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  1. Edit more, write less

    In a wide-ranging interview on AngelList’s podcast, Keith Rabois talks about his experiences helping to grow Paypal, Square, and OpenDoor (amongst others). There’s a wealth of learning in there, including Keith’s theory on hiring barrels which we’ve started to really take to heart at Canva. But one of the things that caught my ear were his thoughts on editing as…

  2. Counting down

    Counting down to launch is one of the greatest and scariest things you can do. Just over 5 years ago…

  3. Changing the world through communication

    This is the written version of a talk I gave at Change the World in May, 2018. It’s a conference…

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  1. Resolution dependent layout

    Way before there was a thing called responsive design, I wrote about a technique that could enable a website to change its design based on the size of the screen. This concept was one of the forebears of responsive web design and functioned as a substitute technology until browsers caught up with media queries…

  2. The 139 mix tape

    What do you get when take the best parts of 139 songs, slice them up, and paste them back together? 45 minutes of awesome beats…

  3. Web Directions titles

    Opening titles for the Web Directions conference created entirely in HTML, JavaScript and WebGL. Synced simultaneously across 2 massive projectors…

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