Andrew Ciobanasiu

Andrew Ciobanasiu

Portland OR Designer Joined over 2 years ago

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  • Posted to ASK DN: Do you contribute to retirement funds?, in reply to Timothy McKenna , Jul 21, 2017

    I just started using a similar app: Qapital. Uses simple "round-up" rules to build some savings. We'll see how it works out. Digit looks interesting, thanks for the tip.

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  • Posted to Vector icon speed runs, in reply to Marc Edwards , Jul 21, 2017

    Awesome. Downloaded the album for when imgur runs out of cash. Super helpful Marc!

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  • Posted to So such design. Many advice. Wow., in reply to Mattan Ingram , Jul 08, 2017


    Not everything is rainbows and magic and happy pat on the back. Should you directly hurt someone's feelings? No. Should you be able to take a scathing review? Yes. That's how it works.

    On one end of the critique spectrum we have the overly positive, centimeter deep, meager little comments on sites like dribbble. Nothing is actually said. Ego stroking is rampant. Look at any of the top shots. It's not design as much as it is art appreciation in a lot of cases. (also we're all guilty of this, ily dribbble)

    On the other end: harsh, sharp, angry critique. Just take a look at the comments in any given BrandNew article. What did that poor little pattern ever do to you? Did that logotype murder your pet? How did the color yellow become hitler all of a sudden? Honestly? (also guilty)

    Though, I wonder how much of it is even a "problem" as much as it just is the nature of the industry.

    We have all been cultivating acute senses of taste and preference for years and years. Some of us lifetimes. The result is a bunch of deeply opinionated people. I'd even say INSANELY optionated at times.

    Something something opinions are like assholes. You put two or more together and it gets pretty pungent In a hurry.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Zero Studios, in reply to Alim Maasoglu , Jul 05, 2017

    Agreed. Scrolljacking is a bit over the top. But nice animations and overall presentation.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Zero Studios, in reply to Ian Williams , Jul 05, 2017


    Edit: Oh right, you mean the scrolling. Yeah. No bueno.

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  • Posted to Show DN: Freshly launched portfolio, in reply to Rhys Jones , Jul 04, 2017

    Man, you said it but you shouldn't worry.

    The type pairings are phenomenal, colors are spot on, photos and imagery are remarkable. Craft looks like fun.

    Through and through very well done. Crack a beer!

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  • Posted to Site Design:, in reply to Jimmy Ofisia , Jun 01, 2017

    Ah. Yep. I'm sure some of those comments are incoming.

    While "brutalist design" is definitely the trend now, I think that hating on it is just as trendy.

    I appreciated the huge, unconventional type in this design and the interesting work layered through it. Sure it's not a UX wet dream, but it's different and memorable. Agreed on the hamburger button.

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  • Posted to Learn CSS Grid—A guide to learning CSS grid layout, in reply to Matt D. Smith , May 23, 2017

    Same boat. "Whoa flexbox is magic. WHOA CSS GRID IS MAGIC."

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  • Posted to @font-face imports and mobile web-kit woes: why God why?, in reply to Brad Siefert , May 17, 2017

    I'll have to dig into it again. Wouldn't be surprised if it was that simple of a fix. Thanks for the tip!

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  • Posted to @font-face imports and mobile web-kit woes: why God why?, May 14, 2017

    Did some reaching out and Zell Liew suggested this post on Jake Archibald's blog: Combining fonts

    Turns out the Google font API is enough magic to work with. Especially if I don't want to build my own character set.

    Hope someone finds this bit of info useful like I did!

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