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over 6 years ago from Sacha Greif, Creator at Sidebar

  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

    Thanks! Basically I got frustrated with delivering static Photoshop mockups without being able to control the final outcome, and spending so much time working on other people's projects.

    I had always done some coding on the side (jQuery, WordPress, etc.) so that helped make the transition. But mostly, it was more about keeping my daily expenses low and saving enough to be able to stop freelancing.

    I haven't freelanced in about four years now, and just live off my own projects.

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    • Alex CicanAlex Cican, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

      grammarnazi: “…and just live off my own projects“

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    • Giovanni HobbinsGiovanni Hobbins, over 6 years ago

      What path did you choose when jumping in? I see you're a fan of react nowadays. Would you recommend someone like me to start there? I also have CSS/WP experience but very little jquery experience.

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      • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, over 6 years ago

        Well like I said I started with WordPress and jQuery, then tried learning Rails when building Folyo, but somehow it never made sense (looking back, I think Rails just introduced too many new concepts at once for me).

        I then discovered Meteor and liked it much better, since I was at least comfortable with JavaScript through my experience with jQuery.

        Later on I transitioned from pure-Meteor to Meteor/React, and then from there Redux, GraphQL, etc.

        These days I would start with the React ecosystem (at least on the front-end), and I actually wrote a guide on how to do it:

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