Why I use two todo apps

Tags: todo software

Recently, I started using another to-do app. I use one app to add all my tasks, and then I select a few that I want to focus on next and copy them to the new app.

This way, I only open the new app, which has a manageable number of items, avoiding feeling overwhelmed.

Programming is not art

Tags: philosophy software programming

People use software to make things done, and it should be reliable, fast, easy to use, predictable, smooth, etc.

Artwork is usually hard, unpredictable, have a lot of messages inside and not everyone can understand.

So stop whining that web design is the same. It is easy to use, so it copies the best patterns programmers know.

One can't make popular website

Tags: software developing

Every day, there's less individual websites that can get access.
As user's demand and expectations rise to new heights, complexity of tools rises, there's less stuff an individual can make and achieve success in numbers.
This trend is long going and IMO future is in corporate hands which is sad to see.

Build CMS or create content - don't do both

Tags: software tips cms

I have experience in making a website something like IMDb, but of course smaller. While I was making content, I didn't develop, and it took precious time as well as enthusiasm.
And when I develop system I was distracted to add some info and while adding you want to add some more, then your time went off.

In the end, you don't have much content and your enthusiasm of developing a system fades off because of time it took to make something (because you both were building the website and adding content).

Back to files

Tags: software files

I tried a lot of apps and I want to say they all suck.
I'm going back to old school: writing in plain text in dropbox folder.
Power to files.

Development variety decreases

Tags: software developing

Years ago, when I started web development, I made unique websites with HTML and CSS. Although they were not perfect but even 7 years ago they are better than most of the web designs.
Every website I've made had maximum 10-20 Kb of CSS, was extremely responsive even on large monitors, with features that were ahead of its time:
one click, change whole website theme color;
navigation, not hiding with responsiveness. It had 4 items, and it showed 4 or 2 or 1 nav item in a row according to width available.
A bit old school but hot again, gray HTML background with white background of container.

But now I use bootstrap and happy when something at least not bad. In my young age I experimented, used different techniques to achieve something I felt.
Nowadays, it seems that mood is gone.

And I think that mood gone not only for me but for all.
In the early years of the web, it was a hobby or something like that for a lot of folks.
Now it's a job and having google to serve you, having many frameworks, developers forgot how to make things. Copy-pasted stuff is all over the place, most new developers don't even try to make something before googling. Every year hobby developers count decreases and when they are gone, the moving forward will stop completely.
There are few reasons for this:
increasing complexity of websites, apps and amount of features ppl expect
fast and dirty copying and pasting after googling.