Initiator Creator - Issue 64

Initiator Creator - Issue #64

By Saurabh Y. // 19 June 2021


The most copied StackOverflow snippet of all time is flawed! - Programming Guide

In a recent study titled Usage and Attribution of Stack Overflow Code Snippets in GitHub Projects, an answer Andreas Lundblad wrote almost a decade ago was found to be the most copied snippet on Stack Overflow. Ironically it happens to be buggy.

Three Front-End Auditing Tools I Discovered Recently - Smashing Magazine

Building a faster website can be a rocket task these days. There are so many things to consider, so it’s challenging to get everything right. Here are three less-known tools that might help you get there.

Utopia - A Design and Coding Env for React Projects That Uses React Code as The Source of Truth - Utopia

a design and coding environment for React projects and components that runs in the browser. It combines VSCode with a design and preview tool, and full two-way synchronisation: design and code update each other, in real time. And unlike any design tool out there, it uses React code as the source of truth.

Scaling a Large Vue.js App - Maxpou

Maxence wrote about his project that he's been working on over the last 3 years and is over 650k lines of code.

Exploring an Open-Source Codebase: Digging Into The Docker CLI - Increment

To excavate deeper meaning and context from a project’s codebase, consider practicing open-source archeology.


Safari 15 on iOS for Web Designers - UX Collective

Apple introduced iOS 15 with quite minor visual changes, but the biggest visual and conceptual change in the OS is probably Safari. It will get a brand new interface on iPhones, iPads and Macs. Let’s go through everything new and design changes you need to know about.

All you need is 5 fonts - Better Web Type

It may seem like you’ll have less choice if you narrow down your scope to only 5 fonts. But you’ll learn how to use them better which will make you a better designer in the long term.

The 6 Levels of UX Maturity - NN/g

UX-maturity model has 6 stages that cover processes, design, research, leadership support, and longevity of UX.


Stripe: Thinking Like a Civilization - The Generalist

The payments company's cultural power may be its most remarkable trait.

How I Developed A $36K/Month Ecommerce Sizing Plugin - StarterStory

Kiwi Sizing focuses on helping online stores with the “sizing problems”, which is a big challenge resulting in unhappy customers purchasing the wrong size because of incorrect sizing information on product pages.

“Traction Tactics” Behind Square, PayPal, Waze, Twilio & More - Nfx

Tactics that drive traction are variable, and often rely more on unique counterintuitive choices than a universal methodology. And yet, if you look carefully, there are visible patterns.

The only thing that matters - Pmarchive

The first article which coined the term 'Product/Market Fit'. To understand a concept, it is important to dive into the logic of why the term was created and the original thinking behind it.


Why Your Marketing Strategy Needs a Conversion Funnel - Unbounce

A conversion funnel is the same idea but applied to your marketing strategy.  Conversion funnels help you lead consumers through the buying journey, to make sure they land exactly where you want them to. Of course, the end goal is to convert them.

How To Engage Audience And Generate Leads By Writing An Ebook - Serpstat

It's not something that can be produced in a day or two. From the planning and topic selection to structuring, writing and promoting the eBook - every step needs to be well-thought of.

How To Win New Subscribers’ Trust and Respect Using Email - Medium

Email marketing can help you build customer relationships.

How to use lead magnets to grow an audience - Ghost

Lead magnets are a tried and true method of growing an audience by giving away free value. But why do some work so much better than others?

Interesting Read

What happens in your brain when you ‘lose yourself’ in fiction - Ohio State News

If you count yourself among those who lose themselves in the lives of fictional characters, scientists now have a better idea of how that happens.

Negative capability: how to embrace intellectual uncertainty - Ness Labs

Despite its name, negative capability is not harmful. It is only negative because it exists counter to false dichotomies, fixed mindsets, and complete confidence in your thoughts. It is about resisting quick explanations, sitting with our doubts, and questioning our assumptions. Not only can it lead to better creativity, but negative capability can also help us become more curious and more humble.

Should we really focus on one thing at a time? - Ness Labs

There is a lot of wisdom behind the “one thing at a time” principle, but is it always the best approach? As with many rules of thumb, a little bit of nuance is needed. Depending on the stage of the project you are working on, open exploration may generate higher quality output.

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OpenHistoricalMap is a project designed to store and display map data throughout the history of the world.


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