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Maggie Appleton @Mappletons London, England

Illustrator & Art Director @eggheadio. Amateur digital anthropologist. I explain programming topics through visual metaphors on https://t.co/WHm4Zo6Zo6

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Joined Twitter 4/11/13


Behind every acceptable drawing I post is a questionably shoddy sketch These are the blue pencil underlays for some… https://t.co/jqs1nSUKFd
1/20
2020
And, lo, the VC angel of the Valley came upon us, and shone the warm glow of cellular agriculture onto our plates.… https://t.co/vnjISC8jNb
1/19
2020
@swyx @waterproofheart @gdcfpday Such👏Good👏Stuff👏 Thank you for making this tiny treasure trove! Well timed... cu… https://t.co/voSfeNxx6t
1/18
2020
Just finished up the latest chapter of our JavaScript space odyssey. Went to town on the animated diagrams in this… https://t.co/Kte9T1OJaI
1/17
2020
@srioz 😆 it me. Every. Single. Redesign.
1/16
2020
@dan_abramov We still have to write the theme song at some point. Maybe we can just nick the Star Wars melody?
1/15
2020
@owlypixel All fixed 🙌🏻 thanks for the heads up! I also confirmed you’re on the list and you should receive a welcome email tomorrow. @owlypixel Good to know! Looking into it nowDear all the people who diligently sent in typo corrections and technical edits for https://t.co/yivAyOsveN, Thank… https://t.co/j5TtGmcAwf2/ "newsletters and digests" "information we consume" And my absolute favourite new buzzword... 🍪🍏"Media Snacking… https://t.co/h5IpeoBc2m1/ Finding cognitive metaphors in the wild is my favourite past time. * Information / Ideas are Food * 💭 ➡ 🌮runs r… https://t.co/ORX8XQcqob
1/14
2020
@ivansvlv That’s great youre starting with SVS! The folks who run the site are all experienced illustrators who te… https://t.co/hmg891vnoa @SuperSpacedad @drawsgood Appreciate the recommendation! Have you taken their courses? Am sure they’re good but for… https://t.co/oLJbYMGiTMAfter fielding plenty of emails & tweets asking for learning recommendations on drawing, I finally built an evergre… https://t.co/eslcBgdX97
1/13
2020
@aengusmcmillin @m_ashcroft Nice! I’d forgotten about that one but adding it to the page 🙌🏻 @m_ashcroft Oh nice - hadn’t seen that one around yet! Let me know if it’s good. I’ve been putting together a resou… https://t.co/rVmDEnJnBl @m_ashcroft What’s the course? @m_ashcroft @amelapay @RoamResearch I found it best to treat the move as a long haul process - only moving notes as… https://t.co/aM7RNvQvyJ
1/12
2020
@somethingsavage Oh those are delightful. Also aptly name “word as image” - does what it says on the tin, lol @somethingsavage True - seems to be more of a visual puzzle format than a design technique @gunar @twelvety @RoamResearch @pastebot True! The template inevitably evolves over time and you end up with a few… https://t.co/vb1aisoZPB @somethingsavage Pretty sure it’s a Rebus https://t.co/pQFrFSe12A @Vintharas @jsjoeio Honestly I’m sure photoshop is the fuddy duddy tool for making GIFs nowadays. I’m sure there’s… https://t.co/8yJcw5NjNNFound a way to do templating in @RoamResearch #roamcult with any good clipboard manager (I use @pastebot) – just se… https://t.co/cwy4Us8l7S @jsjoeio Made it in Photoshop with their basic GIF tools. Each layer is a frame and I draw in the animated elements… https://t.co/kvGzT5k99b @m_ashcroft @francis_miller 😆 said with admiration. Putting in your 10,000 hours of tweeting to master the art.If anyone in London is a fellow linguistics and cognitive metaphor nerd, there's a course on 'Thinking and Language… https://t.co/Tr22IcmfbP
1/11
2020
Treat yourself to a couple of unprecedentedly large piles of meat while reading the latest entry of my 'Meat Planet… https://t.co/6VL4vnjUIr
1/10
2020
@_davideast Thanks @_davideast! Glad you’re into the site and array analogies. I spent a good minute trying to mak… https://t.co/iNZrvpfqO4
1/8
2020
This tubby accordion pig is proudly brought to you by an impressively complex set of technoscientific infrastructur… https://t.co/qQwiZ3cjJv
1/6
2020
@da5is Aw didn’t realise it had come down - he might be planning on doing Gumroad or Patreon down the line. Am sure… https://t.co/o4zyUNVxWE @m_ashcroft @RoamResearch Oh yeah definitely remember the (slightly horrifying) picture you painted of your work re… https://t.co/Wo3trxgZkKWe should consider building large, bureaucratic institutions around this sort of thing. #startupideasTurns out properly taking notes on books, then revisiting, coherently rewriting, and adding visual interpretations… https://t.co/g3WGs2RFNUBack from Festivus with a new round of #illustratednotes on @benwurgaft's 'Meat Planet' 🍗🍗🍗👉 … https://t.co/zXahbJjXUH
1/4
2020
@kyleshevlin @Adron Communication > aesthetics. This looks great and does the trick 👌
1/2
2020
@da5is Thanks! Glad some of it was helpful 🙌 @m_ashcroft Thinking about work/play labels too much recently. Curiously powerful frames. Have fully embraced class… https://t.co/UR336tpZaB @ayoungh Thanks! I have a couple sped-up process videos I posted to Twitter in early 2019 - https://t.co/yhgQ7Sq7mkhttps://t.co/WNNsfmLXsG @da5is Have a blog post up with part 1 of the sketchnotes here: https://t.co/nfxGVJHPYH Waiting until the next coh… https://t.co/15ZSA6mMSD
1/1
2019
Part 2 of the mythical origin story of how cell-based meat came into being. Read the whole legend at… https://t.co/LfZUdVhABJAaaand I hacked together a feature that already exists... Turns out Cmd+H wraps your text ^^in these^^ which creat… https://t.co/cWjLUkwRTA @houshuang @Malcolm_Ocean You were right! Wish I’d known that before duct taping together my workaround solution, l… https://t.co/H5k1wgkLke @JReeve0 Didn’t go too well for Elizabeth Holmes... #turtleneckcurse3. Wrap any text you want highlighted ~~with double tildes~~, or use the Cmd+Y shortcut. Like I said, it’s hacky b… https://t.co/Yzwvy2sEi71/ Found out a hacky solution to get highlighting in @RoamResearch 1. Install Stylus plugin for custom CSS overwri… https://t.co/tYVI8MDTX8
12/30
2019
@jondionowens 🙌 Glad you’re into it! Love hearing that it’s helpful to other visual thinkers
12/27
2019
@m_ashcroft @khemaridh @RoamResearch @Conaw Very true - realising how forgiving roam is with any structural decisio… https://t.co/bYKG3IuNQH
12/25
2019
@m_ashcroft @khemaridh @RoamResearch @Conaw Constraining tags definitely sounds necessary - gotta sort that out nex… https://t.co/7PRRvN9p49 @m_ashcroft @RoamResearch @Conaw I just joined the #roamcult this week. Agree navigating the system coming from hie… https://t.co/gjSi0Lw5UN @aecorredor @eggheadio @kyleshevlin @MannIsaac It is if you want it to be 😁 we should definitely switch the label… https://t.co/tGLsejXE53
12/24
2019
There’s another few frames I need to add onto this... but will have to wait until after FestivusAfter a round of UX research with the over-80 age demographic, it turns out not everyone has heard about cell-based… https://t.co/23uDWGMu0I
12/23
2019
For anyone looking for drawing tips, Peter Han (@peterhanstyle on IG) started up a twitch stream that I cannot reco… https://t.co/h7IrJ19ufu @HarshVitra @AshikRoyce @kentcdodds Good eye 😆Wrote an FAQ page to help answer everyone's burning question about my illustrations - "What app is that?" 👉… https://t.co/zQ8xItpfcx
12/20
2019
Want to be the Head of State (management)? 👑 State machine tools like xState make it much easier Here's a handy il… https://t.co/QFfWeaZw81
12/19
2019
@lamilpacosmica Could be- I’ll have to figure out how to paint fried chicken texture first though... #goal @geddski @JustinMezzell Oh yeah your colour style jives well with Justin’s - just helps amp up nice cool/warm harmonies @dana7160 Thanks @dana7160! 🙌🏻 glad they’re helpful
12/18
2019
Four years ago @JustinMezzell published an article on his colour techniques 👉 https://t.co/WTt5hFYtRQ To date it's… https://t.co/sehxsCHL8a
12/17
2019
@Pewstiepoll @eggheadio @kentcdodds @chantastic All handwritingWith all the React Suspense buzz going around, some of you might be wondering WTF it is / why it matters I made a h… https://t.co/U6AhBRyA3y
12/16
2019
@AlanHogan I miss those days too - learnt everything I know trying to wholesale copy everything @Iconfactory made i… https://t.co/7ZK5OedAyN…they're also a great indicator of collective moral panic over our "misalignment with nature” If only we could back… https://t.co/67ABINe5KGNot only are raw, vegan, gluten-free, organic, free-range, detoxing, non-GMO, naked, paleo bars delicious... @autiomaa @eggheadio @MaximalGFX I’m pretty picky about who we work with ;) Always on the hunt for people who can m… https://t.co/znY2ZA4Bp3I'm not the only one behind all our lovely-looking @eggheadio course illustrations. Our small illustration team in… https://t.co/GHR0ZF7Lor
12/15
2019
It was only a matter of time until I indulged in illustrating a literal ‘Meat Planet’ for my ongoing… https://t.co/wpdGGwm0c6Playing with loading spinners for the latest @eggheadio course illustration on React Suspense. Learn how to manage… https://t.co/kJXglCgkk5 @oliverturner Very kind words ☺️ – sad that I have yet to do one on CSS though! It’ll happen 2020 #goals Looking fo… https://t.co/qqFTUGql2F @jhooks 🙌 That looks premium. In house FTW
12/14
2019
@TatianaTMac @laurieontech @eggheadio @vuejs Sorry about the low readability! Will watch out for that and double ch… https://t.co/nvK6aronApThe journey to the centre of the Vue-niverse all starts with routing 🚂🚂🚂🌌 New sketchnotes on @laurieontech's 'Jour… https://t.co/skDVZdOyxt
12/13
2019
@jamischarles @vuejs @laurieontech @eggheadio Thanks! I’m overdue on the tutorial front. Setting those 2020 goals to properly put some out 😄Made some tiny trains going for a @vuejs joy ride – illustration for @laurieontech's new 'Journey with Vue-Router'… https://t.co/QOnLygewYC @benwurgaft Me neither - its just my go-to example of modern-technology-addiction moral panic 😄 Probably highly irr… https://t.co/u6syuYB7J7Our cultural queasiness around both Candy Crush and "lab meat" stem from the same concerns. The real question is, c… https://t.co/0pXi9RSbHS
12/12
2019
@ritz078 @chrisachard @eggheadio Procreate @commandodev @_jonesian @gatsbyjs @chrisbiscardi @eggheadio Yeah will is on a whole different level - ex-Disney and… https://t.co/LPeEE15bSk @commandodev @_jonesian @gatsbyjs @chrisbiscardi @eggheadio Also look at https://t.co/tRBuSruPKH - Will Weston is o… https://t.co/NgdcTQJ3G7 @commandodev @_jonesian @gatsbyjs @chrisbiscardi @eggheadio Thanks @_jonesian 🙌 - Draw a box definitely a good star… https://t.co/GzeO8ifbzcEver lost your HEAD? Accidentally missed a --soft landing with --hard reset? It's tough to Git it sometimes. Lucki… https://t.co/dFThPEig1Z
12/11
2019
Also started experimenting with Cinema 4D to mockup the base structure for these course illustrations. Have been w… https://t.co/a9LrSO6UEEBuilt a tiny block tower out of functional web components for this Gatsby Themes @gatsbyjs illustration. Made for… https://t.co/V74iudEMAn @chrisbiscardi @gatsbyjs @eggheadio Thanks! Super glad it hits the mark - all that nice clear course content made it easier 👌Fun fact – Marshall Sahlins’s critque in “The Use and Abuse of Biology” I reference in the illustration is primaril… https://t.co/eAnps6vVfJ... and “our Paleolithic brains aren’t built for omniscient awareness of the world’s suffering” Damn Paleolithic b… https://t.co/0Gt1Is4wFsFor IRL evidence of sociobiology alive & thriving, check the first sentence of this NYT article published Thursday:… https://t.co/kyczB5iWkpAnother chunk of #illustratednotes from 'Meat Planet' by @benwurgaft – this time on the limitations of reductive So… https://t.co/XH1z9r524G @Damian_Kidd 🙇‍♀️ Appreciate the love. But have you been on the Internet lately? Every day scrollin through that in… https://t.co/a1JpyF53zh
12/10
2019
@swyx @gatsbyjs @eggheadio @chrisbiscardi 🤦‍♀️ dammit. Thanks for the catch!More sketchnotes, this time on Gatsby themes! They're a shiny new feature in @gatsbyjs – little building blocks of… https://t.co/Z9GOdtnVx4 @benwurgaft Working on the bulldozer land art version next. Construction vehicles harder to steer than anticipated 🚜
12/9
2019
@nicholas_james0 @iamtylerwclark @eggheadio Agreed the illustrated explanations are only starting points and defini… https://t.co/DTf2LpFOOV
12/8
2019
Had the pleasure of recently reading ‘Meat Planet’ by @benwurgaft - historical & anthropological take on the cultur… https://t.co/bchT7gvp71 @CodeBlooded_JS @iamtylerwclark @eggheadio You’re welcome! Thrilled to hear it was helpful - if you need more I pos… https://t.co/A7bY9il9o7
12/7
2019
Also this 😍😍 course illustration for it is by the fantastic Maxime @MaximalGFX Always a pleasure to work with. https://t.co/JGif7Pgdd0The hardest thing about JavaScript is not knowing JavaScript. So far I've stumbled along without 100% grokking `thi… https://t.co/qYepNUjRwX
12/6
2019
@geddski Crazy. I still can’t reliably centre an element. But at least the drop shadow effects are fun... trade offs ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
12/4
2019

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