Dan Taplin

UI / UX Designer Joined over 5 years ago

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  • Posted to How do you handle terrible leaders?, Mar 12, 2018

    I think Marc Edwards top comment here is absolutely spot on, I want to chip in but he's nailed it. Just gonna add that it's super nice to see something positive with people engaging in actual discussion, without sarcasm or attitudes on Designer News for the first time in god knows how long. This is great!

    4 points
  • Posted to Alternatives to DN, in reply to Temi A , Nov 18, 2017

    This.

    1 point
  • Posted to Alternatives to DN, Nov 18, 2017

    Sorry you're dealing with this. Since joining this community I've tried to engage on only a handful of occasions and feel as if I've the community who have engaged back have only been similarly toxic. While it may not be on the level of name calling it's certainly what I would describe as deliberately difficult, unhelpful or argumentative.

    This only had to happen on a handful of occasions before I felt that it was pointless to even try and engage anymore, and that my opinion is basically worthless amongst this community.

    Is it so bad to want a community that's more respectful and significantly less difficult?

    2 points
  • Posted to Sketch 47 with Libraries —Sync and use Symbols across documents, Oct 12, 2017

    This would be rad if all of a sudden the Layout was working again...

    I'm getting absurd discrepancies between the size of an object and the padding by 1px ?! e.g everything should be padded by 24px but when pressing alt it says the objects are padded by 23 when that's not possible because it defies the size of the object...

    0 points
  • Posted to So such design. Many advice. Wow., in reply to Liam F , Jul 07, 2017

    ...and it's just as irritating everywhere else too. I don't think his tweet should have been as reductive or carelessly explained. If his problem was with just the promo video then maybe he should have been sure to say that, and don't just lump all of the hard well executed work under the negativity.

    0 points
  • Posted to So such design. Many advice. Wow., in reply to Stefan Trkulja , Jul 07, 2017

    If a 30 second promo is "an event" then the industry does have a problem haha! I think what's happened is that a relatively small audience perhaps got annoyed about seeing a video shared repeatedly amongst this community.

    0 points
  • Posted to So such design. Many advice. Wow., in reply to Victor Erixon , Jul 07, 2017

    Do we have to care - you're absolutely right, I'm annoyed that I'm annoyed. But I do care, I care because he isn't critiquing anything, I don't think anyone should just be negative for being negatives sake without a real point and that's frustrating. It's not cool, like why be that guy? Not everything requires an opinion, or warrants one - especially a pointless, negative one which only further demonstrates the problems in the industry - people like him.

    1 point
  • Posted to So such design. Many advice. Wow., in reply to Sam Solomon , Jul 07, 2017

    What point has he actually made? What's his critique here? He's unhappy about a marketing video? I hardly think a 30 sec promo for a highly requested feature is "glorification" or any kind of reflection of the "design scene". The guy is being negative for no reason because it get's people talking - and here I am wasting time being annoyed about him

    5 points
  • Posted to So such design. Many advice. Wow., in reply to Stefan Trkulja , Jul 07, 2017

    My problem and probably a lot of others is that he's being negative for being negative's sake and that's not cool. What is he actually being negative about? The marketing? It's a VERY small bit of marketing for a feature that a lot of people asked for. Framer could have introduced the feature without any fan fare, which would have been fine too, but they didn't, no harm either way. The point is, with a large audience of followers his criticism does nothing but tell people it's ok to hate on something for no reason. The feature looks to be executed well, the video is lovely, it's something their users wanted - what is there for him to critique?

    2 points
  • Posted to So such design. Many advice. Wow., in reply to Stefan Trkulja , Jul 07, 2017

    Because, what's his actual problem and what is his point? Like literally who cares if Framer wanna make a 30sec promo for a feature? What is he criticising Framer for exactly?

    6 points
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