SOAP. Simple Object Access Protocol. Except it's not Simple, it's Complicated. And it's not about Objects, it's about RPC. So, really: CRAP
— Joe Walnes (@joewalnes) March 3, 2014
The IKEA Effect, wherein a person overestimates the value of a thing if they helped build it.
It’s a great skill if one can truly value his work: if it’s crap, just admit it and use (or build!) something better.
If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
After building ‘just websites’ for 5 years it amazes me how many other tools exist to create the most awesome things while being efficient … and I’m having the time of my life learning all these new things!
It feels like I’ve broken out of a routine I was stuck in for a long time. I was just building things, but not building cool and innovative things. Everything moves so fast that if you don’t keep up, that is were you will end up.
And you don’t want to end up in a position where you have reached zero motivation because you’re doing the same thing over and over again. You have the right to ask for time to spend on research and learning new things.
In the web business it is of utmost importance to be on top of things, which is why I attend that many conferences/meetups and am active as a freelancer next to my job as a lecturer. If your boss denies you research/experimenting time, you should switch jobs. Really.
Your mother’s maiden name is on Ancestry.com, your high school mascot is on Classmates, your birthday is on Facebook, and so is your best friend’s name—even if it takes a few tries.
— Mat Honan
Yes, a repost.
Every time you see 320px, 480px, 768px, 1024px used as breakpoint values, a kitten gets its head bitten off by an angel … or something like that.
— from 7 Habits of Highly Effective Media Queries by Brad Frost.
Remember Y2K? Wait for 9KPX.
That’s the day when screens get wider than 9999px and everybody’s <h1> text-indent logo styling reappears.
— Mat “Wilto” Marquis (@wilto) August 26, 2013