Cover-photo-2015-05-30_04_18_35__0000-1556820150530-3-1bnhh4u
John Savage

John Savage

Designer Joined over 5 years ago

  • 0 stories
  • 3 comments
  • 0 upvotes
  • Posted to Blocs - first look of a web design Mac app, in reply to Norm Sheeran , Oct 30, 2014

    I'm not nor wasn't referring to your work as scummy so please stop interpreting it as that.

    Here's the mental breakdown:

    1. Watched video. Very impressed.
    2. Saw long URL that subscribes you to release notifications. Clicked it.
    3. Got a confirmation email for something called "UI Parade." Was expecting an email subscription to "Blocs Releases" or something akin.
    4. Checked out UI Parade, saw that it was some kind of UI patterns collection site (I have enough of those in my bookmarks).
    5. Little information about Vimeo's "Norm" or the author/company behind UI Parade led me to believe this was unrelated email subscription and a "scuumy" way to get people into a spam trap from a UI design site.

    I have enough spam as it is. For future reference, product notification subscription links should only include information on that product, it's not nice to subscribe people to other things when that's not their intent.

    6 points
  • Posted to Blocs - first look of a web design Mac app, in reply to Norm Sheeran , Oct 30, 2014

    Thanks for the clarification. The "scummy" remark was more because I thought you were subscribing us to some unrelated UI website's newsletter that might mention your product when it's released. (Although, what you're describing doesn't sound too far off).

    WYSIWYG responsive-HTML editors are becoming a dime a dozen (Macaw, Webflow, SquareSpace, etc.), so I hope you understand that when there's very little information available about the author or company behind a product video, it becomes suspicious.

    Your website doesn't help either.

    http://www.cazoobi.com/

    0 points
  • Posted to Blocs - first look of a web design Mac app, Oct 30, 2014

    The "subscribe to get notified" link will subscribe you to UI Parade's newsletter, a site that upon first look seems completely unrelated to this project. Kind of scummy thing to do.

    How about a real notification email?

    1 point
Load more comments