Here’s what making a prototype in Bubble looks like

2021 goal: homestead + no-code – Bubble and Webflow prototype – Copywriting tips go live – Zapier add approvals

Here’s the recap of where I’m headed in 2021 and the topics through which I will share details via this blog:
  • Buy land and start a homestead with my family outside of Nashville, TN.
  • Use the internet and no-code to run businesses to provide income.
  • Continue to work at Zapier. I am managing a small team of Customer Champions (a.k.a. Support).
  • Build the Amperland product in Bubble for 3D Artists.
  • Release visual copywriting tips and monetize.
I will be putting no-code to the test this year. I’ll either succeed and have a foundation for a business that was built using no-code in less time and at a lower cost than a coded software product, or I will learn no-code’s shortcomings.
Either way, you’ll be the first to know how things pan out.

Building a prototype in Bubble and Webflow

This past week, Amperland needed to visualize the first version of the product. I decided to use Bubble and Webflow instead of Photoshop, Figma, or XD to build out a prototype.

Since Bubble has both a frontend and backend, you can choose to only use the frontend for prototyping.

Curious about what a frontend and backend are and why they make Bubble so powerful? Here’s a 3-minute YouTube video I made explaining it.

Here are some screenshots showing the prototype using Bubble and Webflow:

A clickable, visual, first draft. I’ll take it.

This week, copywriting tips go live on Twitter

I’ll be experimenting with the cadence and content for Twitter. The idea is to create valuable and visual content that people can consume quickly. I’d also like to get others involved by providing a way for them to practice their copywriting.

Follow along on my Twitter account if you’re curious.

What I learned at Zapier last week: an approval app!

I was pleased to see that while I was away on paternity leave, the Zapier team had created a much needed Zapier-owned approval app.

Now, after any step in a Zap, you can add an approval step. If the approver “approves” the run of the Zap, it will continue.

I see this as the first step towards providing more app-like functionality within Zapier itself. Exciting stuff.

Watch a quick 6-minute demo of the app by one of Zapier’s co-founders here.

Happy Building,