Mark O'Neill

Mark O'Neill

Manchester UI / UX Designer Joined over 9 years ago

  • 4 stories
  • Posted to Data-driven Wine?, Aug 07, 2018

    That is a gorgeous website and I love the idea.

    Is there any way to buy online? I would really like a few bottles.

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: My new portfolio. Thoughts?, in reply to Ryan Hicks , Aug 06, 2018

    Don’t worry, I didn’t expect to see five years worth of case studies!

    Originally, the about page text said that Aleksi had 5+ years experience but then went on to show only 3-4 years of actual work experience listed. As a potential employer I would find that suspect. I wasn’t having a go, just pointing out the inconsistency that has now been fixed.

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: My new portfolio. Thoughts?, Aug 06, 2018

    I have had a quick look through and had the following thoughts:

    It feels fast, loading is minimal which is good.

    Stick the gradient that you have on body::before on the html and make the body background white. Then when you get browser bounce when scrolling up you will see the gradient rather than white space which will look nice and give the impression that extra care has been taken in development.

    You say you have 5+ years experience on the about page but your work experience only goes back to 2015. That would make me suspicious (of your maths skills at the very least).

    It feels basic but the case studies are neatly presented.

    Hope that helps.

    1 point
  • Posted to The best mouse for designer, Jul 24, 2018

    Quite a lot of discussion on this subject here:

    I use a magic trackpad because it allows your wrist to lay flat on the desk. It has resolved my wrist pain problems. Set the cursor tracking to high and you only need to move your fingers, it is great.

    0 points
  • Posted to What does your portfolio look like? (Personal site or PDF), May 24, 2018

    What do you do? If you are a web designer then really you should use your portfolio as an opportunity to demonstrate skills. If you are a print designer then PDF is probably best.

    Address it like any other design problem - your users are the employers, how can you best tend to their needs?

    7 points
  • Posted to Outrider Foundation, Apr 03, 2018

    Really great. Leave the transitions, it is beautiful.

    0 points
  • Posted to What is the best ergonomic mouse for macOS?, in reply to Simon Gustavsson , Mar 22, 2018

    The laptop dictates where the trackpad is on the desk so it is uncomfortable because you have to move your body to place your hand level with the centre of the screen.

    You can position the Magic Trackpad wherever you like and it sits just slightly raised above the desk surface where your hand naturally falls so you only have to move your fingers.

    It may not work for you, but it has had a profound effect on my ability to sit and work for longer periods of time without discomfort so I would certainly recommend giving it a try.

    4 points
  • Posted to What is the best ergonomic mouse for macOS?, Mar 22, 2018

    Why would you use the trackpad just for scrolling?

    I use a Magic Trackpad in place of a mouse after having wrist and shoulder pain. I find it much better as you don't need to move your arm and wrist movement is minimal if you set mouse tracking speed high. It seems like it would be difficult for things like drawing in Illustrator but once you are used to it it is just a easy as using a mouse.

    4 points
  • Posted to Site Feedback: Relativity Of Time, in reply to Bobby Anderson , Jan 31, 2018

    I guess you win some and lose some.

    I assumed from the start that the site was trying to sell something (or why go to all that effort) but appreciated the experience. As marketing campaigns go it is quite a subtle approach and allows you to have your fun before even mentioning the product.

    What were you expecting? And why does the end point being a product devalue something you said you enjoyed? Sorry, I realise that sounds confrontational – I don't mean it to be, I just want to understand your viewpoint.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Feedback: Relativity Of Time, Jan 31, 2018

    I had no real issue with the navigation.

    What a great website – I really enjoyed the 2:44 that I spent browsing. It is engaging and doesn't feel like it is trying to push a product. When the product was introduced I was genuinely curious about it because you had gained my trust.

    I am not sure that the home button takes the user back to the right place. Rather than going to the intro screen I think it should go to the 10,000BC 1 minute screen.

    Great work.

    1 point
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