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Howdy friend,

Every freelancer or small business owner is constantly doing one thing — making decisions. Some decisions are small but essential. Others are big and can have significant ramifications and materially impact your business.

When making decisions, we've all heard the saying, "listen to your gut," before. But what does that really mean?

One of this week's articles breaks down the science behind those gut feelings and how to leverage your intuition in decision-making. It's pretty fascinating — I hope you have a chance to check it out.

High fives,

Matt Downey
@buildyourbridge

Using micro-interacions to drive UX

As UX designers, we can profoundly impact the overall design of sites and apps, the user's journey, their interactions with our product/service, their connection with the brand, and the ease of doing a transaction. Micro-interactions help strengthen all of these.

Translating user research into design

If you have interviewed, tested, and mapped your way around a problem, what do you do next? Let's explore how we can turn research insights into concrete, useful designs.

Useful CSS tricks for front-end developers

CSS has grown up a lot and there are some great features you can redily use to enhance the experience of your sites — no JavaScript required.

LimeWire announces comeback as web3 NFT marketplace

LimeWire will initially focus on music-linked NFTs, and will allow fans and artists to create, buy and trade digital collectables without the current technical hurdles of the NFT landscape.

How Dapper Labs is making web3 safe for normies with help from the NBA, UFC, and La Liga

The pioneering company behind CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot won't rest until 3 billion people are customers.

"The NFT space is quite white": The Black Arts Project on championing Black creativity in web3

Launching its first NFT collection with illustrator and animator Aurélia Durand, the organisation's founder talks about creating an inclusive web3 community.

How to analyze your competition

Get to know your competition, understand their target market, and honestly compare their products and services to your own. You will be a step closer to becoming a recognizable force in your market.

How to stop overthinking and start trusting your gut

When you approach a decision intuitively, your brain works in tandem with your gut to quickly assess all your memories, past learnings, personal needs, and preferences and then makes the wisest decision given the context. Trust that.

How to use the two-week rule to become remarkably successful (and optimize your bucket list)

Two weeks is all it takes to find out what a goal means to you. And what you're willing to do to achieve it.

Friday Finds #13

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Build Your Bridge is from Matt Downey — a creator helping other creators productize their services, build value through reputation, and generate self-sustaining income.

This week’s featured NFT project is by Complex Dog.

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