Next weekend, MailChimp’s Jenn Downs will be conducting a half-day user research workshop at TheClubhou.se. I’m really excited to have Jenn back in Augusta so soon after Web Afternoon Augusta.
In this workshop you’ll learn how to design moderated and unmoderated usability tests and user interviews, recruit test participants, interview customers (by asking all the right questions), and analyze and share results that really get noticed and read. You’ll also look into running tests on mobile devices with new usability testing apps and DIY methods.
This event is strictly limited to 20 seats. Admission is free thanks to the kind support of MailChimp, but you must RSVP in order to attend. Lunch will be provided.
CodeKit – The Kit Language — I’ve been using CodeKit to compile Sass/LESS and optimize various assets for a while… but I had no idea CodeKit had it’s own language for handling imports and variables with basic HTML files… TIL.
I finally started working my way through the backlogs of links I had saved to read within Pocket. I found myself repeatedly hopping over to Delicious to bookmark my favorites. Then, I remembered IFTTT supported both sites.
So I created the Pocketing Faves recipe. Every time you mark a link as a Favorite within Pocket, it’ll automatically get saved as a Public Bookmark on Delicious.
I’ve started working on the Super Ginormous child theme for Tersus once more. As part of my social media fast, I’m taking 30 minutes a day to work on a personal project. I’ve converted the theme’s stylesheet to be Sass-based. Next up will be to refine the general look of it…
I’m taking a break from Twitter, Facebook, App.net, Foursquare, Instagram, Google+, etc. for a while. The shear number of social networks I belong to is, in and of itself, a problem.
I love the discussions I have on them. I love what I learn from them. I love seeing what my friends are up to, how their kids are doing. But the reality is… it’s getting to be too much; too distracting.
So I join Jesse and Anton in beginning a social media hiatus as of today. I don’t know how long it will last. But I fully intend to spend more time creating instead of consuming. The only way to combat FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is to Force Ourselves to Miss Out (and hopefully come to the realization that we haven’t missed much at all).