Tyler Fowler

Web Developer at EyeVerify Joined about 5 years ago

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  • Posted to Is anyone else noticing this more in Chrome lately?, Jun 29, 2015

    I usually override this and always keep a SASS mixin in my toolbox for this, CSS resets in my experience actually don't remove this.

    But I agree it's very important to include good focus states on your buttons, especially for forms where people will tab through the textboxes (and eventually to the submit button). But that blue 'halo' may not always (and usually doesn't) jive with the rest of the design.

    Personally I'm a big fan of the focus state with the off-color bottom border (see Slack's website for a good example). I noticed even Google has this style of focus state on some of their pages the other day.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What do you use for news on desktop?, Jun 28, 2015

    I was tired of the state of things so I started this project:

    https://github.com/tylerFowler/chrome-dashboard

    Not even close to being done and there's not yet a settings page for API keys but if you're that kind you can set it up yourself. I use the DN/HN and bookmarks section every day.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What do you think about pop-ups on before leaving?, in reply to Cihad Turhan , Jun 12, 2015

    That did actually happen to me a while back.. I moved my mouse up and right before I could close it I got a "please don't go! We have things!" message, which of course changed the focus which added one more step to closing the window. So add inconvenient to that.. and kind of creepy?

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What do you think about pop-ups on before leaving?, Jun 12, 2015

    Extremely annoying. Comes off as desperate I think..

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  • Posted to I'm a junior web designer and developper. I want to talk about salary., May 10, 2015

    I'm in almost exactly the same boat as you. 21 years old, got my first full time job out of college in September (on the same day as you.. weird enough). I love the company I work for, it's a small startup environment and only in the last month or so have we really started to grow.

    However, because of the nature of the company pretty much everyone is early-30's to late 40's and those are mainly C++ developers with a ton of experience, and the web contractor that they were using before me is a big Java/Spring enterprise guy (now he's on app development). So I'm building internal web services in Node and Angular which nobody else in the office knows, but am getting paid about $43k a year (before taxes). Not to mention that I'm the only one who knows design of any sort.

    I'm with you on this one, I'll definitely be asking for a raise coming this September. When I started I didn't have many options so I was ok with getting underpaid, but now that I've been there for a while I get recruiters emailing me like crazy with most of the positions offered range from $55 - $65k a year.

    I think part of it might also be that, at least in my company, since nobody is really a web developer and management focuses on the main product (which are mobile apps), any web dev work seems to be undervalued and underappreciated.

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  • Posted to Mailbox for Android 2.0, Apr 07, 2015

    Woke up to this pleasant surprise this morning. Always enjoyed the interface but definitely thought it could do better, and this update definitely fulfilled my expectations. Now for the Mac app ;)

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What's your daily schedule?, in reply to Cihad Turhan , Mar 31, 2015

    Ha! I'd like to get up earlier... but it never seems to happen. I'm on my first year out of school so I'm still on the college schedule a little bit ;)

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  • Posted to Web design baddassery, Mar 31, 2015

    I saw the loading screen and thought I was about to be impressed. It only served to let me down even harder..

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What's your daily schedule?, Mar 31, 2015
    • 8:00 -- alarm
    • 8:10 -- snoozed alarm 1
    • 8:15 -- snoozed alarm 2 (change to 5 minute intervals)
    • 8:20 -- snoozed alarm 3 (change back to 10 minute intervals)
    • 8:30 -- at this point my alarm clock stops letting me hit snooze
    • 8:32 -- get an overview of night time emails with groggy eyes
    • 8:34 -- flip on HuffPost Live
    • 8:35 - 9:10 -- shower, get dressed, fight hair monster with pomade
    • 9:10 - 9:50 -- make coffee and watch last night's Jimmy Fallon
    • 10:00 -- roll into the office (I live very close to the office)
    • 10:30 - 6:00 -- development/design work at EyeVerify
    • 6:10 - 7:30 -- side projects/personal work/Coursera classes
    • 7:30 -- make dinner, then make tea, do whatever I feel
    • 10 -- mix a cocktail if I'm feeling saucy, watch an hour long show
    • 11 -- prepare for sleep, wind down by reading
    • 12 - 1 -- toss and/or turn a bit until I fall asleep
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  • Posted to What conferences are you going to this year?, Mar 17, 2015

    Kansas City Developer Conference!

    http://www.kcdc.info/#!/

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