dMix Redesigned, Contrastream Shutting Down and Joining LearnHub
It’s been a few months since I posted so here’s a quick update:
dMix.ca has been redesigned
I have cleaned up this blogs design quite a bit and made it much more minimalistic. With a few ideas in mind:
- Consistent and readable typography
- Removed the sidebar so content is more of the main focus and less self-promotion
- Content is divided into 4 categories: UX, Rails, Marketing and Startups
The redesign was inspired after seeing Dustin Curtis’s awesome blog(azine), but with considerably less effort.
Contrastream has been shut down officially
It’s been about a year and a half since I wrote about why Contrastream never took off, it’s been the most popular post on this site plus writing it was a big reason why I created this blog in the first place.
Over the last 2 years since creating Contrastream I’ve seen quite a few other sites attempt to solve the same problem but nothing has really hit the nail on the head yet. There’s still a need, good indie music is hard to find, and hopefully someone can solve it (Last.fm and HypeMachine have come the closest).
I was hoping to come back to it as a side project but Integrate consumed most of my attention and I’ve recently joined a new startup (see below).
So today, I’ve decided to officially shut it down.
Now working at Learnhub
Last month I joined Savvica, a local startup in downtown Toronto. They are the creators of Learnhub and Jumbotests. I’m responsible for coordinating the User Experience (I plan on writing much more about UX soon) plus some Ruby development and online marketing.
It’s one of the few silicon valley style startups in Toronto and I’ve been having a great time working with the team.- By Dan McGrady