John Jackson

John Jackson

Charlotte, NC Senior Product Designer at Red Ventures Joined about 3 years ago

  • 16 stories
  • 169 comments
  • 109 upvotes
  • Posted to Particle Effects for Buttons, Apr 25, 2018

    While not necessarily practical, they're definitely neat!

    2 points
  • Posted to DesignerNews closed my account without explanation, in reply to Jffry Vsk , Apr 20, 2018

    Just read through the community guidelines. People slip up sometimes, but we generally know when we're doing something we shouldn't do. I drive over the speed limit in my car, but you aren't going to see me whining about it when I'm punished for it, because I can blame it on no one but myself.

    https://www.designernews.co/about#guidelines

    1 point
  • Posted to DesignerNews closed my account without explanation, Apr 20, 2018

    I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you repeatedly violated the rules and now you're playing innocent. I've personally never broken the rules and my account appears to be active. Coincidence?

    4 points
  • Posted to Button's shouldn't have a hand cursor (part 2), Apr 13, 2018

    Most Internet users would assume, when viewing a website, that a hand cursor means that an interaction is available. While it may not have originally been intended for such a purpose, that's what it has become over the years. Users expect to see it when hovering over things they can interact with.

    So, I ask the question: Why is this even an issue? It doesn't matter what it was historically meant to do. What matters is how the world currently views it.

    6 points
  • Posted to Is anyone using Invision Studio for production work?, in reply to Charles Patterson , Apr 05, 2018

    No better way to identify pain points, bugs, and needed features. ;D

    0 points
  • Posted to Is anyone using Invision Studio for production work?, Apr 05, 2018

    While they are definitely making progress on Studio, I would not yet recommend using it for production work. There are certainly some kinks that need to be worked out first. Don't design anything in Studio that you're not prepared to lose or redesign.

    I'm hoping it's ready for production work sometime this summer, though. :)

    2 points
  • Posted to Mobbin - Mobile Design Patterns (iPhone X) Library, Reimagined., in reply to Jiho Lim , Mar 29, 2018

    Not a fan of the super long transitions when you're hovering over images inside an app.

    0 points
  • Posted to Teamtreehouse for Design, Photography and more?, Mar 29, 2018

    CodeSchool?

    0 points
  • Posted to How to Choose The Best Web Hosting Company, Mar 28, 2018

    There are a couple of points in this article that I'm not a fan of. One of them being the point about upgrades. The author's response to a company being unable to offer them upgraded resources:

    "You’re company is clearly not invested in our growth so we’re switching to a company that cares about our success."

    The reality is that, depending on the company you select, you may or may not outgrow their capabilities as a provider. Many companies offer shared hosting and VPS hosting; what happens when you upgrade from shared to a VPS and later find that the VPS isn't going to cut it?

    They may not be able to help you further. That doesn't make them a bad company and it has nothing to do with being invested in your success as a company.

    There are so many variables that determine the amount of resources you're going to need. And they can obviously change as time moves forward and you adopt new applications or experience significant increases in traffic.

    If you find a company you're confident in and there's room to grow, take the leap. If you feel like you could quickly outgrow them, then look elsewhere.

    Web hosting is a highly saturated industry -- it has been for the past decade. The best advice I can give anyone who is looking for a solid hosting provider is to check out WebHostingTalk.com, which is a forum community for hosting providers and those looking for advice about their hosting needs.

    You'll find a lot of small/medium sized companies on WebHostingTalk and you'll find that they have a very active presence on the forum. I don't like reading blog articles on "the best hosting companies" because the majority of them are nothing more than affiliate-driven.

    Just my two cents.

    4 points
  • Posted to Huge invites wave to Invision Studio, in reply to Batuhan Dogan , Mar 24, 2018

    There's no way I could see myself using Studio for any production work in its current state, so I can only imagine how it would have been in January.

    0 points
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