One of the first things I do when I find a new personal website is going to the footer to see if it has a /uses page. I love reading about other people's setups and the apps they use. I always discover new apps to try or interesting gadgets. The concept of a /uses page originated on uses.tech, and it's aimed more at developers, but it's used by designers alike.
It took a lot of work to decide what information to include and how to organize it. Simple decisions like whether or not to include hardware. I've seen people have separate pages for hardware and software. It ended up being longer than expected, but I can continuously iterate on it later.
For now the page is a static list of the hardware and software I use. In the future, I plan to automate it using a Notion Database and Webflow CMS to update it more easily.
Please go check it out; I had a ton of fun writing it: josemunozmatos.com/uses
Here is a list, in no particular order, of other /uses pages that inspired me:
- Uses | Dave Smyth
- My setup and tools — Marc Jenkins
- Uses - Marc Littlemore
- Luke Mitchell | Uses
- Tools for Design, Gaming, Coffee and More - Dennis Cortés
- Stuff I use — PaulStamatiou.com
- Digital Tools
- Gear - HeyDingus
- Gear I Use | Nicole van der Hoeven
- Kit | Jason Polete
- Uses – Giovanni Collazo
- Uses - Wes Bos
- Uses – Adam Wathan
- CSS Utility Classes and "Separation of Concerns"
- What I use | Brendan Thompson
- My setup and what I use | Andy Bell