That was the title of the document that my 11-year old sent to me: “Contract / Money Thing”…
There are some great new products that allow folks to get into blogging without the complexity of working through a difficult CMS is pretty encouraging.
One of the neatest things that I love is working through the in-app notifications that we ultimately need to build.
These things can come in many shapes and forms and designing them effectively takes time and great consideration as there’s really nothing more annoying that a bad and poorly designed notification.
I mean, we all know what that’s like.
As you can see above, adding a small bar at the top might seem familiar (which is good) but it wasn’t always this way! Design aesthetic changes as consumer behavior (and expectations) change and it’s our job and responsibility to make sure that we’re building what our users want.
So, even the smallest design choice can make a huge difference, short and long-term. And even though you may only see this specific notification once… it needs to stay out of the way and be useful without being obnoxious.
These are the types of design decisions that we obsess over… because these are the types of things that make it different, special, and ultimately… useful.
I got this question recently on Twitter and I usually ignore most DMs, but, I felt like it was worth giving an honest answer:
This is super-interesting… it really is a science:
This was shot entirely on a new iPhone XS, which is pretty neat:Continue reading
There’s a lot that I enjoyed in this interview of Jeff Bezos who I greatly admire (see here, here, here, here, here, and here). But, the one thing that blew me away was the fact that he’s been able to maintain a marriage for 25+ years while building one of the biggest companies in the world.