Xavi Esteve

Xavi Esteve

Senior UI Developer Joined over 8 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • Posted to Ask DN: Most Readable Google Web Fonts?, in reply to Marie O , Nov 07, 2016

    After playing around with many combinations and font weights I must say I'd stay with Roboto (for desktop and mobile at least)

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Alternatives to CodeKit environment, Oct 05, 2015

    I use:

    • Gulp & Vagrant/VirtualBox: for medium/big projects

    • Koala app + MAMP: open-source, free CodeKit alternative; great for small/personal/quick projects

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  • Posted to Random text generators: LittleIpsum and alternatives, Jul 16, 2015

    I loved lorem ipsum too until many clients would find it distracting even though I told them it was just a placeholder. So I built Real Ipsum a few years ago and it is way more realistic since it uses real words and consistency while keeping it senseless.

    Also, when coding if you have the Emmet extension installed in your code editor you can type "lorem" to get a paragraph generated, pretty useful when coding layouts.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: What does your CV look like?, Jun 01, 2015

    It's a one-file printer-friendly responsive HTML page (with embedded CSS and images): http://xaviesteve.com/cv/

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  • Posted to I am so afraid to be known as the designer of the app that I am working on for a year, May 23, 2015

    Don't take it too seriously. I don't have everything I've worked on in my portfolio. Some clients just want you to use your Photoshop skills, that's not your "work" then.

    Now go get more clients and with time you will learn to spot good and bad clients. One really good question I always make is "Have you ever gone through a web/app redesign before?", most people will eventually get to understand the importance of trusting the expert's opinion as they work on more and more projects.

    Lesson learned, now move on! :)

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  • Posted to Let's see your website/portfolio., Feb 05, 2015


    A minimal & responsive Wordpress theme I made in January 2014, I released the theme for free here if you are interested

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  • Posted to Show DN: OmPad: Beautiful, minimal writing web app, in reply to Jim Silverman , Feb 04, 2015

    You are totally right, I haven't got the chance to test Windows yet but from your screenshot I can see the font rendering at 1 tiny pixel. I've increased font weight from 100 to 300 and it looks much better now, thanks Jim!

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Do you upgrade the Bootstrap's subversions of your project?, Jan 23, 2015

    For small to medium websites I don't.

    Based on my experience, having an old version of Bootstrap is not as critical in terms of technical debt as, let's say, having an old version of PHP or even jQuery.

    The time it takes to upgrade and QA that nothing broke down has ended up being better spent doing a homepage redesign or A/B testing in terms of ROI or overall performance.

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  • Posted to What to do when your website design gets stolen., Dec 30, 2014

    Are they competing with or affecting your business in any way? Will any of your clients or prospects ever see the other website?

    Time and money is your most precious resource. I know it sucks but if they're not affecting your business then take it as a compliment. Spend your time working on your business rather than fixing another one.

    Imagine how much it's going to cost in terms of time and money to find a lawyer and explain everything, send cease and desist emails, meetings, phone calls, Google form fillings, waiting time, frustration... 20 man-hours and $1,000? Now imagine you can invest that time and money in YOUR business.

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  • Posted to Why you'll love Gravit - 10 Reasons, Oct 17, 2014

    This is incredibly great news! I am/was a great fan of Fireworks for many many years and have been working on Sketch for a few months (great yet slow).

    I've just tried Gravit for a few minutes in Chrome and it has got the Fireworks UI plus some modern features of Sketch. Best of all, it is Open Source and built in HTML5/NodeJS which makes me very happy.

    It still needs to iron some things out, for example, working with gradients is painfully slow since you can't drag and drop them and need to set angles/percentages by typing the numbers manually. And on a bigger scale Node desktop apps are still way behind of native apps, but hey, it's still an Alpha, Free and OS agnostic!

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