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Why Figma Wins

Kevin Kwok: Building for everyone in the design process and not just designers is also the foundation of Figma’s core loop, which drives their growth and compounding scale. That network effect is made possible by Figma’s key early choices like:  • Architecting Figma to be truly browser-first, instead of just having storage be in the cloud • […]

“Their understanding of their own economic power is amazing.”

Callia Hargrove in Dan Frommer’s The New Consumer: From my work at Teen Vogue — that job really opened my eyes to what the future can look like, and that people that are younger demand these things.  It’s not like my parents’ generation where it was like, “It’d be nice if they would feature people […]

Forcing Funny

A small bit in Robert Heaton’s A blogging style guide, vol 2: Not every subject needs levity, and some subjects are incapable of supporting it. I used to be too determined to will whimsy where whimsy wasn’t welcome. I generally like reading other people’s blogging advice. I chose this one bit from that post to […]

Encouraging a Culture of Written Communication

Maarten Claes: As much as possible, encourage people to post anything of interest to the public channels. Notice that I’m saying public channels, and not private messages, because we don’t ping anyone unless it’s necessary. We just want to make the information available. If you are changing a configuration option on production, considering to do […]

In C / Bb

Darren Solomon released a neat project: In Bb 2.0. The “more info…” section doesn’t explicitly say this (so maybe it’s just obvious?) but it seems like a clear nod to Terry Riley’s In C. In C consists of 53 short, numbered musical phrases, lasting from half a beat to 32 beats; each phrase may be repeated […]