Jack Bach

Jack Bach

underdogkid91 Joined about 4 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Jack has invited Pedro Sola, Jordi Romero, Josep Martins

  • 4 stories
  • Posted to Show DN: BlingBling, in reply to Benjamin Rogers , Sep 13, 2016

    You are assuming every creator wants maximum reach.

    Sometimes making a first step harder can create curiosity, which creates some tension in the user, and finally can lead to a surprise.

    This approach might make the creator lose some visitors, but it will make the experience more memorable for the ones that go through that firs step.

    Specially in this case there's a reason to ask the user to access the site in its phone.

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  • Posted to Show DN: BlingBling, in reply to Benjamin Rogers , Sep 13, 2016

    Your loss.

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  • Posted to Am I getting too old for this sh*t? My struggle with new trends, Sep 09, 2016

    I think (and I hope) we are entering in a new stage in design. Or at least I believe new ways of designing products are going to emerge.

    • In the 90s, software was for nerds. Nerds were willing to invest energy in learning how to use software, were willing to read documentation and fail a couple of times in order to complete a task.

    • After the dot com bubble, software designers tried to reach a larger audience, so software was made easy to use. The entry point needed to be easy, so users wouldn't get scared. Every action needed to be intuitive, so users would stick.

    • Today, there's apps for almost everything. Communication with friends was a problem solved by Messenger and Whatsapp. Those products have excellent user experiences.

    Snapchat is a game. Games are not supposed to be easy to use, you need to learn how to use them. That's what makes them fun. And the more you use them, the more fun you have.

    I'm happy as designers we are not only solving problems anymore. Actually, we don't need to be the ones that solve the problem in a most efficient way. We can choose to design to make users feel.

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  • Posted to ASK DN — Grav vs. Jekyll vs. Other, in reply to Kris Kim , Aug 03, 2016

    Hey Kris,

    Thanks for the link. Will look into it, but apparently there might be similar issues to other plugins I've tried that have to do with nesting ( )

    I'm currently using a jade plugin, but cannot use includes because of nesting issues. So I cannot reuse components markup D:

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  • Posted to ASK DN — Grav vs. Jekyll vs. Other, Aug 02, 2016

    I have been using Jekyll during the last months. I like simple software, so I'm really happy with it. Collections, configuration, architecture and sass integration are well done.

    That said, it does not support haml, slim or pug (jade), and the plugins I've found for that don't really work. imo writing html is slow and error prone, so I want to avoid it. I don't think I'll use Jekyll again if I find a similar alternative that supports an html preprocessor.

    Also, sometimes compilation takes up to 60s, but usually is pretty fast (below 3s).

    Keep us updated avout your findings!

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  • Posted to Feedback needed - Photography Website, Jul 06, 2016

    maybe you could consider changing the lorem ipsum in the about page :) other than that i like that the design puts the focus on the pictures

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  • Posted to Elevate yourself with side projects, May 19, 2016

    For those who work for others doing what they love, this post won't really give any solution. It is not about time, it's about energy. If you put all your energy in your job, you cannot put it in your projects. I don't like this obsession with time optimization and productivity. There's just a limited amount of energy we have in a day.

    Albert Einstein’s first job was a low-status assistant clerk in an office, allowing him to devote free time to pursue his real passion, theoretical physics. [...] The artist Jackson Pollock worked as a school janitor and spent his after-hours painting.

    They didn't work in something that consumed the type of energy they needed to use in their passion. They worked in underqualified jobs to earn some money and used their energy in their personal projects.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Stink Digital, May 12, 2016

    ♥ those clocks at the bottom of the homepage ♥

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  • Posted to Road to Panda 5 and RSS Feeds, Jan 22, 2016

    Getting investment is a double edged sword, it can help, but most times it often hinders the product. The focus shifts to growth instead of serving the current user base.

    Happy to see more and more products choosing not to look for investment.

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  • Posted to Your favorite jean brand? , in reply to Alexis Morin , Oct 16, 2015

    Big fan for years. And they are quite affordable.

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