by Dan Eden

8 Mar 2012

Something I've always found handy to keep in mind is this: You are your most important, most fun, most critical, and best client. As important as client work can be, there's nothing like a personal project that you feel passionate about to get your creative juices flowing, and to help you unlock a lot of untapped potential for future work. Whether it's a redesign for your blog, or a fully fledged web application, or a CSS animation framework - nothing pays off quite like a personal project.

People could love it or hate it, criticize or praise it, use it or ignore it - it doesn't matter. If it fulfills your own needs, or puts a smile on your face, or gives you something to be proud of - that's the most important thing. You are your own favorite client. I cannot stress that enough.

Dive Deeper

If you want to know more about the Pastry Box Project, you can read about the genesis (and goals) of the project.

Swim In The Stream

A stream of all the thoughts published on the Pastry Box Project is available. Keep it open somewhere, and lose yourself in it whenever you feel like it.

Meet Your Host

There are not only pieces of software talking to each other behind this website. There is a human, too. The Pastry Box is brought to you by Alex Duloz.

Stay Tuned

You can follow @thepastrybox on Twitter. For direct inquiries, get in touch with @alexduloz.