Thomas Michael Semmler

Thomas Michael Semmler

Vienna, Austria UI Engineer. I'm a bit mean sometimes Joined over 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Humaaans, will it replace freelance designers?, May 28, 2020

    Most definitely not. It doesn't even replace undraw.co

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  • Posted to Design Articles Without The Paywall: Open Stories, May 25, 2020

    I don't think this is the right direction, but it's much appreciated as an alternative to medium. But I believe people shouldn't need to use someone else's platform to publish content. Instead they can use their own. That's what the web is about. People should be able to easily publish their own content under their own domain with 100% control over it.

    Also, this is essentially half the story as well. People first need to convert to prototypr.io users before they can publish. The way it is written makes it look like they are the robin hood of content publishing, but you still need users to convert to prototypr.io before they can publish. It's not for all its for your users. They are also publishing content under your domain.

    Again don't misunderstand, this is a great thing and people will love it. But it isn't solving many problems. Because it's not medium who is evil, its people who don't care about their users and put that stuff on medium, when they could instead just make their own website with little to no work, which has the openness of the web baked into it.

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  • Posted to Hello Worthi, May 25, 2020

    Lol the gelocking. So dumb. I wonder what the reason is.

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  • Posted to Tutorial: how to create neomorphic web components/elements with only CSS and HTML, in reply to Szogyenyi Zoltan , May 25, 2020

    its is not wise to treat producthunt as a compass needle for anything really. If anything it shows you what a very specific audience in a bubble is believing. Users are entirely excluded from this.

    What you are actually saying here, and that is neomorphism is a googleable keyword that will generate traffic to this product, of which you are the CEO of.

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  • Posted to Which tool(s) are you using for designing UI animations?, in reply to Nicolas Python , Apr 30, 2020

    It simply saves us a s***t load of time. Not while designing, but while the discussion and decision phase with our stakeholders.

    I do find this interesting to hear that from a designer. I used to do this as well in where I would invite clients into the very early phase of a design. They would sometimes find some obscure detail and would give rather uneventful feedback, something like "can we push that 2 pixels to the left?". But they would then get attached to that specific detail and obsess over it, entirely forgetting the rest of the design "why haven't you moved this to two pixels?" - It's a placative example. It created a narrative of where everything they notice for some reason has to be taken care of from that moment on, because otherwise I have basically ignored their wishes. So I am a bit afraid that bringing the process that close to stakeholders will lead to much unproductive feedback and overhead in trying to manage that feedback.

    I can understand though how that makes a lot of sense to your specific needs. And a lot of designers find themselves in similar situations nowadays. Thanks for your insights, thats super valuable! Its much better to hear actual reasoning instead of being told "go die on a hill" lol

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  • Posted to Yes & No, Apr 29, 2020

    Welcome back. This has been posted before.

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  • Posted to Which tool(s) are you using for designing UI animations?, in reply to Dan Winer , Apr 29, 2020

    I get that. But I just get the Flash Flashbacks (ahh, funny!). I do believe that what is currently solved via CSS in JS will eventually be replaced by fully realised via webstandards. But I might be wrong. Thank you for writing that.

    For now I have accepted that managing complex CSS and writing semantic accessible components that can be fully progressive is just not something that people at the moment need, which is one of the reasons for why I am starting to transition out of development. I started doing this because I just loved being able to turn my designs into html, css and JS. That skill is not needed anymore, it seems.

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  • Posted to Which tool(s) are you using for designing UI animations?, in reply to Matt Sawmiller , Apr 29, 2020

    I've been thinking about this too. It's been around for so long, I think it's time I'll give it a try lol. Thanks!

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  • Posted to Which tool(s) are you using for designing UI animations?, in reply to John Doe , Apr 29, 2020

    That was massively valuable, thank you. I'll take a look at Kite Compositor. It came up in my research as well.

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