Recently I was working on building a DoJo-based widget (DoJo 1.X uses VanillaJS in the background) and I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out why a globally-defined array is getting updated across different instances of that widget.
Distracted in awe of Whistler's beautiful scenery, I suddenly realized that I only had one pole as I was about to get off Crystal Chair. Most of the lift line goes over rugged, wooded terrain, so my chances of finding the ski pole I somehow dropped were slim. Nevertheless, I spent about an hour trying to locate my pole, but eventually just ended up buying new poles.
That's how I ended up with a single pole, with no use to it.
Rather than throwing it out, I decided to upcycle it and make a wind chime.
Colorado doesn't need a ten paragraph blog post to explain the awesomeness of this place. So this time around, I won't bore you with the details. Not to say that there isn't much to talk about when it comes to my trip to Colorado a few weeks ago, but I figured this time, I'll let my photos do the talking.
New Years Resolutions. Awesome in concept, terrible in practice.
Working out 6 days a week.
Drinking 8 glasses of water every day.
Taking a 15 minute walk at work every day.
Saying good morning to your co-workers.
Using recipes to cook awesome meals every night of the week.
Making your bed every morning.
Whatever yours might have been - I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you have already failed at least some of them in these first 7 days of 2016. If you haven’t, my apologies, and congratulations - you’re a superhuman.
Packaging matters. I'm a strong believer of that. Generally, no matter how good the actual product is, it won't be a prodigy unless it's packaged well. That holds true for beverages as much as it does with electronics, clothing and resort websites.
A few weeks back, my girlfriend and I were traveling through Arizona, and we popped into a roadside gas station to fill up. We didn't have any intent of buying anything other than gas there, let alone buying wine. But as soon as we noticed this really cool bottle amongst the selection of beverages, both of us got the instant urge to bring some of that red wine home.
New this week, Liberty Mutual's responsive policy quoting and bind website (currently available for Renters insurance on mobile devices 9" and smaller) boasts a clean and modern design, heavy reliance on native HTML5 functionality and a streamlined interview process.
Now that this application is public, I've decided to post a short design analysis outlining key new features behind the new application, which has been designed with the customer in mind from the first page, to the last.