I’ve found Codepen extremely inspirational and powerful. Let me explain why.
- Codepen doesn’t require any setup. You just go to Codepen.io, click on New pen and start creating. Even signing up is optional. No repositories, no virtual hosts, no virtual machines. Just a couple of clicks and you’re writing code.
- In Codepen, everything is public by default. When you’ve created something cool, you can share it immediately. I’m the kind of guy who likes to share cool stuff, whether it is a nice photo of my fatbike or a mindblowing visual experience. I also appreciate the views, likes, and comments that I get.
I haven’t done too much stuff on Codepen yet, but I already have a feeling that it has made me a better developer. Its social features motivate me to experiment and its smooth workflow lets me truly focus on what I’m doing. If you haven’t tried it yet, do it now 🙂
You can find my pens from my Codepen profile.
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