“Goodbye,” said the fox.
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
– The Little Prince, Antione de Saint-Exupery

And this is why I’m blogging. I want to explore and uncover the essential parts of what makes for good websites and applications, and create a resource for fellow thinkers and doers who want to make the online world a more sane, beautiful and humane community.

Eventually, there will be some tutorials on how to accomplish… tasks, maybe even with some helpful screenshots! I’ll be posting some tips-and-tricks I’ve picked up along the way (keyboard shortcuts are your friend!). And ultimately, I plan on thinking out loud about why we do what we do when we make websites and applications.

I have not arrived and have much to learn myself. With how quickly the internet and the way we interact with it are changing, he or she is a fool who doesn’t acknowledge how much more there is to learn. The internet is a whirlwind, so hopefully this blog will be a calm spot where you can stop in, breathe and take something useful with you when you head back out into the storm! I’m looking forward to reading your comments, suggestions and rebuttals of things you find here.

Let’s be lifelong learners. Stay humble. Make awesome things.


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