Initiator Creator - Issue 61

Initiator Creator - Issue #61

By Saurabh Y. // 29 May 2021

Developer

Why I prefer making useless stuff - Austin Z. Henley

Titus Barik published a paper that contributes a qualitative analysis on the sentiment of programming and play on Hacker News. The themes he found include play as artistry, catalyst, fun, playgrounds, spontaneity, tinkering, and anti-work. There is a quote that I particularly like, "The joy of programming for programming's sake is something you do in your own time."

25 Years of CSS - Meyerweb

Eric shares some of his handwritten notes on CSS from a quarter-century ago, and reflects on the changes that have occurred in the years since.

Why (and how) GitHub is adopting OpenTelemetry - Github blog

OpenTelemetry introduces a common, vendor-neutral format for telemetry signals: OTLP. It also enables telemetry signals to be easily correlated with each other.

The Node.js Application Maintainer Guide - Nodesource

Maintaining a Node.js code base is essential to ensure its success in the long term. There are three main categories to maintain an application: dependencies maintenance, Node.js versions maintenance, and Main dependencies and architecture maintenance.

A Thorough Analysis of CSS-in-JS - CSS-Tricks

Wondering what’s even more challenging than choosing a JavaScript framework? You guessed it: choosing a CSS-in-JS solution. Why? Because there are more than 50 libraries out there, each of them offering a unique set of features.


Designer

20 cool fonts for web and graphic design - Webflow

Their aesthetic nature influences people’s perception of a brand, making font all the more necessary for digital designers to consider when designing for the web and beyond.

No laughing matter: How sketch comedy can enlighten designers - UX Collective

From graphic designers to systems designers and everyone in between, there’s value in observing sketch comedians and learning from their methods.

Work hard and confidence will follow - UX Collective

Interview with Lena Sotto Mayor about her iterative career journey to become a lead product designer.

Brands that are killing the email GIF game - HTML Email

While any sender can add a good GIF meme into a message, that can be a bit boring to us (your email isn’t a Buzzfeed list). There are some great brands that are taking extra time to make GIFs that enhance the email design.

Conversation Design is the Future of UX - Medium

Explore how to design conversations that build better relationships with customers at scale.


Entrepreneur

The Startup Leader’s Summer Reading List - OpenView

The startup leaders on Openview community shared what's on their summer reading list.

Your Startup’s Revenue Problem Is Probably a Broken Sales Process - Medium

Here’s how to identify a broken sales process, why we keep overlooking it, and how to fix it.

Why the Illusion of Control Is Hurting Your Goals - Nir and far

A classic survivor test shows us how the illusion of control can sidetrack us from our mission when things get uncomfortable.

Asynchronous Communication: What It Is & Why You Should Care About It - Doist

While I think remote work is the future, I believe that asynchronous communication is an even more important factor in team productivity, whether your team is remote or not.

3 Unusual Drivers of Early-Stage Growth - OpenView

At early-stage startups, every hire viscerally contributes to the company vibe—and that can either accelerate or slow down growth.


Marketer

How to build an attribution model for your business - Insightly

At any given time, marketers use several marketing channels and strategies to attract and convert the most customers. Since each customer goes through multiple touchpoints within the buyer’s journey, pinpointing which marketing channel or strategy is making the most impact in generating sales for your business can be challenging. In this article, you’ll learn what marketing attribution is and how to build an attribution model customized for your business.

There Are Four Kinds of Keyword Research; Make Sure You're Doing the Right One - Sparktoro

If you’ve been addicted to Google search traffic, everything else can feel inferior. Google is responsible for a majority of referral traffic on the web. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn combine for <10% of what Google Search sends to the open web, and no surprise. Google may be getting more greedy about keeping traffic on its site, but those other platforms were, from day one, built around retaining visitors, not sending them somewhere else.


Interesting Read

On the Link Between Great Thinking and Obsessive Walking - Lithub

From Charles Darwin to Toni Morrison, Jeremy DeSilva Looks at Our Need to Move.

The optimal desk setup: How to create a minimalist desk - Indiehackers

Having the right rig makes work easier, more productive, and more enjoyable. It also helps you avoid injuries that are shockingly common due to poor posture and repetitive movements associated with sub-optimal work setups.


Community Submissions

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The Embedded Entrepreneur: How to Build an Audience-Driven Business

A book by Arvid Kahl, author of best-selling book Zero to Sold. This book is your practical guide to finding the right audience and building the product they need.


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