Initiator Creator - Initiator Creator - Issue 74

Initiator Creator - Issue #74

By Saurabh Y. // 4 September 2021


Ready, Set, Multi-Platform - Increment

Tips for picking your stack, shoring up your foundations, and scaling with grace.

Diagnose engineering process failures with data visualization - StackOverflow

Here's three areas where data visualization can make your engineering life easier.

Practical Uses of CSS Math Functions: calc, clamp, min, max - ModernCSS

These CSS functions can be used in perhaps unexpected ways, such as within gradients and color functions and in combination with CSS custom properties.

Interactive Learning Tools For Front-End Developers - Smashing Magazine

A collected of interactive coding tools and games to help you learn CSS, JavaScript, SQL, React, Vim, regular expressions, Jamstack and pretty much everything in-between.

I Bet You Don't Keep A Developer Journal: 3 Reasons You Should - Dev Community

It's tempting to think that a journal is for you to go back and read. In reality it's not, it's a searchable store of knowledge where one of the pieces of information is the date it happened on.


Design polls on social media are not working - UX Collective

Design polls ask social media audiences to compare high-fidelity concepts. The problem is, they lack context and real user input.

Why are hyperlinks blue? - Mozilla

To truly understand the origin and evolution of hyperlinks though, I took a journey through technology history and interfaces to explore how links were handled before color monitors, and how interfaces and hyperlinks rapidly evolved once color became an option.

Design systems as knowledge graphs - Chase M.

Imagining what design system documentation might look like if we approached the system as a knowledge graph rather than a product or tool.

WePresent - WeTransfer

Unexpected stories about creativity.

How to Build and Optimize CTA Buttons That Convert - Unbounce

If you spend 15 hours creating your landing page and three minutes on your call-to-action (CTA) button, you’re making a huge mistake. Every part of your landing page impacts your conversion rate, including that lil’ clickable zone.


How Privy's Integrated App Store Strategy Skyrocketed Their Growth - OpenView

Everything changed—and growth rocketed—when they pivoted to focus almost exclusively on an integrated app store approach. Today, they see more than 10,000 installs a month through their app store and freemium model.

A decade and a half of instability: The history of Google messaging apps - Ars Technica

Google's 16 years of messenger wheel-spinning has allowed products from more focused companies to pass it by. Embarrassingly, nearly all of these products are much younger than Google's messaging efforts.

How to Build Trust with Your Audience - Business 2 Community

The thing is, trust needs to be earned. You can’t expect someone to land on your site for the first time and automatically assume that you’re a reputable, high-quality brand. You have to take action to show that you’re trustworthy and want to do everything you can to help your customers find success.

3 Tips to Beat Founder Stress - OpenView

On the path to success, you can’t avoid difficult moments, and difficult moments can cause stress and anxiety. Once you accept that these feelings are a part of the life you’ve chosen, there are ways you can combat this.


Effective Cold Prospecting Strategies For SaaS Sales - Crunchbase

In order to understand how to make cold prospecting work for your SaaS company, this article will break down the process to help you improve your cold prospecting strategies and maximize sales.

B2B Email Marketing: 11 examples that work - Mailerlite

Historically, B2B marketing lacked creativity and personality. That is changing! Businesses are realizing that communicating their values with a distinct personality can be extremely effective. You’ll see in the examples how some B2B email marketers are infusing creativity into their messaging.

A Successful Content Creator Does These 4 Things in Their Content Business - The tilt

With the release of The Unconventionals: 2021 Benchmark Study of Content Entrepreneurs, a study of over 1,400 content entrepreneurs, we now know what goes into a successful content business: They are focused, disciplined, and patient.

Interesting Read

How to Craft the Perfect Daily Schedule (According to Science) - Doist

Schedule your energy, not your time. And don’t forget to take breaks.

Projection bias: how your “emotional temperature” impacts your decisions - Ness Labs

The projection bias occurs when we are in a “hot” state of mind and incorrectly assume that our current needs will be the same as our future needs. As a result, we tend to make decisions based on how we feel right now instead of how we might feel in the future.

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