Category: Workflow

Don’t listen to those productivity gurus: why waking up at 6am won’t make you successful

If you want to be successful, many experts and life-hackers say you should wake up at 6 am, take a cold shower, exercise, meditate, journal and brainstorm, review and set goals, read news and industry sites, consume inspiring content, eat a protein-rich breakfast Whew. That’s a lot to accomplish before 8 am. I’m ...

Confessions Of An Impostor

    Five years ago, when, for the first time ever, I was invited to speak at one of the best front-end conferences in Europe, I had quite a mixture of feelings. Obviously, I was incredibly proud and happy: I had never had a chance to...

False Ambition: Am I a Designer, Developer, or Both?

I started out as a designer. At one point in time, I was forced to start developing. Now, it’s time for a reset. We Didn’t Have Anything This goes back to the nineties. Netobjects Fusion was the most widespread design tool, with Microsoft’s Frontpage as a close second. Fusion was made for designers. T...

User Authentication For Web And iOS Apps With AWS Cognito (Part 2)

    In today’s digital landscape, developers constantly need to be adding new tools to remain competitive and at the top of their craft. If you regularly create new web or mobile applications, then Amazon Cognito is a powerful...

My Ideal Sketch Setup For UI Design

    User interface (UI) design has changed dramatically in the last few years, as traditional computers have ceded dominance to smaller screens, including tablets, mobile phones, smartwatches and more. As the craft has evolved, so h...

Freezetab: A Different Way of Managing Chrome Bookmarks

The brand new Chrome extension Freezetab turns managing your bookmarks with the Chrome browser into a treat. Chrome’s Native Bookmark Management is Impractical When saving lots of bookmarks, you probably won’t consider using the Chrome bookmark functionality. It is rather sub par, to say the least. It’...

An Introduction To Gravit Designer: Designing A Weather App (Part 2)

    Welcome back to the second part of this tutorial on Gravit Designer. In the first part we took a general look at Gravit and set everything up, created the background image in the weather app and the status bar, and then started t...

An Introduction To Gravit Designer: Designing A Weather App (Part 1)

    Being a designer at the moment is great because a wealth of modern design applications are available that let you easily bring your ideas to the screen: Sketch, Affinity Designer, Adobe XD (beta) and Figma, to name just a few (no...

How To Create A Sketch Plugin With Front-End Technologies

    UX design hasn’t been the same since Sketch arrived on the scene. The app has delivered a robust design platform with a refreshing, simple user interface. A good product on its own, it achieved critical success by being ext...

How to Master Your API Workflow with Postman

Building good APIs is hard, and anyone who had the chance to do so can relate to this. A project can easily grow to become a mess. One can keep trying to adopt an approach to make it more enjoyable, like trying a documentation-first workflow, but something always feels clumsy. I was trying out Postman lately, a tool w...