Some Thoughts From the Past Week
How one NYC mom-and-pop cafe invites customers in with Foursquare
Coding Horror: App-pocalypse Now
The Definitive Difference between ‘Funny’ and ‘LOL’
“Life is too short to do mediocre work and it is definitely too short to build shitty things.”
I love grids. I also love trying new grids. Here’s a letterhead comp based on the Penguin grid, which is works best on Euro proportions but I built one for letter size. Thanks Ministry of Type for the tutorial. I’m sorta in love with the sight lines, proportions and relationships.
“Being able to say here’s what we built together is way more fulfilling than posting a mockup that never saw the light of day to Dribbble.”
Never trust anyone posing as a tour guide. Learning things is hard. Do the work.
Never trust that part of you that wants a tour guide. All of us are tempted by the Cliff-Notes. Decline them. Sometimes you must wander through The Louvre.
Never trust that part of you that thinks you found “the best [_____]” anything. Likely, you are speaking loudly of the little you know, and not intelligently of the everything that is. And you know so little of it. This world was made precisely so that you would know so little of it. And the minute you learn anything of it, you will understand why that part of you was ridiculous.
Never try to look cool and learn something at the same time. You must have an awkward phase. All of us would like to skip that awkward phase. That is not how it works. Here is how it works: Get your ass in the water. Swim like me.”