#3 Bubble Makers: About keyboard shortcuts and misconceptions
Brief bubbles of knowledge, delivered every Tuesday
This newsletter issue includes:
One section for Bubble beginners
One section for more experienced Bubble makers
One cool app built with Bubble
One tweet related to Bubble that I found inspiring and helpful.
This week I’m experimenting with a shorter version of the newsletter. One of my main goals is to deliver easily digestible tips. Let me know your thoughts :-)
The Beginners Bubble
If you’re just starting up in this Bubble world, you’ll soon realize you need to cut & paste multiple elements when creating an app.
Instead of cutting and pasting, using CTRL+D will duplicate the element you choose. Combine this shortcut with CTRL + G to group elements together and you will quickly populate your app while keeping the design consistant.
The Makers Bubble
Apart from the two simple shortcuts I shared, there are some others that can be really useful. Here is the full list:
Combine it with this Chrome extension and you will probably find yourself building much faster very soon. The Chrome extension includes shortcuts to Align left / right / top / bottom and Center horizontally / vertically, which are actions that I constantly need to execute.
Bubble App of the Week
App of the week is Escape the City, a job board where employers can only post if they check at least 2 of these conditions:
Socially / environmentally impactful organisation
Remote or in an exotic location
Small (<50 people) & unique business
In a world where money & status often carry a lot of weight when looking for a job, I like the idea of helping people work for organisations that are a bit different.
You can see how they use custom states to show & hide different elements and optimize app performance. They also have a very simple calculator and an FAQ section that can serve as an inspiration if you’re looking to build your own.
Dominic Jackman, the founder, explains that the migration to Bubble was a long process that took almost 18 months… but was worth it.
Bubble Tweet of the Week
This week I’m sharing a tweet by Minimum Studio. They tackle three common misconceptions about low-code:
You can only build prototypes and MVPs with no-code tools.
‘Real developers' would never use no-code platforms.
No-code will not scale.
I hope you enjoyed reading this (shorter than usual) issue as much as I enjoyed sharing what I’m learning.
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