Founder: Matt Kaludi
1. What inspire you to come up with Magazine 3 – idea behind it?
During the freelancing time, I was in this space filled with people who wanted a website and were having such a hard time finding themes and stuff. Idea of creating something that solves problem was always in the back of my mind but I never had time to work on that idea. After I had a clear plan in my mind, I decided to quit my freelancing job for 6 months and work on that idea. That idea eventually became Magazine3.com over the span of 8 months.
2. Favorite website(s) for daily inspiration?
Actually i don’t have any. I work around the concept & idea of website or theme and then browse through the similar websites that inspires me. One needs to understand the concept, structure and need of a user in order to create the design.
I don’t think creating themes has anything to do with the concept of ‘Websites for daily inspirations’ that many web designers and developers follow. I see that as a creativity killer, there may be some things that you might find are interesting but it’s not for me in general. I just don’t see it that way but that’s just me. Everyone has their own style which works for them and this one works for me.
These days I am getting inspired a lot by physical magazines & Newspapers.
3. Your daily routine / schedules?
I don’t have any fixed routine. I work 16 hours a day.
4. Your Workspace details?
Large table with a fairly decent view. 20 inch LED monitor, Intel core i5 3.1 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard disk, Microsoft Keyboard & Mouse.
My primary OS is Ubuntu 11.04 with Windows 7 & XP on VirtualBox. Here is the list of my favorite applications:
- Opera for browsing
- Opera Mail client, feed reader & notes
- Tomboy notes
- Google Chrome for watching videos
- Mozilla firefox for web development
- Geany (IDE)
- Gpick (colorpicker tool)
- Youtube – Its not an app but i don’t know what would i do without Youtube. YT is an important part of daily life.
5. Advice/Suggestions for future designer/developers/entrepreneur?
One suggestion that i would like to give to future developers & Entrepreneurs is that look around you and discover the opportunities that are around your skills/intrest and work on that. Don’t try to become next big thing instantly because you will need a lot of experience in your feild when your time comes, so prepare yourself for that day.