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Show HN: Meet Geisha
33 points by drt on Feb 28, 2014 | hide | past | favorite | 21 comments
For the past couple of months, I’ve been working with a total stranger, @ahmetsulek. We’ve never met in real life, and our communication has been restricted to Skype. And that’s Skype call, not video.

Whilst it’s advised that one should only team up with somebody they’ve known for a long time, I’ve found this not to be necessary. Instead, all you need is a dose of mutual respect and a clear partnership agreement.

We’ve been working together for the past couple of months on a web app and Chrome Extension that aggregates sites like Hacker News, Designer News, Sidebar.io, Behance and Dribbble into one place. Why? To make an easier browsing experience.

Meet http://geisha.io

Let us know what you think.


Looks great, shame about the name and logo. If you wouldn't call an app "Hookers", I don't think you should call one "Geisha"..

Logo seems a little off, I would also agree that they shouldn't call their app Hookers. Good thing that isn't what Geisha means or represents. Might want to hold off on pop-culture international stereotypes and do a little googling.

not saying it justifies the name, but Geishas don't carry the same connotation as hookers.

Great idea, terrible name and logo. Sadly moving on to something else.

+1 I was gonna say the same.

Geisha are not prostitutes.

Direct link: http://geisha.io

Very cool. I love it.

Two things: How can I view comments on the link to the left? This is a minor point. I didn't know what some of the icons so I was initially confused as the differences between the center and left.

The scroll ball on visual content to the right and the number list "scroll bar" on the left side works out very well. Nice touch.

Edit: Also, I think the animations from when you switch between popular and latest for both columns should be consistent. I liked the pop-in effect when you do it with the pictures.

Why did you pick that name for your website?

I've saved the name for a design project as I was looking for it's meaning. Quoting wikipeidia;

Geisha (/??e???/; Japanese: [?e??a]),[1] The word consists of two kanji, ? (gei) meaning "art" and ? (sha) meaning "person" or "doer".

The literal meaning of the individual kanji is not the same as the entire word. You might want to do a bit more research into what a geisha actually is ...

In some cases the meanings of the kanji have nothing to do with the meaning of the word https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ateji

You should have the URL go directly to the page (and indicate that an extension is available there.)

If I was going to your site regularly, I'd hate to have to type in /app each time (and the autocomplete wouldn't necessarily go there.)


Clicked on a linke and it broke?

Edit: I think it was the [ask HN] about missing bitcoin

Clicked on home from here and styling....


I love stories of this kind of successful anonymous collaboration. I can't help but think that they will only become more common/cross-border. Keep it up!

I like the doubling up for the scroll bar + loading icon for infinite scrolling. Cool detail.

I like the look of this, good work guys. I also enjoy the DRT website.

I love the UI. It's clean and pretty fast.

Great collaboration. Very useful!

Very nice! Keep up the good work.

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