Full-stack Development • Iteration • Testing • Data Storage • Data Cleaning • Back-end Development • Front-end Development • JSON • Mobile Development • HTML/CSS
Notepad + pen • Sublime • Sketch
Many people collect quotations and words of wisdom they come across.
For me, when I find one, I’ll either take a picture of it or jot it down on my phone or computer.
I built this project as a way to be reminded of these useful and interesting notes in a non-obtrusive way that would be presented in the periphery of attention (when opening a new tab, i.e. when your attention is temporarily floating.), thus taking advantage of spaced learning approaches.
Ideas and feedback welcome on Github.
Keep it simple and iterate
I experimented with creating an app—but it seemed like overkill. I wasn’t ever going to click on it.
I experimented with creating an email reminder of one random quote 1/day—but that was going to clog up email and that left a bitter taste in my mouth.
I experimented with creating a bot that would SMS me every morning—but I do that now with weather, and I feel like it wouldn’t hit me with the right level of attention—I would just find it distracting.
I preferred something as simple as possible and that blended into the background.
I wrote custom CSS that relied on the soft-gray of the Chrome background, and used a contrasting gray for the text color. I centered everything and played with character encodings to ensure that the quotes I used would render properly.
If you want to see it live without downloading a Chrome Extension, just head on over to the project page on Github for the same functionality.