Gavin McFarland

Gavin McFarland

London Joined almost 7 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Gavin has invited Daniel Beard

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  • 25 upvotes
  • Posted to We AB tested having a sticky add to cart button (sticky won), in reply to Devesh Khanal , Feb 18, 2019

    I agree. We tested sticky CTA's and they have a negative lift, but then we tested with a smaller sticky footer and it had a really big positive lift overall. The subtlest of things can make a real difference.

    0 points
  • Posted to Don’t get clever with login forms, Feb 18, 2019

    I'd love to see user research on some of the suggestions. It's fine having you're own theory about the usability of said implementation, but what do user's think of it?

    2 points
  • Posted to Would love your feedback on a job hunting tool I’ve been working on: RMTWRK, Jan 31, 2019

    For me, I love that you can combine a category with job type like contact work. You can't do that on most remote work websites.

    2 points
  • Posted to Design / UX: Specialists vs Generalists — What’s Better? Here's the Truth, Jan 10, 2019

    "Ignore all of the dumb terms for a moment and let’s focus on the real question: Should I focus on being good at one thing, or should I try to be good at all things?"

    Well, that escalated quickly.

    1 point
  • Posted to Figma introduces PDF exports, Dec 07, 2018

    I like that they've added this feature. It makes it a lot more versatile and just convenient for sharing designs in my own process.

    0 points
  • Posted to Gal Shir, Dec 05, 2018

    Really love Gal's work at Lemonade. Have admired the motion design for that service for a while now.

    0 points
  • Posted to Does vertical rhythm actually make text more legible? Has it been proven?, Oct 18, 2018

    Whoa whoa whoa, the golden ratio is BS? :P

    7 points
  • Posted to Designers who have become developers: how have you found the experience?, Oct 17, 2018

    I originally started out creating websites by creating interfaces in Photoshop and then stitching them together using tables in Dreamweaver. At the time I was part of a community dedicated to skeuomorphic interfaces that were popular in games and software. Someone I knew from the forum was very generous and lent me some of their webspace. They also showed me you could do pretty much anything you wanted with CSS and gave me encouragement to learn it. If it wasn't for that one person I'm not sure I would be where I am today.

    Since then I've learnt how to programme, create plugins, fully interactive and animated websites etc. I spent some time as a front end person but eventually I started focusing on more design and UX roles. In my own time I create side projects that use programming and front end code. My technical knowledge helps me massively to understand the challenges and constraints that companies I work with face. But ultimately the real I reason code is because I enjoy the craft so much. It feels great being able to picture something and being able to bring it to life. I'm a massive advocate of design systems and I've been able to test out my own technical solutions that revolve around problems in this space. I've then used these ideas in my side projects making them easier to manage and deploy as I want.

    So much credit and appreciation goes to many many strangers that had and have the time to teach me and help me learn.

    As others have mentioned I would follow what you are interested in. As you find you can do things yourself you may have a bigger desire to push yourself. Things will get hard at times and it will seem like you are hitting a brick wall, but over time things will seemingly click into place and you will know more of what you didn't know previously.

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  • Posted to National Health Service, in reply to Aaron Wears Many Hats , Oct 15, 2018

    Just looking through the errors under 1.4 for colour contrast. These are all false because Achecker doesn't check for specificity so those colour combinations never happen.

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