Jake Chapman

Jake Chapman

Seattle, WA Engineering Manager Joined about 10 years ago via an invitation from Perry A. Jake has invited Maksim Surguy

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  • Posted to Midnight — Dark Theme Sketch Plugin, in reply to John Doe , Jan 02, 2018

    I'm primarily a developer. Thank you for understanding how much time/money goes into something even this simple.

    16 points
  • Posted to User Interface from PiedPiper, Jun 06, 2016

    Fucking modified Bootstrap. It's a damn virus I tell you!!!

    5 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Jetlag photos, in reply to Matthew Blode , Feb 03, 2016

    Canvas 100%

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What is Digit.co built on?, Jan 22, 2016

    Not sure of exact API's of the apps internals, but the application looks to be built with Erlang using the Cowboy framework.

    2 points
  • Posted to How do you keep yourself motivated?, Aug 17, 2015

    Get a passion outside of being a front-end developer.

    We spend so much time building up our knowledge for the first few years it can be COMPLETELY overwhelming. By the time you feel like you have a handle on it, the next big thing comes along and you need to start learning that, rinse and repeat, it's a vicious cycle.

    At my place of work I work on some lengthy projects as well as small ones. 3-4 weeks to 5-6 months. The smaller ones really aren't that hard to stay motivated as it's not your employees job to help you find inspiration and creativity, it's their job to help foster your creativity for a project. If the smaller projects are what's getting you because it seems boring, find new ways of accomplishing the problem. Do you use Gulp/Grunt for your build tool? Try mixing in Webpack/Browserify into the mix.

    If you aren't already passionate about something that's away from the computer, do so. You'll find that most of the greats in any field have outside passions they are able to focus on and find inspiration while doing.

    For myself, it's cars, cooking, photography and (people might think it's dumb) but competitively playing FPS shooters like CoD, Halo etc...

    Your brain needs an outlet to forget about work, you deal with enough there especially in bigger companies like Politics, code critiques that can take a toll on your esteem and what not. By the end of the day it's relaxing to come back to do something that is JUST YOURS and no one can say SHIT about.

    I honestly disagree with "side projects" that are in the same field of work that you do. Especially when trying to stay motivated, to me it's counter intuitive, "I'm unmotivated to write some code, so let me go write some code."?? That's always just leads me down a rabbit hole of stuff all that "new stuff" I mentioned earlier and just feeling overwhelmed.

    I find I get most motivated to work during the day when I know at the end of the night, I can take a nice "fast" car ride home in my Mustang that I work on myself and take pride in, cook myself a delicious fancy ass dinner, filet mignon if you're wondering :), can edit some photos or bust out some headshotz on N00bs for the rest of the night.

    If I don't feel like doing any of that, I'll find a nice book and enjoy that... or sleep, sleep is nice haha

    This is what works for me, everyone is different. Stay Motivated, Stay Constant friend :)

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Know any true Jack/Jill of all trades websites?, Jun 17, 2015


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  • Posted to How do you like to organize your large SASS projects?, in reply to Brandon Durham , Feb 12, 2015

    That is true. My apologizes for implying.

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  • Posted to How do you like to organize your large SASS projects?, Feb 12, 2015

    This will start an all out war with being as subjective of a topic.

    The best way to think about it is, smalls bits and pieces.

    I recently just found this, which can help guide you as you figure out your own ways of wanting to structure your stylesheets.


    0 points
  • Posted to Let's share VSCOcam accounts, Dec 18, 2014

    Mine, enjoy! :)


    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What kind of bike do you ride?, Dec 18, 2014



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