CHARLIE DEETS

Facebook Privacy

Last year when I came to Facebook as a Product Designer I was given a choice of which team to join. I had some great options to choose from, so it was not an easy decision. I chose to join a team I viewed as the most challenging, the Privacy team. I felt excited by the idea of bringing design to something that isn’t necessarily shiny, but is a fundamental construct of the service.

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Duo

Duo is a browser for responsive web developers that allows you to simultaneously build sites in two different sized frames.

Electric Pulp had the idea to build a web browser that would allow you to view and build sites simultaneously in both a mobile size and a desktop size. I thought it was a fantastic idea. Since I had been working on Blind Browser, I was familiar with some of the quirks of building a browser for OS X. I whipped up a prototype one afternoon and it was immediately clear that this was a useful tool that needed to be built for real.

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Blind

I work on a MacBook Pro with a Retina display as my main computer. I was looking for a convenient way to test what my sites looked like on a 1X display. There was no great solution, so I made one.

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MOON

I created MOON for very personal reasons. I’m a casual observer of the moon. I’m not a fisherman, a farmer or a true mystic. I just like knowing what the moon is up to. Consequentially, I’ve used many other moon phase calendars and they all suffer from two universal problems:

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Song

I created my first WordPress theme. I call it Song.

Song is a WordPress theme for writers who want a simple theme that loads incredibly fast. I tried to only focus on two things; readability and loading speed. So much in fact, that I am calling it the ‘fastest WordPress theme ever.’ I actually somewhat believe that statement.

I wrote a bunch more about it over here. I also open-sourced it on Github if you’d like to play with the code.