Personable Man

York University Joined 7 months ago

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  • Posted to React for Design, Mar 08, 2019

    The landing page needs to communicate something about WTF Philip Davis is and why I should learn React from his course when there are far cheaper alternatives on Udemy that are vetted by user reviews.

    If you don't have enough customers at this stage to be able to offer reviews, at least include a testimonial from a client or an employer to verify to prospects that you know your stuff.

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  • Posted to Work and life of Stanley Kubrick, Mar 08, 2019

    I always find these "animate when element enters the viewport" style websites hard to navigate, because the animation triggers are always slower than how I scroll. So if the image doesn't load when I reach the trigger point, but does load half a second after, I feel irritated as I have to scroll back up to see the image.

    The parallax scroll effect at the start of the page is fine, but use the animate-on-scroll effect sparingly.

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  • Posted to So you say you want some brutalism?, Mar 08, 2019

    Love brutalist designs, and this one is actually pretty neat. Couple of things:

    • There's way too much content for a single-color palette. Other brutalist websites I've seen (can't think of any examples now)

    • Don't make any of the content sticky. Right now the home page has 2 sticky sidebar columns AND a sticky top nav header. Again, with a single color palette and tightly-packed content it's hard to scroll without losing your reading position on the page.

    0 points
  • Posted to Marvel runs own User Testing feature , Mar 08, 2019

    Automated video transcription would be amazing, especially for lengthy user testing sessions (~20 min/user).

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  • Posted to Absurd Design, in reply to Aaron Wears Many Hats , Mar 08, 2019

    Yeah, full marks to the artist for doing this and making it available for free, BUT:

    not implementing a commercial license of some sort might lead this unique artwork to become the next Humaans.com, which is now an incredibly generic art style.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Portfolio of Bethany Heck, Mar 08, 2019

    This looks like one of those sites you make and show only to other designers you think will "get it".

    I would never for a second have thought that the garish font, jammed-together content, gigantic type size and awful paragraph spacing would be describing the work of a typography specialist.

    -1 points
  • Posted to I love this '80s inspired conference site, Dec 14, 2018

    Cool site! And yeah, Laracon really is one of those events where the website doesn't have to have simple navigation or perfectly descriptive copy; the audience are already aware of the event, and people may already get the big details from Twitter/Email newsletter.

    Perfect opportunity to have fun with the website IMO. I miss these types of "creative" designs, as the web today feels restricted to "business" designs and CMS templates.

    It's nice to see a "fun" site every once in a while.

    1 point
  • Posted to Blocs 3 - New Visual Web Design Tool, Nov 23, 2018

    I'll definitely check this out. I like that there's no BS monthly subscription, but I'm guessing if you were a VC-backed company with many employees, that would not have been the case!

    I'm not a webdev, but I can and do build sites by hand in Bootstrap for personal projects, and hopefully I'll be able to build faster using this, than I was able to in Webflow.

    1 point
  • Posted to What do you use to develop animated elements for your websites? (CSS-only, Adobe Animate, Bodymovin'?), in reply to Aaron Sagray , Oct 15, 2018

    Hadn't heard of Hype. I'll check it out, as I would prefer a one-time payment as opposed to Adobe's subscription model, which I'd rather do without.

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  • Posted to What do you use to develop animated elements for your websites? (CSS-only, Adobe Animate, Bodymovin'?), in reply to Josh Sanders , Oct 15, 2018

    I have briefly read about anime.js; I'll review their examples showcase and sample code to see if it's within my skillset. I've also read good things about p5.js, but haven't tried it yet.

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