Hola! I am Rishi Mohan, I like designing beautiful interfaces for web and mobile. I work as UI Engineer at BigBinary in day, in night I create things like these, listen to music, or read Quora. You can read more about me here.
What this blog is about
This blog is something I’ve always wanted to have and I was thinking about it since long. It’s been a long time since I have been actively following blogs like Austin Mann, Daring Fireball, Paul Stamatiou, The Loop etc. and one thing that I have learned from these blogs is the fact that self branding is very important, specially for someone who creates digital products. No matter if you create websites or do photography or run a shop, if you exist on web then you need to brand yourself first to successfully promote any of your work. And I think the best way to go about it is by creating a personal website which shows all your work/products in one place, which is why I created this website.
The other reason is I like writing, not as much as reading, but writing is something I definitely want to do more often. I feel it’s hard to express your thoughts verbally and it’s even harder to just write it down in a way that correctly represent your thoughts.
To sum it up, if I find it interesting, it’s most likely to end up on this blog.
So apart from sharing projects I work on and the crazy challenges I take, this blog is also about everything that interests me, from writing my travel stories to reviewing gear to the interesting links I find on web to the products I like.
Setup: The blog is running on Jekyll and hosted on Gitlab pages, thanks to my colleague, Prathamesh for this tip that we can setup it with a private repo on Gitlab. I’ve previously used Google’s Blogger platform, WordPress, Tumblr etc. but after learning how Jekyll works and how easy it is to customize everything while working on BigBinary blog, I really wanted to get started with Jekyll and I’m loving it.
Design: The website is still in early phase and there’s a lot that needs to be done. I like to keep the design minimal and optimize it for better content visibility/readability. After trying lots of font combinations for better reading experience, I went with Overpass, a font that I recently discovered. Apart from that, I’ve a lot of ideas and you’ll be seeing what those are very soon.
Bug Reporting/Suggestions: If you discover any UI/functionality bug or have any kind of feedback regarding any of my work then please let me know.
And yeah, stay tuned for lots of photo blogs and awesome content.