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Do you have a "uses" page?

nickytonline profile image Nick Taylor (he/him) ・1 min read

We all are particular about the software and hardware we use. Something common that came about out of all this is tech folks that blog, stream and/or give talks started getting a lot of questions like, what font do you use? What theme is that? What kind of monitor etc.

So tech folk that have web sites started creating a "uses" page. If you have a uses page, share it in the comments and consider adding it to @wesbos ' awesome project uses.tech.

If you don't have one, here is mine as an example, https://iamdeveloper.com/uses

Might as well share a workstation photo too while you're at it.

Go!

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Ben Halpern

DEV/Forem profiles should have pages in addition to posts. Like tabs on the profile. πŸ€”

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Vitor Paladini

Not yet, I feel that I'm not relevant enough for people to have an interest on what I kinds of tech/stack/hardware I use.

Hopefully one day I'll be so tired of people asking what is my VS Code font/theme that I'll write one up. πŸ˜„

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

I don't think you need to be a Wes Bos or Kent C. Dodds to justify having one. Also, it was just fun to make . 😺

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Yash Dave

I have been noticing a few of those on other people's portfolios! Always seemed like an interesting idea... Totally didn't know there were as many as folks listing it as shown on uses.tech/ though! Building mine this week! 😎

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

That's awesome! πŸ”₯

Yes, that's awesome!

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Michael Kohl

Tbh, I'd rather see more pages adopting humans.txt, as I care way more about people than tools. The format also contains a section specifically for listing tools used to build the site though, so it covers that use case too:

/* SITE */                       
Last update: YYYY/MM/DD              
Standards: HTML5, CSS3,..     
Components: Modernizr, jQuery, etc.     
Software: Software used for the development
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Martin Bavio

Anybody that wants to be added to uses.tech needs to send a PR to this repo updating this file in particular.

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Harsh Shandilya

I do, but certainly not with your amount of detail! Makes me wanna put some time into it. msfjarvis.dev/uses/

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Emma Goto πŸ™

There's only 8 people under the Australia tag on the uses.tech website so maybe I will πŸ€”

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Chinmay Joshi

Probably, I am going to add this to my website as well. :D

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Chris Otto

I have a uses page not only for other's benefit but for mine. I list out all the specs for the desktop I built and peripherals so I don't need to filtering through my order histories to find which RAM I bought and all that good stuff. I should definitely go back through and add IDEs, extensions and all those other goodies.

chrisotto.dev/uses/

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Dzhavat Ushev

I didn't know about such pages. I'll definitely add something similar to my blog. :)

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Dzhavat Ushev

Well, just found some time last night and added the page to my blog. Now I got one as well πŸ˜‹

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Gift Egwuenu

I like the trend and also found some amazing tools checking out uses.tech I added one to my website.

giftegwuenu.com/uses

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weisk

Oh I also use amphetamine XD It prevents "My Mac" from going to sleep... yeah really effective.....

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Vicente G. Reyes

Cool! So now i can add a nownownow and a uses page on my portfolio. Thanks!

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Chloe

I've come across that site before I might do it too although I'm not sure anyone would be interested in what I use but its a cool idea.

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Tim Downey

This is something I didn't know I wanted! Thanks! Going to work on putting one together. 😁

EDIT: Did it 😌
downey.io/uses

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Molly Struve (she/her)

I had no idea that was a thing! So neat!

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Shannon Crabill

I've been thinking about adding one.

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Vincent Dedo

I was surprised to see that you list your hardware and office equipment, I didn't think a "uses" would cover that much.

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

I guess it depends on the β€œusesβ€œ page. I modelled mine after some I saw initially like @wesbos ’ and @kentcdodds β€˜s β€œuses” pages, e.g. kentcdodds.com/uses