Jonathan Simcoe

Jonathan Simcoe

Portland, OR Co-Founder → A Kids Book About Joined over 8 years ago

  • 156 stories
  • Posted to A Kids Book About™ — Kids books that matter. , in reply to Bevan Stephens , Oct 03, 2019

    Thanks, Bevan! Honestly we had this same discussion internally and I thought the same thing initially. The response has been the opposite from the kids we've read the book to, my own kids, as well as stories we've heard from other parents. They actually love the simplicity and the playfulness we achieve purely through typography, shape, and color.

    1 point
  • Posted to Is Affinity Designer a good replacement of Sketch?, in reply to Diego Lafuente , Jul 09, 2019

    Figma has free accounts for personal use. Try it out!

    0 points
  • Posted to Notion 2.3 — Evernote Importer & Web Clipper, in reply to Joshua Turner , Mar 15, 2019

    Gosh, that is a nice interpretation of the desktop icon!

    -1 points
  • Posted to Notion 2.3 — Evernote Importer & Web Clipper, in reply to Henry Moran , Mar 15, 2019

    Wasn't trying to be sneaky. I actually had a conversation with the mods about it before posting it. Referral links don't violate any community Guidelines, especially since the link is to a legitimate feature release from Notion — a great product. That being said, I took the referral portion off the URL because of some complaints.

    4 points
  • Posted to After 2 years, I’m finally releasing the first issue of Visions, a sci-fi magazine I’ve edited and designed, Mar 15, 2019

    Mathieu, I love the original typeface and the grainy feel of the print magazine. Dan Rubin and I were chatting about it on Twitter. It's gorgeous, mate!

    1 point
  • Posted to How are y'all collecting / organizing design pattern inspiration?, Mar 12, 2019 all the way! It's so great for visual inspiration and research.

    1 point
  • Posted to The all-new Kirby 3.0, in reply to Hardi K , Jan 24, 2019

    I've really enjoyed using Laravel Forge for hosting. It connects to a your DigitalOcean Droplet or AWS, is affordable, and a very scalable way to host sites, manage SSL, and so forth.

    1 point
  • Posted to The all-new Kirby 3.0, in reply to Stuart McCoy , Jan 23, 2019

    I love me some Statamic. There are lots of great CMS options these days.

    1 point
  • Posted to The all-new Kirby 3.0, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Jan 23, 2019

    One of the beautiful things about 3.0 is that you can use it as a headless CMS:


    Instead of using Kirby's front-end templates, you can use it to generate a JSON API that can be consumed by a static front-end like Gatsby or Next.js.

    4 points
  • Posted to The all-new Kirby 3.0, in reply to Mauricio Paim , Jan 23, 2019

    For me, the fact that it is "flat-file" means I don't have to worry about porting a database around. Using Laravel Valet I can have a local dev environment up in no time. With Laravel Mix I can leverage a streamlined Webpack asset compilation for JS and CSS/Sass/PostCSS and it takes the fuss out of the painful areas of building on a CMS.

    Also between Kirby's Guide and Cookbook and their Starterkit, it is very easy to get up and running and start building layouts and the kind of content you want to create throughout various areas of the site.

    Kirby's paradigms are simple and straightforward. As a designer all of these things remove barriers for me in being able to design the kind of experience I want for projects.

    1 point
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