Robert Deniszczyc

Joined almost 3 years ago via an invitation from Andrew D.

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  • Posted to Frontend Design, Feb 18, 2016

    Here’s the thing: I’ve never had a computer science class in my life, and I spent my high school career hanging out in the art room. Suffice it to say those requests made me extremely uncomfortable.

    If you expect to learn code at school/college/university that will set you up for life you're doing it wrong. You should be learning every day for the rest of your life. Higher education such as university shouldn't teach you code but you should learn how to learn; how to teach yourself code. The whole thought minefield of 'spoon feed me stuff I'm paying to be at university' is damaging not only to the education system but to an extent is making people lazy and not prepared to learn.

    Also, if you're being asked questions you don't have an answer for, but are surrounded by people more well informed, you can always ask others!

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  • Posted to Quartz launches text-message based news app, Feb 11, 2016

    I don't want to feel like a journalist asking questions to get my news, I'd rather just have the news displayed to me. Fancy, but I question whether this is something people actually want.

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  • Posted to Bulma: A modern CSS framework built on Flexbox, Feb 08, 2016

    What's browser support for this like? I know there are some IE issues with Flexbox...

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  • Posted to Looking for a Host for the Designer News Podcast, in reply to George Bartz , Jan 27, 2016

    I think if bigger names in the industry are involved the podcast would have to avoid the same old 'tell me your story/how did you get to where you are' conversations that have been covered a million times before. It would be great to have a podcast with discussions around topics rather than biographies, in my opinion.

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  • Posted to Looking for a Host for the Designer News Podcast, in reply to Maxwell Lind , Jan 27, 2016

    My favourite podcast is 99% Invisible and that's usually between 15-25 minutes; although it's technically more a radio show how it's produced but it's concise and always on topic, which personally I find important.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Do You Still use Wordpress? If so, why?, in reply to Adam Rasheed , Jan 26, 2016

    Hi Adam,

    Assuming we mean "live" as in a live server which is directly providing the site to users, doing any code changes directly to the server is super risky. The main reason is if for whatever reason there are any unintended consequences of the code change (in the case of CSS changes let's say the change breaks the layout) the users on the site will be immediately impacted, and you have no - or at best, few - rollback options.

    One option to rollback the changes would be to remember what you have just changed and change it back; however while you are doing this your users are on a site that is now broken so they will start dropping off.

    For some users, seeing a site with a broken layout may worry them into thinking the site has been hacked in which case they could leave the site never to return.

    It's always best to develop and make changes on a completely exclusive environment and test on staging environment first before rolling changes live, preferably via some deployment technique and version control so you can rollback quickly - and safely - should anything live break.

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  • Posted to Show DN: My Portfolio, in reply to Thompson George , Jan 25, 2016

    I came here to comment the exact same thing.

    Even if you don't care about academia (I refrain from calling university "school" or to some extent 'education' per se but that's another conversation) it doesn't look good to phrase things in this way. A degree should be something to enjoy and focus towards achieving, it's not something to be taken lightly or be shrugged off. It comes across almost as lazy and unfocussed.

    Nicely designed site overall though.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Do You Still use Wordpress? If so, why?, in reply to Adam Rasheed , Jan 25, 2016

    changes on. SCSS level once it's already one a live server.

    Surely not making code changes actually on a live environment? Never a good idea...

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  • Posted to Show DN: MakerSlate - A better résumé for developers and designers, Jan 21, 2016

    What does this do that something like LinkedIn already doesn't/what does this aim to achieve what LinkedIn can't?

    Also if you're a designer (not necessarily web design) looking for a design job, surely this can be a good opportunity to showcase your skills by designing your own portfolio/résumé as opposed to using something like this?

    This is pretty and cleanly designed, but I'm not sure what it is aiming to achieve that existing services already don't.

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