James Chambers
Good morning. I'm James.

I'm the founder of storyboarding SaaS Boords, and animation company Animade. This site catalogues my writing on software products, marketing, business, and productivity. Sometimes I throw in a bit of woodworking for good measure.


How working remotely lowered my resting heart rate 22%
Despite everything last year had to offer, my heart rate dropped from 59 to 47BPM in 2020. What gives?
January 2021
Hot reloading Next.js with Docker in development
Learn the tricks needed to get Next.js hot reloading working with Docker in a development environment.
December 2020
How to fix slow Typescript syntax highlighting in Vim
How an old regex engine caused hours of misery, and the one-line fix which saved me.
December 2020
How to find Rails development performance bottlenecks
Resources to help you speed up a slow Rails development server.
November 2020

Companies & Projects

Co-founder of the London-based animation studio
July 2010Now
Bootstrapped storyboarding SaaS for creative professionals
November 2015Now
Hover Studio
Co-founder & director of the interaction design studio
November 2013October 2015
Hover StatesPreviously
Founder of the interaction design blog
November 2012October 2015
Bootstrapped minimal web-based RSS reader
November 2014October 2016
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