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May 8, 2012

Grow Up

People should stop asking if they need designers on their team or as their founding members simply because it is the wrong question to ask. In my opinion, the main question should be: What type of product am I building?

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March 22, 2012

A New Wave Of Self Promotion

It seems that we are all pretty much on the same page (at least I hope) when it comes to unsolicited designs. Up until now, designers use to re-design products on their "spare time" and publish them on various blogs and social networks.

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March 22, 2012

A Day In Tel Aviv

Hey Israeli startups and design studios, I'll be visiting Tel Aviv on April 1st and would love to meet up!

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February 28, 2012

Introducing: Float

Ladies and gentlemen, I am thrilled to introduce Float, a project I have been bootstrapping for over a year now with my two partners in crime, Glenn Rogers and Lars Gelfan. Float is a scheduling app that aims to help agencies allocate their team's time to their client's projects. Feel free to sign up today, the first 30 days are free!

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February 25, 2012

Hosting Services Are Not Designed For Humans

For over a decade I have been building websites. And for over a decade my least favorite part is dealing with domain names, hosting providers and everything in between. It's not the domain squatters or the large companies that degrade woman that bother me (though I do hate them both).

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February 1, 2012

Glass Onion

I told you about strawberry fields, you know the place where nothing is real. Well here's another place you can go, where everything flows. Looking through the bent backed tulips to see how the other half lives. Looking through a glass onion.

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January 7, 2012

Terminology

Yesterday I had a conversation on Twitter with two amazingly talented folks. It was about god. Yup. Why I always have the urge to talk about god (especially on Twitter) is beyond me.

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January 1, 2012

Revolution

You say you want a revolution, well, you know, we all want to change the world. You tell me that it's evolution, well, you know, we all want to change the world. But when you talk about destruction, don't you know that you can count me out.

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January 1, 2012

12 Months Of The Beatles

I've always wanted to do the 100 Day Project or something similar. You know, like drawing the same thing everyday. Taking a picture of the same place, at the same time everyday (like that dude from the movie Smoke).

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December 28, 2011

Happy New Year

2011 was one of the most positively life changing years of my life. I couldn't have asked for anything more.

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December 16, 2011

Inspiration

When I say inspiration, I don't necessarily mean observing a design, liking an element of that design, taking it, and incorporating it into a design you are working on.

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December 6, 2011

The Wall

I was 25 and after several years "in the internet business", I decided to do some backpacking in Thailand. I was getting kind of tired of my normal routine, working as a designer for several years and was kind of pissed that all my friends were traveling all over the world while I was stuck behind a desk, working.

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December 2, 2011

Winners

"Every time a new media technology has been made available, it has always been 'abused'. This is the price we pay for progress. Winners will be those who are able to use the new technology to their advantages and losers those who missed this development and continue to follow old business models..."

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October 24, 2011

Real Life Ideas

I attended Brooklyn Beta for exactly 3 hours in total, then had to run to the hospital and help my heroic wife give birth to our beautiful baby girl. So I can't really recap the conference in a blog post...

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October 11, 2011

Hello Twitter

Some of you may know this already but to those who don't, I am thrilled to announce that Julpan, the company I have been actively consulting for over the past year and a half, has been acquired by Twitter.

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September 11, 2011

Two

Sometimes... just sometimes, there's nothing really for me to say. Two words are enough. Nine eleven. It says it all.

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August 27, 2011

Its Actually Pretty Simple

You probably had enough of this whole "designer should know how to code" crap. But I would like to jump in the pool and give my quick opinion. If you're bored of this topic already, here's a fat lady eating something.

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August 27, 2011

I Re-did My Site... Again

So.. yea. I redesigned my site. Again. Despite getting some dearly appreciated good feedback about my previous site, I couldn't stand it anymore (just like I couldn't stand the one before that). Now, you're probably thinking to yourself, wtf Yaron!? Don't you have anything better to do? Do you really have time for this now?

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July 20th, 2011

Version 2

The Rise And Fall Of My Pet Droid

It's that time of the month! A new addition to The Traffic Is Terrible is live. TTIT is my musical playground. Where I can let loose and really surround myself with the thing I love most in this world. Music. Since I am not a real musician, and I can't really play any instrument well, all that is left for me to do, is edit and mix other people's tracks.

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May 25th, 2011

Version 2

I Need Closure

I need closure. Not with a girlfriend or anything like that, I've been happily married for over four years now, but with my side projects. A few days ago, I realized that papahood is just around the corner, and I still have so many side projets just waiting for a final push. How the fuck am I gonna manage getting them all done and juggle being a father at the same time?

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April 27th, 2011

Version 2

The Baby

Remember that Seinfeld episode? It was by far one of my favorites. I really hope that Adva and I won't grow up to be that kind of parent. Well Adva doesn't have that annoying voice. She has a quite pleasant one if you ask me. Also, I am pretty sure our baby won't look like Lyndon Johnson. It would look more like us I assume. Anyways, I guess what I am trying to say here is that Adva and I are pregnant! Yeay! Well, actually Adva is way more pregnant than I am. I am not pregnant at all. That would be weird. I mean, the baby is mine and all, but it is just mot in my womb. Cause I don't have one. That would be weird as well.

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April 19th, 2011

Version 2

No Nonsense

Two of my peers (and amazingly cool people) just released two great articles on A List Apart. Beside the fact that both articles are very very interesting (yea, I personally know and love the authors, but trust me I am being un-biased), they were also published in a very forward thinking publication. Yea, I know that A List Apart has been around for a while now but with each monthly publication, I am reminded of how they are doing it right. Every month they release only two quality, thought provoking articles.

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March 30th, 2011

Version 2

Greenville Grok

Three weeks ago I came back from SXSW interactive in Austin, Texas. Boy do I love that town. The food is amazing, the beer keeps on pouring and the people are friendly and warm. The conferences...? Not so much. SXSW is not the same. This year they had around 40% more people than last year! Crazy! The problem is that the 40% seemed to be talkers - people who do not "do" anything new, but like talking about it. So essentially SXSW has turned into a bloated beast of social media douchebaggery...

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March 29th, 2011

Version 2

Color Me A Creative

As you all probably know by now, an app called Color was released last week in to the wild. Since it's release it has received some pretty nasty reviews, rants on twitter (myself included) and parodies. As a person that creates products for a living, I know for a fact that this scenario is a nightmare for the production team. My heart goes out to them. With that said, I think there is a small lesson to be learned here.

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March 21st, 2011

Version 2

The Virtual Designer

I need closure. Not with a girlfriend or anything like that, I've been happily married for over four years now, but with my side projects. A few days ago, I realized that papahood is just around the corner, and I still have so many side projets just waiting for a final push. How the fuck am I gonna manage getting them all done and juggle being a father at the same time?

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March 04th, 2011

Version 2

Javascript for Dummies

Since I am interested in continuing the development of my coding abilities, I decided that next up should be Javascript (or maybe JQuery?). Instead of researching for hours what would be the best method (book / video / website) for a beginner to learn Javascript, I decided that the best way is to find out is to just ask people who are smarter than myself. The Twittersphere. I got some really great results so far, and since a few friends asked me to share the results

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February 21st, 2011

Version 2

It's Time For A Change

Yup, I redesigned my site. Well, maybe not a full blown redesign, but more of a realignment. This had been brewing for a long time now and I finally got around to it. Though the previous version is only a little more than a year old, so many things have changed since it's launch - Web fonts, media queries (even though they were around back then, I wasn't aware of them) CSS3 and more - I had to catch up with an industry that waits for no one.

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