April 2019 Digest & Bookmarks
This month has been a pleasant one. Even though I had moments where I felt overwhelmed by what I still I thought I have to learn. (Anyone else who doesn’t use TypeScript at the moment?)
Everybody’s time is limited and one can only progress within the limits of one’s own possibilities. Everyone has an individually given, irrevocable pool of (mental/physical) power from which to draw one‘s strength.
I had to realize once again that it makes more sense to concentrate on one thing and do it thoroughly (even if this means just reading a blog posting) rather than to work on several things in parallel. Also, you don’t have to learn all the new shiny stuff or use every new tool that is trending. It’s more important to notice big shifts in the industry. Learn what appeals to you. Things constantly change — this shouldn’t be the cause of stress and anxiety for you.
Since the beginning of the year, I have set myself a feasible goal every month. This month to develop and establish a blog, including layout, code and a first post. There were even three.
Over Easter, I visited a good friend in Bremen, Germany, and thought more intensively about my near future.
I don’t know how many articles I will publish monthly. But the goal is at least one: the digest. Not only can I share interesting links in this format, but I also know later when I found which websites. I didn’t have this chronology in my bookmark list yet.
In this section, I categorize everything I find worth reading and worth exploring. One of my favourite findings was Ana’s blog. In fact, it was her blog that convinced me to actually start my own blog. Not to please, or to gain forced reach, but for myself.
I shamelessly adapted her approach to classify articles into tech-related and non-tech-related. 😇
Useful Resource of the Month
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- Storyclock Research Log of The Avengers visualizing the film’s structure in the form of a clock by Plot Devices
- How to be productive: Productivity tips and hacks for developers and writers by Flavio Copes
- Everything I know about freelancing by Andy Adams
- Powers of Two by Ben Rady
- Dev perception by Jeremy Keith
- All you need to know about hyphenation in CSS by Richard Rutter
- Your Body Text Is Too Small from the Marvel Blog
- Illustrated.dev explains web development through illustration
- Google Cloud and The New York Times partnered to digitally catalogue The Times’ photo archive
- CSS masonry with flexbox, :nth-child, and order by Tobias Ahlin
- Blog from Online Marketing Tools by crowdy.ai
- Bus stop scene tribute to the movie My Neighbour Totoro, made with Grid Layout and CSS animations from Jackie Card
- Use a <form> to make an email by Chris Coyier
- Direction aware hover effect by Tobias Reich
- Fading out siblings on hover in CSS by Trys Mudford
Web Design Eye Candy
Journal — Organize all your content and ideas together in one place. Write, save for later, research, and plan projects big and small.
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