Juan Olvera

Juan Olvera

Conroe, TX Front-end developer at HostGator Joined over 9 years ago

  • 1 story
  • Posted to Bootstrap 4 has arrived! (Beta), Aug 11, 2017

    I was the first one to recommend not to use Bootstrap on IRC or IRL, I usually suggested to start from scratch because of more control and ad-hoc solutions. Also, I complained about the bloat.

    But now that I work with more real world applications (in the context of a large amount of users), and look back to old projects, it became clear that Bootstrap is a really useful tool, and should be embraced by anyone that cares about cross browser compatibility, accessibility, and easiness to maintain/onboard new devs.

    Just the time that I have spent making old projects more accessible, just that, it makes it worth to use bootstrap for any new project.

    I appreciate the detail they have put on accessibility and thank @mdo and the collaborators for that.

    7 points
  • Posted to Front End Developers - slack channel, in reply to Zach Reed , May 22, 2017

    I was thinking the same, i like Reactiflux one a lot https://www.reactiflux.com/ even thought is for a discord channel, not slack, is for the same purpose.

    0 points
  • Posted to Front End Developers - slack channel, May 22, 2017

    I've tried that channel a while ago, when i first entered two guys were talking about some girls, boobs, etc., extremely off-topic, the talk was intense.

    I prefer ##frontend channel on IRC (freenode)

    0 points
  • Posted to Freelancing: How did you get your first client?, May 14, 2017

    I googled "web design houston" and sent an email to the first 200 results asking if they needed help.

    I got like three responses only, but two of them were my biggest clients for the next two years. I was able to do a living with only with them for like six months.

    The next thing I did was to post an ad in craiglist (I know, I know), I got a lot of BS offers but I was able to get one good client from there.

    So at that point I had two big clients and one mid-size client. The there weren't a one website job, they were web design agencies doing a lot of websites that needed someone to do quick fixes for clients and build some quality sites from scratch from time to time.

    80% was CSS fixes and 20% building sites from scratch.

    After some time I managed to get some endorsements for my skills in Linkedin, that slowly started to get me some other gigs, and full time job offers, which is where I am right now.

    0 points
  • Posted to Austin, TX DN Members?, Aug 17, 2016

    I'm in Houston, but go to Austin frequently so count me in :)

    0 points
  • Posted to GitHub now uses default system font, in reply to Krisztian Puska , Jul 12, 2016

    After a little while you start to notice the niceness, yesterday I wasn't sure but today I love it

    1 point
  • Posted to Show DN: Digital Portfolio of Evan Kosowski, in reply to Andreas Ubbe Dall , Feb 23, 2016

    I got your point and you are, in my opinion, partially right. Still, I think (personal preference probably) that getting descriptive or verbose feedback is better because it address the issue directly than trying to guess what's wrong.

    Imagine that 8 of the 10 comments were like that, trying to deconstruct feedback of different people, with different views, from different cultures in a two words sentence.

    You probably are smart and can figure out what that means, but what about new designers that they think doing scroll hijacking is OK, then they read "Scroll hijacking?!?! Seriously?!?!", then what input they will get if they are still learning?

    I probably sounded like a dick, and I should have elaborated more my comment, I apologize for that.

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Digital Portfolio of Evan Kosowski, in reply to Mark O'Neill , Feb 22, 2016

    Off-topic. This is good constructive criticism, instead of "Scroll hijacking?!?! Seriously?!?!" that gives no value. Just saying.

    4 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Favorite bash_profile aliases?, Jan 24, 2016

    be nice

    alias please=sudoalias hosts='sudo $EDITOR /etc/hosts'

    list only directories

    alias lsd='ls -l | grep "^d"'

    cat with beautiful colors. requires Pygments installed

    alias c='pygmentize -0 style=monokai -f console256 -g'

    undo a git push

    alias undopush="git push -f origin HEAD^:master"

    0 points
  • Posted to Minimal Personal Sites from the net, Sep 08, 2015

    http://jolv.me :)

    1 point
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