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Link Crushes: This week in Web & Tech

This week is all about reinforcing important web concepts (user personas, CSS selectors) and rethinking outdated ideas on career happiness, balance and collaboration. 

“I just found the distinction between work that was done professionally–which meant that somebody gave you a job and you had to match their expectation–and work that was done collectively, was profound…Only groups that really work together with the sense of commonality ultimately accomplish anything in civilization.”
– Milton Glaser on Why You Should Only Work With People You Like

“In my experience as an interaction designer, I have come across many strategies and approaches to increase the quality and consistency of my work, but none more effective than the persona. ”
-A Closer Look At Personas: What They Are And How They Work (Part 1) 

“Class selectors are your friend. They are probably the most useful and versatile selectors out there.”
– Beginner Concepts: How CSS Selectors Work 

“The more money I made, the more I had to lose. The closer I got to the top the more the fear turned to terror. There was an ever-increasing feeling that something bad was going to happen to take away everything I’d earned.”
– On Rediscovering Balance: Jason Garner, Former Live Nation Exec

“If you truly want to experience joy or meaning, you need to shift your attention away from joy or meaning, and toward projects and relationships that bring joy and meaning as byproducts. As the great philosopher John Stuart Mill once wrote, ‘Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness.'”
– Want Happiness? Science Says You Should Stop Looking for It, focus on projects that deliver it as a byproduct



Deepina Kapila

Dee is a fun-loving instructor with diverse tech experience across Fortune 500 companies, early-stage start-ups, government agencies & non-profits. Dee works at mobile product design studio Funsize, in Austin Texas where she lives with her husband, 2 border collie mixes, & 2 cats.

In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, reading on her Kindle & scuba diving in her hometown (Curaçao - an island in the Caribbean!).

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