Todd Morey

Todd Morey

Creative Director, OpenStack Foundation Joined over 7 years ago

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  • Posted to Sponsor: HipChat — Group and Private Chat, File Sharing, and Integrations for Designers, Jun 13, 2016

    But... it's not at all for designers. They don't even mention designers as an audience. I mean, sure, designers can use it, just like anyone else. But when I see a title like this, I'm assuming they've paid special attention to the design crowd.

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Good website "hoster", Jan 11, 2016

    There is. Netlify is a hosting service where you can use any static site generator (Jekyll, Metalsmith), and it will automatically run a build (doing things like sass compilation and js minification) whenever you check a change into your git repo. They even have an open-source project that's a visual cms-style editor for markdown pages with front matter.

    If you don't want to bring your own static site generator, Webhook is sort of an all-in-one solution. You basically install a small application locally that works with the hosted service. The downside is that you are tied to their template / setup choices; the upside is that there's nothing to really set up or configure.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: How do you deploy and host websites today?, Jan 05, 2016

    Netlify is really good for static content. Easily integrates into your workflow, and can build your site (Jekyll, metalsmith, etc) automatically.

    2 points
  • Posted to What's up with all the added progress bars?, Dec 28, 2015

    I think the hope is that the progress bar subtly creates an uneasy incomplete feeling until you've seen the rest of the content. Would be curious to see if anyone has A/B tested that. I don't think it's designed to be an aid for the reader; I think it's designed to encourage you to stay on the page.

    7 points
  • Posted to Photon—UI toolkit for building desktop apps with Electron, Oct 14, 2015

    What I'd be nervous about is that it amplifies the expectation of your app being a pure native app. The problem is, it's just hard to live up to that expectation with a webkit powered UI. I think the Slack approach is probably best as they don't completely mimic the look of a native app.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Converse Chuck Taylor Allstar II launch page, Jul 25, 2015

    "We obsessed creative spirits and realized they wanted more."

    I honestly have no idea what that even means.

    16 points
  • Posted to Jerry Dior, Designer of Major League Baseball’s Logo, Dies at 82, Jun 07, 2015

    Does anyone know if he also did the NBA logo? It's of course very similar in design and philosophy.

    0 points
  • Posted to New font by Volkswagen, May 27, 2015

    Feels a lot less specific to the brand—a lot less personality. Along the lines of Open Sans and friends. And I don't really feel it adds any bit of "modern," either, which I'm sure was one of the stated objectives.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Static site collaboration feedback tool, in reply to Crys T. T. Nguyen , Apr 23, 2015

    I've solved this before by just embedding Disqus[1] on the static site. It's free and easy to set up. Each unique URL then gets a comment thread, just like a blog post. You just have to do something to visually separate it from the actual site content, or have it appear with a click on a feedback button, etc.

    Some of the other feedback tools have more features, but I found this approach to work really well.

    [1] https://disqus.com

    1 point
  • Posted to New Apple MacBook Product Page, Mar 09, 2015

    On the page, I wish they wouldn't replay the animations as you scroll back up. On the machine, it looks like the glass doesn't go all the way to the bottom, but instead cuts off above the MacBook label. Looks like a bit of a design compromise; one that stands out on an otherwise gorgeous machine.

    2 points
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