The thing I made is really nothing more than a frame for other people’s stuff. A nice frame, perhaps. A frame with a purpose. But still - just a frame. (It’s one of the reasons I hate the idea of putting ads in it - ugly stuff neither the user nor I can control or want? Blergh. There are no ads in an art gallery.) Anyway, it’s really, really nice when the frame ends up complementing, even a little, the smarter and better stuff other people have made, like this nice piece  by Kevin Nguyen on a beautiful video game. Even if it’s just the way it looks for second before I scroll down.It makes me feel pretty great about being a frame-maker.

The thing I made is really nothing more than a frame for other people’s stuff. A nice frame, perhaps. A frame with a purpose. But still - just a frame. (It’s one of the reasons I hate the idea of putting ads in it - ugly stuff neither the user nor I can control or want? Blergh. There are no ads in an art gallery.)
Anyway, it’s really, really nice when the frame ends up complementing, even a little, the smarter and better stuff other people have made, like this nice piece  by Kevin Nguyen on a beautiful video game. Even if it’s just the way it looks for second before I scroll down.
It makes me feel pretty great about being a frame-maker.

Notes

  1. knguyenknguyen reblogged this from everythinginthesky and added:
    Papermill is the only time I’ve ever actually been envious of Android users (and not just because Ryan said nice things...
  2. incorrigiblerobot said: Letting the app get out of the way is a skill, though. Lots of developers can’t do that.
  3. everythinginthesky posted this