Ray rants about how “passionate” he becomes about the design of web apps, in particular their font choices, and Kandace tries to talk him down a bit. Also a bit of reflection on why Dropbox Paper is such an enjoyable product.
We talk about equality in our society, consequences and personal experiences with #metoo, some of Kandace’s experiences being a woman in the workplace, and how we relate at Needmore.
Recently Ray decided to contribute to the Standard Ebooks project, to take some of his favorite free books from Project Gutenberg and turn them into attractive digital publications. Yet things didn’t quite turn out as he expected, and now he’s struggling to finish the work. We find out what obstacles he ran into, and what he should do next.
We discuss how our methods of designing websites that need to be updateable has evolved, and how we’ve leveraged the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to craft a better experience for our clients and for website visitors. We also discuss the tradeoffs of different approaches, and what we believe the sweet spot to be.
Kandace and Ray discuss the different types of schedules used by different types of people in our type of work. Ray discusses how he carves out time from his busy schedule to make sure he can work a couple days a week as a “maker,” while still leaving some time to be a “manager.”
Kandace and Ray talk about why they like designing for the coffee industry, and what we’ve learned working with an international client base. We also try to figure out if the term “third wave” means something different depending on where you live.
In our first-ever episode, we discuss what led Kandace to speak at WooConf, what it was like giving a keynote talk there, and what lessons were learned from public speaking.