Lowcode Lounge Newsletter

Approachable low-code tools and techniques for designers and makers to build, test, and validate ideas in the real world, real fast

Approachable low-code tools and techniques for designers and makers to build, test, and validate ideas in the real world, real fast

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Lowcode Lounge #9: Workshop material, Glide app, Lowdefy

So… I didn't end up delivering that Rapid Web Prototyping workshop at the UXPA International Conference last month because, unfortunately, we didn't get enough interest. But as originally intended, I've made all the material available online for anyone to go …


Lowcode Lounge #8 (was: GitHub for No-Coders) — The Relaunch

As I mentioned in the previous issue, I'm expanding the focus of my newsletter to include more low-code tips and techniques, particularly those of the free and open-source variety. Given the change in focus, I knew I had to change up the branding to better re…


GitHub for No-Coders #7: Rebrand—expanding focus to Low-Code for Creators

Hey everyone,I'm late with this issue because I've been focused on getting settled into my new job at Appian, which I started about a month ago.Although my official title is Lead User Experience Designer, one of the reasons I felt this low-code company was a …


GitHub for No-Coders #6: User flows-as-low-code

The idea of "things-as-code" has become more and more common. When you use code and version control to capture things like content, configurations, and processes, it makes it easy to collaborate, iterate, and run things in a consistent, repeatable way.For vis…


GitHub for No-Coders #5: Call-to-tweet links, emergency site, and GitHub Desktop

While working on the first few issues of this newsletter, I had a couple observations related to sharing and promoting content:I like to link text that opens a pre-drafted tweet as a call-to-action.This is pretty complicated to do manually because all the con…


GitHub for No-Coders #4: Custom domains, work locally in the cloud, awesome list

One of the nice things about using GitHub Pages for hosting your site is that you can set it up with your own domain. This is good for branding since you can use your app or company name, and no one even has to know it's being hosted with GitHub. This can be …


GitHub for No-Coders #3: GitHub Issues are a writer’s best friend?

GitHub Issues are one of the core features of GitHub for tracking bugs, suggesting enhancements, and managing work for software projects. After chatting with my wife the other day about where she should start capturing ideas for blog content, I suggested we t…


GitHub for No-Coders #2: Wikis, Webflow, and a wicked API template

First up, a belated Christmas present for my no-code crew out there: a template for creating and hosting an API you can use to pull data from a spreadsheet into your apps — for free.I started playing with this code a while back, but over the holiday I wondere…


#1: Welcome to the GitHub for No-Coders Newsletter

As I began to use GitHub more at work with other designers, I realized there was a language barrier that made what should be simple interactions quite confusing. Where you might see a "Save" button, they say "Commit." What many would call a "version," they ca…