Initiator Creator - Issue 58

Initiator Creator - Issue #58

By Saurabh Y. // 8 May 2021

Developer

Bootstrap 5 released - Bootstrap

The first stable release of the front-end toolkit includes new components, utilities and a new logo.

LocalStack - A fully functional local cloud stack - LocalStack

LocalStack provides an easy-to-use test/mocking framework for developing Cloud applications. It spins up a testing environment on your local machine that provides the same functionality and APIs as the real AWS cloud environment.

CSS Hell - To Hell with bad CSS! - CSS Hell

Collection of common CSS mistakes, and how to fix them.

Bing’s Content Submission API (Beta) - Bing

At Bing, webmasters don’t have to wait to get their content crawled and indexed. Bing offers webmaster the abilities to tell Bing about the latest changes in their sites, such as providing latest added, updated or deleted content and URLs.

The History Of CSS - CSS-Tricks

Another installment of the Web History Series by Jay Hoffmann about the history of CSS.


Designer

12 Incredible Masterpieces That Show the Oneness of Mathematics and Design - Medium

When many think about mathematics and design, they remember what has become a household idea, the golden ratio. This is very natural. By nature, man seeks out the beautiful, and excitingly, the golden ratio is significant for something to be attractive to the human brain.

A data scientist studied the fonts of the top 1000 websites. Here's what he learned - Dribbble

This article was written by Michael Li—a data scientist and entrepreneur with a love for design. He crawled over a million homepages and saved their HTML and CSS files to analyze every aspect of a website, from images and layout to font and color.

Triangulation: Get Better Research Results by Using Multiple UX Methods - NN/g

Diversifying user research methods ensures more reliable, valid results by considering multiple ways of collecting and interpreting data.

What I learnt roasting 200 landing pages in 12 months - Roast my landing page

200 roasts, £70,000 in revenue and 642 cans of Diet Coke later, Oliver Meakings found most common things that founders miss, advanced ideas for better performing landing pages, and things we learned about building a productized business.

How I Increased Our Conversion Rate by 60% by Redesigning Our Navigation - Data-driven eCommerce

With 90% of the world's population being right-handed, why is everyone placing the mobile menu in the top-left corner - the furthest away from the dominant right-hand thumb?


Entrepreneur

When Does Open Source Make Sense for a Business? - OpenView

That’s tough to answer. In many ways it’s a loaded question—depending on who you ask, you might get extremely strong opinions with widely varying rationales.

How Klaviyo transformed from a lifestyle business into a $4.15B email titan - TechCrunch

Current Klaviyo users may be surprised to hear that email was not part of the product that emerged. Instead, Bialecki and Hallen built a database to collect all the e-commerce data that was falling through the cracks.

Research gives us the problem, not the answer - Hey

If a team is working in a cycle and they can’t decide on a direction, should they do research? How do they fit that in a fixed timebox? This cuts to a fundamental question of where research belongs. If the team can’t decide which of multiple directions is better, it means the project wasn’t sufficiently shaped. There wasn’t enough problem definition.

Most effective subscriber retention strategies, according to publishers - What's new in publishing

A recent survey of 500+ publications revealed the most effective retention strategies for keeping readers subscribed and engaged. The three top-cited were a good onboarding sequence, intentional effort to study reader interests, and sending regular renewal reminders to subscribers.

The 5 Ps of Product Management - The product person

All great products start with a purpose. Without a purpose, a company is flying blind, and having a clear and compelling mission and strategy inspires a product team and points discovery efforts in the right direction.


Marketer

How to Create a Content Calendar That Works For You - Ahrefs

On a macro level, a content calendar gives a top-level overview of everything that will be published over a specific timeframe.

Professional Networking: How To Build Your Network - Builtin

Be patient as you create a network of top-quality contacts who’ll have your back just as you have theirs.

Flourish or Flounder? Soft Skills Make the Difference in Sales - Highspot

We’ve all had to make significant changes in response to the global pandemic, and sales teams are no exception. As the global economy was upended, the pandemic forced a shift to both virtual selling and virtual sales training. Some companies floundered while others flourished.

What Makes an Outrageously Successful Facebook (and Instagram) Ad - GrowthHackers

With the number of Facebook users quickly approaching three billion (with a B), there’s no business that can’t get value from a well-crafted ad on the platform. But the world of Facebook advertising can be overwhelming for newcomers and veterans alike. There are so many nuanced decisions to make that could impact your advertising campaigns. Yet, if you get the fundamentals right, the rest is all about organization and mileage.


Interesting Read

‘Success Addicts’ Choose Being Special Over Being Happy - The Atlantic

The pursuit of achievement distracts from the deeply ordinary activities and relationships that make life meaningful.

Egocentric bias: why we feel like the main character in our own movie - Ness Labs

Do you have a burning memory of an embarrassing experience that happened to you, and can’t help but think that everyone must still laugh about it to this day? Chances are, most of them don’t even remember any of it. That's the egocentric bias at play.

The Dangers of Consistency - Claremont Review of Books

Hitler’s life is the most shocking example ever of the dangers of consistency.


Community Submissions

If you like to share a project or article with the rest of the readers then please DM me at @ICforpreneurs or hit reply

ProgrammerHumor – Humor only programmers can understand

A website that runs optical character recognition on programming related memes to auto categorize and tag them into multiple categories. You can find programming memes on almost all the topics be it databases, JavaScript or Python.


Outro

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