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Michael Neff

Michael Neff

Designer and Design Leader Joined almost 7 years ago via an invitation from Allan G.

  • 6 stories
  • 12 comments
  • 3 upvotes
  • Posted to Do Brand Colors Translate to Instagram?, Feb 24, 2016

    Some interesting findings (McDonald's red doesn't show up much in their posts) and a little bit of color theory.

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  • Posted to ASK DN: Left or Right?, Dec 19, 2015

    The logos help, especially if the disabled looking logos indicate future API integrations. If they don't it feels a bit like false advertising.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Placeholders or Labels?, Jul 29, 2014

    If the form will ever be edited again, or if it will be edited by multiple people you've really got to use a field label.

    A placeholder can be attractive when the form is empty but what happens when the form is filled, there are multiple, similar data types, and it's been two months since the user looked at the form? Or the second user views the form to collaborate on data input? They need field labels; it just good UX.

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  • Posted to "New" Design Observer , Jul 01, 2014

    It feels like a late 90s site viewed in the 2000s, complete with pixel fonts (on a laptop screen that nav is TINY) and scrolling text.

    2 points
  • Posted to Feature Requests: Let's talk about Designer News., Feb 27, 2014

    Post editing/deleting within a brief window after posting. For those posts where you're so excited you misspell something or "I just accidentally posted twice! Sorry!"

    2 points
  • Posted to Website Designers Designing the Future of Your Business, Feb 27, 2014

    I hope this isn't the only resource clients are using to determine how to hire a designer, measure their work, and make business decisions.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Notebook Recommendations?, Jan 07, 2014

    Dot grid for sketching. Evernote for everything on the go.

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  • Posted to Dashboard patterns, Dec 03, 2013

    Thanks Michael, MH, and Matthew. Really appreciate the resources and perspectives. Really helpful.

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  • Posted to Dashboard patterns, in reply to Kyle Cook , Dec 03, 2013

    That's fantastic Kyle. Never knew about this feature.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Martijn Otter's Portfolio, Jul 31, 2013

    I'm not a fan of linking Contact directly to an email address without somehow indicating that to the user. A contact page could be a place for you to showcase form or map design, and a place to list clients or other information typically found on an About or Contact page. If you want it to link directly to email consider making that clear by changing the text to Email Me or something that indicates that I'm leaving your site.

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