James Mejia

James Mejia

Web Designer Joined over 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Vimeo Redesign (Need some feedback), Jan 16, 2016

    Were there any specific goals or problems you were trying to solve with this redesign? Who is the target audience?

    Visually it's appealing, but let's say you were put in charge of Vimeo design. Would throwing the existing look/feel out the window be worthwhile?

    Also, non-active menu items are barely readable. Checkout the last column of the nav.

    0 points
  • Posted to Quick Add To Cart, Aug 06, 2015

    Hey, I was trying to solve this problem too!

    Here's the prototype. The item would be on the category page with a bunch of other items. I think this is something that we'll probably start seeing everywhere because lightboxes/popups aren't a good solution.

    0 points
  • Posted to ASK DN: Where to find Korean, Japanese and Chinese fonts?, in reply to Roberts Ozolins , Aug 05, 2015

    Have you seen this article on Typekit?

    There was also a shoptalk show episode with Tim Brown mentioning it. They do dynamic subsetting which reduces the weight of your fonts. It's on the article too.

    1 point
  • Posted to Seeking Feedback and Advice, Jul 31, 2015

    Don't feel bad at all. At least you know what you need to keep working on.

    As far as the site design I think most here will tell you that you need to design for goals. Ask yourself what you're trying to accomplish with a design.

    For example, Christner's Prime Steak & Lobster. It looks pretty basic right now. In the real world you'd be hired and tasked to find out the business goals of the client. As well as what users are looking for. You'll also have to research the competition to analyze what they're doing right and wrong.

    The big hero image looks nice, but there's no text with it. If a user sees this they're going to want context. How do I order this at a restaurant? What's it called? How much does it cost? Depending on the audience, how many calories?

    I would make a special call to the Heritage part and give the time/location more priority. Remember, designers fix problems. Don't just make it pretty. Be more thoughtful about what you're putting on the page and why. You need to show why investing in design is worth it from a business perspective.

    I think your other designs are more focused. I just picked the steak house one because it seems like you got lazy with it (or you got stuck). This happens to all of us, but next time just keep pushing through. Don't settle on mediocre.

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: Fuzzco, Jul 22, 2015

    http://fuzzco.com/work/candlefish/

    Beautiful pages, but need some performance love.

    18 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Chase Bank, in reply to Todd Sieling , Jul 20, 2015

    For carousel items that big it'd be nice to see them lazyload the other slides in. Right now the homepage is 2.5MB!

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: The most beautiful open-source homepage?, Jul 20, 2015

    https://www.haskell.org/

    I think the coolest thing is that it has a try it section so you can play around with it.

    0 points
  • Posted to AMA: Sarah Parmenter, Jul 17, 2015

    What made you want to start the Blush Bar? Biggest challenges and lessons learned?

    I've always wanted to get into other stuff outside of design, but I'm worried about balancing the two.

    4 points
  • Posted to Custom dropdown jQuery plugin, in reply to Hernán Sartorio , Jul 15, 2015

    Ah, you're totally right. I wasn't seeing the light gray on the selected item.

    Nice work!

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  • Posted to Custom dropdown jQuery plugin, Jul 15, 2015

    Looks good, I've been learning about creating jQuery plugins myself. Have you seen the jQuery boilerplate? It's a great guide.

    One small beef is that it's not keyboard accessible. This looks like a good exercise into researching JS Keycodes

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