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Ben McMahen @BenMcMahen Vancouver, BC

Webmaster of disaster. Currently at https://t.co/Tn7D5uctAl.

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Joined Twitter 4/12/12


@tilomitra @mattgperry @smashingmag @framer Maybe practical gesture based animations? something like swipe to close... drag and drop, etc.I’ll be writing a tutorial for @smashingmag about practical Framer Motion animations for React apps. Will be coveri… https://t.co/7aUyEGAOQQ
Retweeted by Ben McMahen @notbrent impressive - wish I had that ambition. i was thinking 2x runs + 1x mountain bike was pretty good... @notbrent "than me" - omg, pleease, an edit button, twitter @_brotzky Thanks 😩 @notbrent heh - you're definitely more dedicated to me. do you bother with a gym membership at all, or just run outside all winter?
10/21
2019
Looking at the hourly forecast, trying to determine when I'm least likely to get drenched during a run. Yep, I live in Vancouver now...
10/20
2019
@nicopellerin_io what sort of things are you building with it?
10/19
2019
Just starting to dabble with framer-motion and I created an 'AutoHeight' collapse component in about 15 minutes. It… https://t.co/ezLv64AOJS @souporserious Thanks Travis!Pretty sure Socrates would be proud, because the more I know git, the less I think I know git. 😬
10/18
2019
You might not want to depend upon open-source projects maintained by one person, unless they are basically finished… https://t.co/fopPHaFJbbPretty insane to see how fast Framer Motion is growing. If you are in need of production grade animations for React… https://t.co/BUJKGd7fJr
Retweeted by Ben McMahenwhen @ID_AA_Carmack mentioned react and gaming people freaked https://t.co/gRDyRWcOrk you might think react doesn't… https://t.co/SKhrVId1AJ
Retweeted by Ben McMahen @Syknapse I think this really was true 4-5 years ago, but things have really settled with the frameworks you've mentioned.Now that my role is shifting a little away from development, I did my best to share what my vision is for Reach UI.… https://t.co/VTVp2n4WSX
Retweeted by Ben McMahenLooks like we may be getting two new hooks - `useDeferredValue` and `useTransition` ? They appear to be behind a… https://t.co/WmdOCemLy4
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10/17
2019
@souporserious @framer @mattgperry Nice! I’m excited to try it with some real world use cases.
10/14
2019
How to turn down lunch with a fascist, by Bertrand Russell https://t.co/U39gIAX9iQ
Retweeted by Ben McMahen @Ernieiceman I honestly don’t know! Hence why I asked 😬. tbh it’s probably something like Twitter.
10/12
2019
@Ernieiceman This is true of animated website done poorly, which sadly accounts for much of the web. But it should… https://t.co/Xq6nsghYPrWhat are some examples of performant, beautiful, and nicely animated websites out there? It honestly seems like mos… https://t.co/gVOBGUVjYq @nicopellerin_io Let me know how it goes @nicopellerin_io That's awesome. We are actively looking into using it primarily b/c it has the chance to simplify… https://t.co/oiMrID7xNz
10/11
2019
Anyone using Framer X? I'm kinda intrigued by some of the workflow potential, esp., collaboration between developers and designers.
10/10
2019
@grossbart @Jeroen_Ransijn This is amazing 😮
10/9
2019
@Jeroen_Ransijn oh hey, look what i found! https://t.co/wUFpBQqnh3Anyone with recommended articles about developing a design system, especially within the context of a larger compan… https://t.co/K25Mr9LdVj
10/8
2019
@nicopellerin_io @gatsbyjs Looks great 🤘🏻
10/6
2019
@nicopellerin_io Hey! I’m already on a two week vacation 😂 so yeah, pretty good.
9/28
2019
Pro Tip: You can alias `any` in TypeScript within a .d.ts file to make your rationale for using it more explicit:… https://t.co/wYJShJnieD
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9/27
2019
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9/26
2019
Check out this set of #OGL demos that show an interactive fluid distortion hover effect. By @not__robinhttps://t.co/1xdnw1saa8
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9/25
2019
Recent remote challenge I've come across: It's so hard to shut your laptop and eat lunch.
Retweeted by Ben McMahenThis is so cool! 😍 https://t.co/GE6h28oEN4
9/20
2019
Design specs are amazing. The real challenge is to: * make them understandable for developers, marketers, UX copy &… https://t.co/8YwZWBMmwm
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9/19
2019
this image hurts https://t.co/j4L8OSHV92
Retweeted by Ben McMahenMaintaining open source is the canonical love-hate relationship.
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9/18
2019
I got most of Reanimated (by @kzzzf) running in the browser with @expo web & @reactnative web 😁💙 The gestures use r… https://t.co/Yl0qiCq7xL
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9/17
2019
4 thousand words about color https://t.co/VJ9uUGv6hN
Retweeted by Ben McMahenIs anyone using docz (https://t.co/7mUcY2MGzj) as a replacement for storybook? Or is it better suited do documentat… https://t.co/saVtQVHRDE @DesignByKyle That's a great pattern to use. Thanks. @DesignByKyle Same... then "SubContainer" and ... yeah, gets ugly 😬Any naming strategies for handling things like wrapper elements or utility classes using styled-components? Plz don't say use emotion 😆Sooo much good advice in here about designing fluid interfaces, much of which we can apply to the web. https://t.co/ksJ26jwwUB @nicopellerin_io @Frame_io Yep, for sure. The best skill is learning how to learn 😎 @nicopellerin_io @Frame_io No way! That’s amazing. We have hired junior engineers in the past. Why’d you make the switch to coding?
9/16
2019
A list of questions to ask your interviewers: https://t.co/sPS16M9gcI @nicopellerin_io @Frame_io Awesome. Would be fun to work with you! 😎 We need more Canadians too.
9/15
2019
"whoever"... ugh.Props to however is working on the react docs - it's such a great resource now. This article gives a great run-dow… https://t.co/XRBfRoKTRTHas anyone used framer-motion for more serious projects? I've seen lots of cool demos, but I wonder how well it wor… https://t.co/j1qvKXJ66nWhaa!? Framer motion can animate the position of elements when they re-render. So you can animate grid-views withou… https://t.co/j91yNcNH15
9/14
2019
This is so cool @linear_app 😍. Holding "⌥ Option" on the keyboard while hovering the table row shows the quick prev… https://t.co/ZY0weZiXDv
Retweeted by Ben McMahen @FastFwd00 @Frame_io Thanks Mario! 😎 @nicopellerin_io @Frame_io Yup! 😄 And the conversion of american $$ to Canadian is pretty darn good! @nicopellerin_io @Frame_io Thanks nico! Where are you working these days? @emadabdulrahim @Frame_io Thanks dude 🤘🏻
9/13
2019
@notbrent @Frame_io Thanks Brent! I’m also moving to Vancouver and likely working out of WeWork on main! @Frame_io Of note, we don't do whiteboard interviews for front-enders 😆 @souporserious @Frame_io Thanks, Travis!I'm suuuper excited to announce that I've been hired by @Frame_io as a front-end developer. And we're hiring! Ya'… https://t.co/2a773KGYKH“We need a new design system” https://t.co/whY0phltrB
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9/12
2019
Motion matters https://t.co/8UWvqk2oNR
Retweeted by Ben McMahen @feministspice 😩 ... but yeah, probably good advice.
9/10
2019
@MrAhmadAwais Thanks 🙏
9/9
2019
dammit i didn't dream this could be here so fast, it looks like nothing i know, but what you see is threejs, driven… https://t.co/fvtL96DdOQ
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9/8
2019
@thesegunadebayo You’re using toasted-notes! Pretty cool 😎 nice work on this btw.
9/5
2019
Hey folks, I‘ve been laid off yesterday and am looking to pick up consulting work to bridge some time. I‘m good wi… https://t.co/UFnCUArmaz
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9/4
2019
I would recommend reading this if you have to deal with times, dates, or time zones. "Your Calendrical Fallacy Is… https://t.co/TFeoOzaDlO
Retweeted by Ben McMahenWant to try out the new @typescript playground based learning system before it goes live? - ~40 focused examples c… https://t.co/GBfqUErbfz
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9/2
2019
Expensify and it’s smartscan feature seems amazing. I should have started using this years ago.Can anyone recommend an app for tracking expenses / saving receipts for tax purposes?I’m ending the `npm install funding` experiment I introduced a few days ago. I appreciate the thoughtful discussio… https://t.co/D0MkK3XQhx
Retweeted by Ben McMahenHi #TechCommunity friends I'm looking for new career opportunities and need your help. Pls RT! * 👨🏽‍💻 Full stack… https://t.co/BiH1dUD2v8
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9/1
2019
i currently want to punch my 5-year younger self for thinking it was a good idea to run my own server to save $3 a month.
8/31
2019
@sebastienlorber @notbrent Love this! This is where hooks shine, imo. I often do something simple like the below co… https://t.co/pNKQhzNdnTI’m starting the #10amclub ... it’s like the 5am club but for people who get up at 8am, do their thing for a bit,… https://t.co/wyVFlQo5XE
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8/30
2019
Not sure what seems more daunting. Surviving the tech interview process, or finding an apartment to rent in Vancouver.
8/27
2019
@giuscris Interesting. At least as a front-end dev in north america my lack of CS degree has rarely come up as an i… https://t.co/y6uI7QizIeI dunno why, but recursion using react is always kinda mind-blowing. It makes it really easy to render things like… https://t.co/2aDH8XhaCz
8/24
2019
2. In tech, you can get paid _more_ than professors. This blows my mind, and honestly seems ridiculous. But it's th… https://t.co/W3csZtK0D3We in the tech industry have it so good. Yes, tech interviews are terrible, but I'm thankful I'm in this industry a… https://t.co/ZKNq5Ss5JF @akajb84 It's overwhelming, for sure. I've been doing this for 7ish years (and react for 4 of those) and I still fi… https://t.co/nyMPUmsX0eI'll be in New York from Sept 4 - 13th! I'm super keen to drink beer and talk web dev / react / anything under the… https://t.co/1siON3dMAV @akajb84 Agreed. There are lots of options, but many of them are actually more similar than different. It's quite e… https://t.co/znKc1kaJrkCompanies who would like to sponsor my past, present, and future open-source code on @github can now do so on… https://t.co/7Y5vKDTIiZ
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8/23
2019
Stereotyping people usually says more about you than it does those people.it should be obvious but somehow today needs to be said that there is no single identifiable set of hobbies and per… https://t.co/qJTJmFPftF
Retweeted by Ben McMahenAdd a style guide to any Gatsby site built with Theme UI with one line of code: https://t.co/u2fgwS9ZUb https://t.co/ciVnBg0APv
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8/22
2019
We’re looking to fill several roles at Apple (based in Vancouver!) working on a new product. Details here:… https://t.co/J2e653D9tt
Retweeted by Ben McMahenwhen switching from typescript to javascript my usage of "omg I'm such an idiot" at least triples - validation enou… https://t.co/dEuebeYup3Pleeeease don't ever exclusively use colour to indicate the semantic state of something... (like error states, in t… https://t.co/DrXq4Ys6Oo
8/21
2019
Ever need to inspect a Tooltip or a Popover, but it keeps disappearing when you try to inspect the element? Put th… https://t.co/rrzMUQRllu
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8/19
2019
Wow. Sea of protestors in #HongKong ‘s Victoria Park today, estimate of 1.7 million say organizers despite rain. 1… https://t.co/woEmVhchhS
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8/18
2019
Absolutely love this article from @Skye_Cleary - definitely going to come up in conversation next time I'm a bit tipsy..."An existential approach to partying recognises that although life can be menacing, it can and should be enjoyable,… https://t.co/50fYpIB2qP
8/17
2019
merged 🎉 https://t.co/svZZq9FFor thanks @davidbismut and @alecdotbiz v9 is going to be 👌! pretty much takes care of… https://t.co/hi9tF4tLVh
Retweeted by Ben McMahenI remember rereading and attempting to understand the backbone annotated source when I was first learning to code.… https://t.co/4M2myz2mvL⚛️🛠 After ~6 months of working on new React DevTools, I uploaded it to Chrome and Firefox today. I'd like to thank… https://t.co/HpeT2vVeik
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8/16
2019

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