Dracula On CodePen And Open Startup
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Dracula On CodePen And Open Startup

I've always admired this concept of "open startup" in which people gather all their private metrics and make them public. Dracula is not a startup, but I'm all about transparency with the community, so I decided to create this /open page to share all the numbers.

  • GitHub API for repository stars
  • Mailchimp API for newsletter subscribers
  • Google Analytics API for website pageviews
  • Twitter API for social followers
  • Gumroad API for sales numbers

This was built with Next.js and I have a Redis instance on Upstash to cache the data. To avoid rate limits, I have a cron job configured on Mergent. As always, the code is open source.

Dracula open dashboard

New on Dracula

Say hello to the 6 new themes that joined Dracula recently:

  • CodePen: a development environment for designers and developers
  • Clone Hero: a free clone of the Guitar Hero franchise
  • HyperX NGENUITY: a software to personalize HyperX keyboards
  • macOS Color Picker: a color wheel and color spectrum utility
  • PsychoPy: a Python package for use in neuroscience research
  • Vortex: a mod manager for games like Fallout, Skyrim, and Witcher

CodePen Theme Preview

Dracula in the wild

This week Brandon (@b08waffles) from Brisbane, Australia shared his Dracula setup on Twitter:

Brandon setup with Dracula

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