It depends on too many variables to give a singular answer.

I'd look at the overall load time and see if your current PNGs are substantial part of it. If not, I wouldn't worry about further optimizing them except for the bare minimum of throwing them through imageoptim.

If they do significantly contribute to your page load, then compress them to a point you're comfortable with. It's more of an art than an exact science. If you're an illustrator you might care more about pixel perfect images than an average blogger for example.

  • Most websites already have a newsletter I could subscribe to
  • Supporting all these different sources will be quite a technical challenge
  • You'll need to continuously update the service for API changes and new features
  • You might get pushback from those services as they prefer to keep control
  • I'm not sure it's a severe pain point. Never heard from people looking for a solution
  • You'll be asking money for mild convenience (you can already do everything for free, just slightly less convenient)
  • Drawback of not using Instagram app/etc directly is that I cannot easily like/comment/etc
  • Already somewhat solved through cross-sharing (e.g. if I follow someone's Twitter, they tend to share their blog posts etc there as well)
  • I personally want less email. Not more. I'm actually using Kill The Newsletter to turn newsletters into RSS feeds
  • Check out https://t.me/EventsAggregatorBot – it does a lot of what you say, but in Telegram

Design

  • White text on pink background is hard to read
  • Text size in header is too small
  • The article view looks great
  • Some photos are very low-res (e.g. Pretzel Hands')
  • Would like to see more images in interviews
  • Questions and answers in Pretzel Hand's interview could use more distinct styling so they are easier to tell apart

Copy

  • Saying every interviewee has "No CS degree" gets repetitive
  • Articles are too long IMO (although honestly I didn't actually read them, see below)
  • Took a second for me to understand the domain name. I read it as Noc's Degree. This might be one of those exceptions where dashes in the domain might be better.

Conceptual

I'm not sure who No CS Degree is for. Personally I couldn't care less whether someone has a CS degree or not. I guess that's also your point. That it doesn't matter. So why highlight people without CS degrees, if it doesn't matter?

The reason Indie Hackers and Starter Story work, is because as entrepreneurs we learn we're not alone. We all face similar challenges. And we can learn from each other. See what worked for others.

Maybe No CS Degree's value proposition is similar, but I wonder if the challenges people without a CS degree face are really distinct enough from people with a CS degree. Do people without a CS degree identify as such? I don't have a CS degree, but it's not something I ever think about.

hey man, thanks for looking at it:

Design - yeah, I agree. Gotta work on that and agree the Pretzel Hands one is too low-res. Will sort out head and format of Q&A

Copy - I get you. I was thinking about SEO but agree I should vary more

Concept - it's for coders/career changers who don't have CS degree but want to get jobs or make products. I agree it doesn't always matter but I think there is the perception it does, particularly with learners. So the concept is to show successes of coders to people who can't/won't do a 4 year degree.

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Hi Nana. You can change your avatar in Telegram, and then send /refresh to @wipbot to have it update on the site.

I'll add a feature so you can update it on the site as well.

This is fantastic. Just tried it and it works

Try replacing the absolute positioning with fixed positioning:

.thememattic-midnav .container-fluid {
  position: fixed;
}

Can you provide more info? What makes you think it would stay at the top? By default elements scroll with the page.

Try replacing the absolute positioning with fixed positioning:

.thememattic-midnav .container-fluid {
  position: fixed;
}

For sure, but keep in mind that the customers you reach pre-launch are probably people that you you have an existing relationship with or are otherwise more likely to hear you out. Once you launch the product and have "drive by" visitors, I think those are more difficult to convince. They might kid themselves they will just send a regular postcard and you don't get a chance to convince them otherwise because they've already left the site by that point. (These are all assumptions of course, but this is the potential issue I was getting at).

Good point about something being better than nothing at all. That said, I do think it's hard to convince people of that. I imagine many people will feel the same way as I do and don't give the app a chance.

With regards to the real life example, I mean showing actual photos of the printed postcards.

I think some people are much easier to convince than others. Otherwise I wouldn't explain the 30 customers I already got for a product that hasn't been launched yet :)

For sure, but keep in mind that the customers you reach pre-launch are probably people that you you have an existing relationship with or are otherwise more likely to hear you out. Once you launch the product and have "drive by" visitors, I think those are more difficult to convince. They might kid themselves they will just send a regular postcard and you don't get a chance to convince them otherwise because they've already left the site by that point. (These are all assumptions of course, but this is the potential issue I was getting at).