Initiator Creator - Initiator Creator - Issue 76

Initiator Creator - Issue #76

By Saurabh Y. // 18 September 2021


Best Practices for Building Accessible Mobile Apps - Increment

An overview of the mindset, strategies, and tools that will help you create apps that truly work for everyone.

What’s New With DevTools: Cross-Browser Edition - Smashing Magazine

Learn what’s new with developer tools in Firefox, Edge, Chrome and Safari. Discover new and powerful features that will help you be more comfortable and productive when testing and debugging across browsers.

Designing Beautiful Shadows in CSS - Josh W Comeau

Shadows imply elevation, and bigger shadows imply more elevation. If we use shadows strategically, we can create the illusion of depth, as if different elements on the page are floating above the background at different levels.

I completely ignored the front end development scene for 6 months. It was fine - Rach Smith

There was a time when I would have thought that taking such a break from Front End wasn’t possible. That I had to be aware of all the new frameworks and language features to keep my career on track. I was misguided in my thinking and was placing importance on the results, rather than the process.

Building a split-button component - Web dev

A foundational overview of how to build an accessible split-button component.


Scaling front end design with a design system - StackOverflow

If you're building the same UI components over and over, you might need a design system.

Excellent Editorial - Smashing magazine

They say content is king, and they’re right. The web has unlocked untold possibilities for storytellers — provided the story is right, of course. Here are some of our favorite examples of editorial content thriving in the digital realm.

8 best modern fonts to add to your toolbox - Webflow

Learn what modern typefaces are, how to use them, and discover free and paid versions you can use in your own designs.

Grainy Gradients - CSS-Tricks

Browse through Dribbble or Behance, and you’ll find designers using a simple technique to add texture to an image: noise. Adding noise makes otherwise solid colors or smooth gradients, such as shadows, more realistic.

Design system: LEGO kits syndrome - UX Collective

Balancing consistency and contribution should be the primary concern of design systems.


Discover your natural leadership style with this quiz - Atlassian

Refine your approach to leadership by building self-awareness of your default habits, techniques, and behaviors.

Your Business Needs an Enemy - Entrepreneur

Defining your business's enemy may seem combative, but it's really about giving you a focus: something to push against.

How First Principles Thinking Took Naval Ravikant From Zero To Millionaire Silicon Valley Icon - Entrepreneur's Handbook

Naval’s success in Silicon Valley, both as an entrepreneur and an investor, is largely due to his hardcore first-principles approach to everything he does. In his book, he states that he would rather read a basic microeconomics book multiple times than try to learn a bunch of complicated economical theories.

Demand driving supply - Lenny's Newsletter

A surprisingly large number of iconic billion-dollar-plus companies—including Airbnb, DocuSign, Uber, Lyft, Square, Eventbrite, GoFundMe, and SurveyMonkey—share a unique and little-understood growth loop: demand driving supply.

Usage-Based Pricing Playbook: Customer Success Is A Mindset, Not Just a Job - OpenView

45% of expansion stage SaaS companies now say they have a usage-based or consumption-based pricing model, according to data from OpenView’s forthcoming 2021 Financial and Operating Benchmarks Report.


Google's John Mueller Explains Passage Ranking - Search Engine Roundtable

John said passage ranking is not about ranking a specific passage but understanding the content on a really long, not SEO optimized page, and ranking that page (not the passage) for a query where the passage is relevant.

The Law of Shitty Clickthroughs - Andrew Chen

After months of iterating on different marketing strategies, you finally find something that works. However, the moment you start to scale it, the effectiveness of your marketing grinds to a halt. Sound familiar? Welcome to the Law of Shitty Clickthroughs.

Crash Course in Marketing Goal Setting - Substack

It is shocking that how many marketing leaders don’t have clearly defined goals, only have lead and revenue target goals, or set goals that aren’t focused on impact—like “make 10 landing pages.”

Quick-fix checklist to improve signup form conversion - Clearbit

If your signup rate is lower than you'd like, your marketing may be attracting the wrong people … or it's attracting the right people but the signup experience itself isn't working.

The Ultimate Guide To Inbound Marketing For Thriving Businesses - Moosend

One of the success factors of inbound marketing is that it targets people who are already interested in your products/services, looking for ways to reduce their pain points.

Interesting Read

Self-handicapping: when we avoid effort to protect our self-esteem - Ness Labs

Humans are very good at getting in their own way. We make our lives more challenging than they need to be, often without realizing it. Why do we place these hurdles in our way? What can we do to address our self-handicapping behaviors?

Generalists - Refactoring

Career options for generalists are just like their skills: diverse, unusual and interesting. It would be impossible to list them all, so here are the three directions that Luca Rossi has seen applied the most, with success

Bias for Action - Candost Dagdeviren

I always thought that we need to learn all of the fundamentals of a topic before taking any action. It was the approach I took as a software engineer. I spent my whole life going down the rabbit holes, researching, learning, and coming up with solutions that substantially solve the problem. I was wrong. All I needed was action.

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The lorem ipsum of illustrations. Just customize your doodles, grab the code, and use them on your web prototypes, landing pages, or no-code tools.


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