Table of Contents:


Consider this design doc to have been scrawled on the back of a napkin. In fact, if I’d had a paper napkin handy, that’s what you’d be looking at right now.

That means that this project is still in need of a lot of feedback. As you read through this document, you should be able to leave comments. I turned that on in the hope that you will. If you find it easier/preferable/better to submit comments via a google form, click here. If you would like to submit feedback some other way, let me know. My goal is to help you make this project better.

I would appreciate feedback on all parts of this document, but the “design questions” section contains questions I don’t yet have polished answers to. If you feel that you have a good answer to one of those, I would be immensely grateful.

With all that said, please do finish reading the napkin before leaving feedback. The form is also linked at the bottom so you don’t have to scroll back and forth.

same link as above, but bigger and cooler:


If you like, feel free to reach out via email at


<aside> ⚜️ Thank you for taking the time to look over this design doc! Use this overview to get a general sense of what it is, and use the Table of Contents to find more information on the particular parts of the project that you would like to learn more about.


The Problem

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