#37 — Have a productive 2017

10 things worth sharing

Hi there,

Wish you all have a remarkable holidays. Here are the 10 things I would like to share this week.

  1. In 2016, I wrote 36 issues of newsletter. That already broke my records, which I stopped after writing 14 newsletters in 2015.

  2. In 2017, I will have 3 products to focus: SheepInBox.com, JunkDraft.com and ModernWeb.Design.

  3. I switched to my own newsletter system — SheepInBox — after using ConvertKit for a year. Mainly because I can’t justify the cost and I can build a tool for my own newsletter needs. If I want to build my product, I should be the first customer that want to use it. That’s the importance of dogfooding: “If the team doesn’t end up using their own product and find it exceedingly useful then the product isn’t actually providing the proposed value.”

  4. Well, writing software is hard, by DHH.

  5. I posted some links of Progressive Web App in issue 30. I believe it will be a big hit in 2017.

  6. Jason Fried on how he works. Worth read for a productivity working strategy.

  7. How to communicate hidden gestures in mobile app.

  8. A Sketch plugin for auto layout. It is more convenient to design UI in Sketch now with the plugin.

  9. Math for Motion. Tuning motion value is never easy. This is a good reference point.

  10. I have been using Trix-editor in almost all my projects in 2016. The Quill editor is a new one. Here is the comparison of them.

Thank you to be my reader at 2016. Have a productive 2017!

I found that the email service I was using didn’t send email to inactive subscribers. Some of you may have not received my emails for weeks, or even months. But I did send out emails every week, with some weeks skipped.

If you haven’t received my emails for a long while, or if you’re new, you may find my archives in the medium.com/10-things-worth-sharing.