Kevin Rabinovich

Kevin Rabinovich

Student, designer, and developer Joined over 3 years ago

  • 226 stories
  • 179 comments
  • 963 upvotes
  • Posted to How Braintree cut time spent on design critiques by 50%, May 22, 2017

    I (and I think others) would appreciate an obvious disclosure at the beginning, stating clearly: a) that you, the writer, work for Figma and b) whether or not the company being interviewed was in any way influenced / compensated / paid. Otherwise, it can arguably easily come off as if you’re writing this from an unbiased third party’s perspective.

    It’s true that there are other “telltale” signs that this is Figma-endorsed, e.g. the URL, Medium branding, etc. but there are surely other users who wouldn't be familiar with this and, heck, if you have nothing to hide, why not?

    This, in particular, was a red flag for me, as it seemed to be more mentioned nonchalantly rather than appropriately disclosed:

    When Craig’s team started testing new critique methods, he suggested Figma — a tool that’s like Google Docs for design, allowing people to collaborate in design files and share them with a browser link.

    I would've rephrased to:

    Figma —the tool that we built that’s like Google Docs for design—…

    (Note the addition of the trailing em dash that makes the appositive stand out further.)

    Ethics FTW.

    13 points
  • Posted to Sponsor: How do I keep fonts from getting in the way?, in reply to Blake Rutledge , Feb 17, 2017

    +1.

    1 point
  • Posted to Sponsor: How do I keep fonts from getting in the way?, in reply to Maxwell Lind , Feb 17, 2017

    Thanks for the response, Maxwell! I first saw this on DN desktop.

    0 points
  • Posted to Sponsor: How do I keep fonts from getting in the way?, Feb 15, 2017

    This title, in combination with the color of the badge (which resembles Ask DN), is very misleading. It makes me—and likely others—think that this is a serious question posed by a DN user.

    I think that there should be restrictions on what titles are allowed by advertisers who show native ads on DN.

    Edit: interestingly, ”Sponsor:” prefaces the title when editing a comment: Screenshot

    8 points
  • Posted to PROJECT FLUX - Leaked internal Google document, in reply to alia jone , Oct 22, 2015

    Although Exxon is my favorite, too, I can't say that our house is teat edit, sorry, pal. :/

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: MADE Agency, Sep 28, 2015

    I love how you made good use of Lato, despite its frequently-inappropriate use and overuse as a typeface. The menu also reminds me of Teehan+Lax's.

    0 points
  • Posted to Sketch Color Palette Plugin, Sep 27, 2015

    You should use the Show DN: tag next time. :)

    0 points
  • Posted to AMA: Tobias van Schneider, Designer & Maker, in reply to Tobias van Schneider , Sep 16, 2015

    Thank you for answering my question!

    0 points
  • Posted to AMA: Tobias van Schneider, Designer & Maker, Sep 15, 2015

    Hi Tobias,

    What advice do you have for young designers & students?

    2 points
  • Posted to Paper (by FiftyThree) for iPhone, in reply to kakee hotum , Sep 11, 2015

    Wow, I've never thought of it that way before…

    2 points
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