Personable Man

York University Joined 4 months ago

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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 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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  • Posted to Does anyone else feel guilty for being a product designer?, Oct 11, 2018

    Our view of Product Design is heavily influenced by the case studies, Dribble portfolios and interviews we read/watch, and these are disproportionately skewed towards heavily commercial products. Like the top comment says, there is a world of digital products that exist outside of the overzealous SV "billion users or GTFO" culture.

    I suggest looking into nonprofits in your area, as many are only now starting to develop a digital strategy for raising money online. Many are looking to implement microsites, mini-games, e-commerce stores and other "out of the box" approaches towards philanthropy, and they need help from designers motivated to do good.

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