I've written quite a few mini tools
There's a few more but we'll limit the show off to this much for now.
Which one am I proud of the most? None actually.
They were all ideas that already existed all over the web, things already built
by various developers and in a much better form than I did. The reason for
building them was pretty simple, to learn how they worked internally, I've
re-invented the wheel quite a few times in these cases just to understand what's
going on behind the scenes and that's all they were for.
On the other hand, while still not proud of it, there's one specific web-app
that I use a lot. It's like google for me at this point, I open this web-app
first, look for what I need and then redirect myself to the needed solution
The same website that you are reading this post on. This is the repository that
has had the most commits till date and is something that I should just turn into
a homepage at this point since I do end up on it every now and then anyway.
The best addition to the website was the power menu or command palette that I
added a few days back, you can trigger it right now by pressing CMD/Ctrl + k ,
sadly only possible through a physical keyboard but it opens up a simple
suggestion menu that can be used to browse through the main site, added this
because I avoid using the mouse as much as I can but then I don't have keyboard
support on my own website, ironic much?
The other addition is the collections part on the website, I keep snippets,
checklists and other lists that I might need to browse through for various
stuff, the blog itself has a few posts that work as reference for various issues
that I've had or other idiotic decisions I've made while developing stuff and it
works well in terms that I can browse through them when needed.
Oh , definitely! I've seen websites that are even more minimal , for example
checkout Leo from Vercel's Dev team, his website is really
really simple and uses external tools for basically everything, but then I don't
use social media much so I'm limited to having everything on this instead of
using Twitter as a micro blog, his github repo's speak for how much better of a
developer he is.
I show off a little bit cause I'm not as good, so the marketing is kinda needed.
On the more functional and beautiful side, there's websites from
Sindre Sorhus Paco Coursey - His
website has no nav, it's all power menu based
That's not all of them and obviously, there's tons of more devs that are better
than me, I wouldn't mind if one of them became a mentor of mine though the point
of this specific post was about the tool I used the most.
Final words, not just for me , but I think every dev should have a good website
which they build with a simple thinking that they are going to use it more than
someone else, if you do build it with that thinking, chances are you'll add a
lot of useful things to the website that others might just enjoy as well.
On that note, I should probably style the power menu to look a lot better, it's
super flat like the rest of the site which is nice but then there's no depth
even during actions and that's not nice. Any frontend dev that has any ideas
regarding the power menu and the remaining website's style guide, let me know or
send through a pull request.
That's about it for now. Adios!