...
psychology  culture  productivity  happiness  health  commentary  optimization 
october 2019 by inrgbwetrust
MDMA 💊 | No Mercy / No Malice
“Addiction is the long-term inability to moderate or cease intake. Someone with an addiction will continue to misuse the substance in spite of the harmful effects. British-Venezuelan scholar Carlota Pérez has written powerfully about the link between technological innovation and extreme income inequality. We see evidence of a Hunger Games economy everywhere. Life has become harder for two of every five Americans.

However, the idolatry of winners, constantly promoted on CNBC and Instagram, creates a high we’re all chasing, the “innovator” badge. Its spoils, coupled with the false narrative that we live in a meritocracy, have dulled our sense of empathy.

We feel it in our gut. We witness immense prosperity, but little progress. A shrinking middle class, depressed teens, and fractured alliances. Still, we continue to look away. As a species, we’re easier to fool than convinced we’ve been fooled. We refuse to face the truth: The innovation industrial complex has ripped at the fabric of our democracy, fomented a caste system, and dulled our sense of empathy.

We’re lying to everyone. We’re lying to ourselves. We’ve lost sight of what’s important. We’ve lost ourselves. We’re addicted.”
capitalism  tech  startup  business  economy  money  commentary  politics  psychology  happiness  productivity  culture  society 
october 2019 by inrgbwetrust
alfred on steroids; command line inspired
osx  software  tools  productivity  cli  search 
september 2019 by inrgbwetrust
How I used Theme UI to build my Gatsby Themes library – Blog | LekoArts
light on details, but otherwise interesting discussion of components, Theme UI, Tailwind, and shadow theme concept to quickly spin up a decent looking site
gatsbyjs  tutorial  css  productivity  library  react  javascript  webdev  code  inspiration  mobile  commentary  static 
september 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Styled System
like basscss or tachyons, from the same(?) dude/crew
css  react  webdev  productivity  prototyping  nodejs  library 
september 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Divjoy - The React Codebase Generator
neat concept...pick some options and it spits out a starter project codebase
javascript  react  productivity  nodejs  webdev  resources  templates  prototyping  framework  code 
september 2019 by inrgbwetrust
React Layouts
nice scaffolding for variously-scoped layout bits; code examples for rebass (like basscss), Theme UI (styled-system or styled-components), and Emotion
webdev  reference  code  react  nodejs  library  grid  wireframe  productivity  prototyping  javascript 
august 2019 by inrgbwetrust
sandbox exploration for Tailwind CSS ...functional immutable classes ala basscss
css  webdev  library  productivity  prototyping  tools  code 
august 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Theme UI
progeny of styled-system or styled-components? looks pretty good even though i don't grok it yet
react  library  css  webdev  productivity  prototyping  javascript  nodejs 
june 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Hire More Designers, OK?
digs into team dynamics using manager-speak to make a compelling argument to slow down and embrace messiness
business  design  webdesign  ux  management  productivity  work 
april 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Tailwind CSS - A Utility-First CSS Framework for Rapid UI Development
atomic/functional css like basscss ...really neat ability to extract into componentized css
css  webdev  library  productivity  tools 
april 2019 by inrgbwetrust
Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control) - The New York Times
“We must realize that, at its core, procrastination is about emotions, not productivity. The solution doesn’t involve downloading a time management app or learning new strategies for self-control. It has to do with managing our emotions in a new way.

To rewire any habit, we have to give our brains what Dr. Brewer called the ‘Bigger Better Offer.’”

good external citations/links
productivity  psychology  happiness  links 
march 2019 by inrgbwetrust
WriteMapper — Outlining software tool for your writing, using mind maps.
mind maps that encourage fleshing-out; exports markdown; recommended by @atav1k
writing  productivity  tools  software 
january 2019 by inrgbwetrust
JIRA is an antipattern | TechCrunch
Here’s an analogy. Imagine a city-planning tool which makes it easy to design city maps which do include towers, residential districts, parks, malls, and roads … but which doesn’t easily support things like waterworks, sewers, subway tunnels, the electrical grid, etc., which can only be wedged in through awkward hacks, if at all.

And don’t even get me started on asking engineers to estimate a project that someone else has broken down, into subcomponents whose partitioning feels unnatural, by giving them about thirty seconds per feature during a planning meeting, and then basing the entire project plan on those hand-waved un-researched off-the-top-of-the-head half-blind guesses, without ever revisiting them or providing time for more thoughtful analysis.
agile  antipattern  software  tools  business  work  productivity 
december 2018 by inrgbwetrust
No More Google
huge list of alternatives to google suite
privacy  software  tools  list  links  analytics  email  productivity 
september 2018 by inrgbwetrust
In defense of Functional CSS | Mike Crittenden's Blog
thorough explanation of benefits to using things like basscss; see link at bottom for huge collection of similar articles

important point: "Also, if you find yourself in a situation where you're using the exact same classes in a bunch of different places, that's probably a DRY problem with repeated markup, and you should likely consider abstracting that into a reusable fragment or template so that you can define it in one place and just include it wherever you need it."
css  productivity  organization  commentary  links  webdev  html 
september 2018 by inrgbwetrust
Tailwind CSS - A Utility-First CSS Framework for Rapid UI Development
progeny of basscss? configurable using postcss, huzzah. structured to facilitate design systems too. good for rapid prototyping.
css  framework  productivity  webdev  resources  ui  prototyping  opensource  css3  styleguide 
september 2018 by inrgbwetrust
highly polished UI elements, but no theming available yet
javascript  react  library  webdev  ui  resources  productivity 
september 2018 by inrgbwetrust
styled-system/ at master · jxnblk/styled-system
"A bunch of style utilities by @jxnblk that allows you to pass predefined styes like spacing, color, widths, etc to your components directly. Like the atomic css approach (tacyons/basscss) mixed with styled-components and themes." — @laurie_jones
webdev  react  css  productivity  library  code  tools  javascript 
june 2018 by inrgbwetrust
It’s about time to design in the real world. Introducing Hadron!📢
souped-up IDE, kinda reminiscent of dreamweaver (i.e. code is a first class actor in UI) but organized around building web components within a PWA.
webdev  webdesign  code  tools  prototyping  productivity  software 
may 2018 by inrgbwetrust
In Defense of Utility-First CSS | frontstuff
arguing points for atomic/functional/basscss, yay

"HTML “bloat” doesn’t matter, but CSS does. The network and engine don’t care how many classes you have in your HTML, but the way you write your CSS counts. If your decision-making process revolves around performances, make sure you focus your attention on the right things."
css  productivity  optimization  webdev  commentary  html  code  organization 
may 2018 by inrgbwetrust
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