Tag: Technology

  • WordPress 6.1 – New Theme

    WordPress just keeps getting better and better. I am now using the 2023 theme on top of WordPress 6.1. It has many nice features making vanilla WordPress of a full site editor. It certainly doesn’t have all the bells and whistles like Webflow or EditorX, but for my purposes (a content blog), it is quite…

  • Burn the Boats

    The phrase “Burn the Boats” comes from historical military events. It’s a phrase used once in a while in the tech industry. I used it recently and thought to write about it. Origin In 1519, Hernan Cortez wanted Aztec treasure. He invaded the Yucatan shores with only 600 men. Clearly, he was vastly outnumbered by…

  • Adobe Acquires Figma

    Note: I was one of the first 100 users of Figma and use it daily for work. It’s a terrific tools and has inspired me for many years. Adobe is a fascinating company. Almost all of their products have been acquired over the years. They are one of the last “desktop software” vendors, yet they…

  • Taking notes

    As a new employee, I am meeting lots of new people. I have never been an avid note taker, but with a large group of new information and new people, I am finding it crucial remember names and what was said in meetings. It has me thinking of all the ways you can take your…

  • Beeper App

    I used to use Trillian, a long time ago. It consolidated all of my different communication channels. Unfortunately, Trillian stopped keeping up with the different protocols. At this point, it is out of hand. I am using the following to talk with friends, colleagues, mentees, and other folks: Telegram WhatsApp Signal LinkedIn ADPList Slack SMS…

  • WordPress Twenty Twenty Two part 2

    I’ve been using WordPress 6.0 with Twenty Twenty Two theme for a little while now. I had a particular vision of how I wanted my homepage to look and work. This is a breakdown of how I achieved the effect along with thoughts on the new Full Site Editing in WordPress 6. It’s been an…

  • 1Password 2022

    I just signed up for the family subscription of 1Password. This is a password management tool. We have not used something this before, but I am impressed so far. The cost for the family is $5 a month. Benefits Just to jump to the end of why you may want to consider doing something like…

  • My PM/UX Influences

    I was thinking back over the last three decades in terms of product design and product management. There are certain people who made a significant impact on me. I thought it might be useful to list them down in a chronological order. Joel Spolsky The year was 1991 and Microsoft Excel was being produced. The…

  • Figma Interactive Tree v3b

    Figma Community File Rule of product design #7: Always show your work in prototype. Never make people look at your canvas. There reason to use a prototype is to curate the experience for your consumer which may include engineers, product managers, and even users/prospects. Having your designs be nearly high fidelity and realistic will get…

  • Figma Updates 2022

    Figma just dropped a ton of new features. I have been trying them out (building a new design system) and I am mostly impressed. However, they are very different, so every designer out there should set aside a few hours to become familiar with them. Here is a quick review, but I suggest finding videos…

  • Table/Grid UI Pattern for Applications

    I would venture to say the Table/Grid is the most misunderstood and underdeveloped single UI control used today, especially in B2B applications. I thought it would be a good idea to detail it out. Warning: It’s thorough! Note: AG-Grid is an excellent React/Vue-friendly table system with all of these features. I would suggest using it…

  • Logitech Devices Review 2022

    Logitech (although their device names are Logi for some reason) has been delivering quality parts for many years. I just replaced my keyboard and decided to review all my Logi devices and software all at once. I use them for my mouse, keyboard, and webcam. All of these Logitech devices are admittedly expensive, but when…

  • WordPress Twenty Twenty Two theme review

    I switched to the WordPress Twenty Twenty Two theme this week and have been working hard to get it functional. I waited until Twentig was compatible with it. To be honest, I could not have made it work without Twentig. This is by far, the most ambitious upgrade of WordPress that I have ever seen…

  • Figma variants 2022

    Follow-up to Rules for a Good Figma Design System Design system principle Make every component so the designer does not need to do anything “custom”. They just add and configure components off the shelf and change text. Make it impossible to mess up. Variants The key to a good system is to use variants liberally.…