Dan W

Joined about 6 years ago

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  • Posted to Prosaic: an intentionally simple, static blogging platform, in reply to Stefan Trkulja , Sep 23, 2020

    Totally agree with this. I know what "the power of a static site generator" is because I built my site on Gatsby/Netlify, but that also means I don't need this service. The target market should be people that want something fast, simple and secure but don't necessarily care what "static site generator" means.

    p.s. Love the website! The black/white simplicity perfectly matches the value prop in the header

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  • Posted to Product Designer Portfolio (Feedback), in reply to Bole ★ , Jun 17, 2020

    Neither of these websites invented the concept and Lukas' implementation is quite different from the site you linked to. Nothing is original in web design at this point so maybe try and be a little more generous with your commentary.

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  • Posted to Which tool(s) are you using for designing UI animations?, in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Apr 29, 2020

    This might help get you excited about animating with React https://www.learnwithjason.dev/let-s-learn-framer-motion

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  • Posted to Which tool(s) are you using for designing UI animations?, in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Apr 29, 2020

    I've been writing CSS a bit longer than that and had exactly the same concerns. I started out in React writing Sass via CSS Modules which at least had some familiarity but now I'm enjoying using Emotion. I found giving up my "expertise" very hard at the beginning but React—or the concept of encapsulated components—is not going anywhere. Better just embrace it and use the CSS skills you already have to keep moving forwards rather than take a step back and use some GUI to do stuff that somebody else will still have to turn into code anyway.

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  • Posted to Which tool(s) are you using for designing UI animations?, in reply to G Lukacs , Apr 28, 2020

    Definitely should just learn React if he can already write HTML/CSS/JS, React is awesome :)

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  • Posted to Which tool(s) are you using for designing UI animations?, in reply to Nicolas Python , Apr 28, 2020

    It's not really a tool for UI animations, you can't control any animation settings at a layer level, only page level.

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  • Posted to If engineers talk to users, do we still need designers?, in reply to Aaron Wears Many Hats , Feb 14, 2020

    Agreed. When you consider a transatlantic flight can produce over half a terabyte of data and that doesn't really take into consideration that non-data processing, mechanical complexities then this statement does seem slightly absurd. I would guess that my washing machine is probably a better comparison :)

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  • Posted to What did you read in 2019?, in reply to Andrei Urse , Jan 14, 2020

    Thanks! I knew I wouldn't have time to checkout all the books on your list but 3 I can manage :)

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  • Posted to What did you read in 2019?, Jan 10, 2020

    Great post. Andrei, it looks like you read a ton of books that are super relevant to designers. Would you mind telling us which, if any, you highly recommend and why?

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  • Posted to Does anyone use InVision DSM?, in reply to paavo koya , Nov 28, 2019

    I think you are talking about something different. A design system can be independent of the software you are using to design and might be used by people from all departments of an organisation. This is a design system: https://polaris.shopify.com/ and the OP is talking about using "Invision Design System Manager" to unify all the examples, guidelines, assets etc. in one place. It's not really about sketch vs figma vs xd or whatever software people are using to create the assets/prototypes. A design system these days would typically link to code examples as well and maybe even embed react components from something like storybook.

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