The Mac Pro icon in the Apple store is a mess(apple.com)

almost 2 years ago from Jordan Little, Design/Dev

  • Jordan LittleJordan Little, almost 2 years ago

    It is a "soft skill" these days and is one of the reasons why I still appreciate Eli Schiff as a design critic – he appreciates those pixel-perfect details and calls out brands who don't bother.

    When I was teaching (college web design and frontend dev), I found it hard to elucidate the how and why of pixel-perfection. Businesses these days do not value putting pride into your work over getting something done below budget and before deadline. Until those priorities start shifting, I think we'll see fewer and fewer new designers worrying about these details and more designers working across many disciplines, not afforded the time to pixel push.

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    • Dan GDan G, almost 2 years ago

      Why does it matter in this instance?

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      • Jordan LittleJordan Little, almost 2 years ago

        Say that enough and you'll become a nihilist.

        You can take it in two ways: it matters a lot because new designers don't seem to be being afforded the time to hone their craft as their senior cohorts, which points to all sorts of interesting ramifications for the field

        Or, it speaks to the dangers of using agency talent, whose priorities and values may not align with the brand. Apple is world-renowned for their attention to detail and this could be the work of an intern/contractor.

        Or, it's a goofy mistake that somehow made it into production.

        Whichever, I found it interesting enough to post.

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