Services I happily pay for
I use a whole lot of different service. Some are free, some require a one time only payment and some have subscription models. Today I want to talk about the latter. So letâ€™s see which services I use and what they do.
CodePen Pro (codepen.io)
I probably donâ€™t have to say much about GitHub. You can host your git repositories there, privately which I happily pay for, or just use the free plan and open source your code and work together with others. We all love GitHub, right?
A few bucks a month and I get access to – what feels like – all the music the world has to offer. Couldnâ€™t imagine living without Spotify – or Rdio, which is basically the same. Other than that I often go to Soundcloud to listen to music.
After not using IRC for a few years, Iâ€™m back and itâ€™s better than ever. IRCCloud makes sure Iâ€™m always online and thus I donâ€™t miss anything in my favourite channels. I use the IRCCloud website as a fluid app on the Mac, which works really great and there is also an iOS app if Iâ€™m on the go.
Many claim that RSS is dead. And while Iâ€™m definitely donâ€™t use it as much as I used to, I still like it and after the Shutdown of Google Read, Feedbin is my new home. A lot of apps are able to sync with it, but I mainly use the website which has a nice, clean interface and is blazing fast.
Currently I use Typekit for serving webfonts to this blog. There are good alternatives out there but Typekit was the first I took notice of and I stuck with it. But I have to say that I often look at the fast growing Google webfonts library and also love the fonts by H&FJ. So while Iâ€™m content at the moment, I might switch some day.
Which services do you use and are happily paying for?
Screencast: Was macht animation-fill-mode: forwards und wieso ist es cool?
In diesem Screencast geht es um
animation-fill-mode: forwards; Was ist es? Was kann es? Wieso ist es cool?
Euch hat das Video gefallen und ihr wollt mehr sehen? Dann nicht vergessen das Video zu liken. Schreibt auch gerne einen Kommentar mit Themenwünschen, Fragen, Ideen, und so weiter.
Und nicht vergessen den YouTube Channel für mehr Screencasts zu abonnieren.
As you might know Philipp, Marcel and me are working on the new watched.li, a service to track the shows you are watching.
Marcel already did most of the Design work and I’m currently putting together the Front End. To try CodePen a little bit more I put a small part of my current watched.li work online as a Pen. You can see one Show-Tile where you can mark shows as seen and unseen. The standard overview in your watched.li account will consist of these tiles.
I wanted to embed the example here, but the code I get from CodePen doesn’t seem to work, so just head over there, have a look and feel free to follow me: http://codepen.io/martinwolf/pen/watchedli-show-tile/
CodePen, the dribbble for Front-End Developers?
CodePen is a service which went into public beta today. The founders are Chris Coyier, Alex Vazquez and Tim Sabat. It’s kind of like jsfiddle, but with a social touch. This could turn out to be really cool.
Biggest problem for me at the moment is, that I really don’t like the design. But let’s see how Codepen evolves. You can find my profile here: http://codepen.io/martinwolf