Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas

UX/UI Designer Joined almost 3 years ago

  • 5 stories
  • 100 comments
  • 68 upvotes
  • Posted to What sucks about my website?, Feb 24, 2018

    Side Commends

    • Remember to A/B test the new version and get feedback if its a drastic change.

    • Hot jar is analytics tool to watch your users use your site. They also let you prompt users with questions.

    • Also remember to find out what is working as well so you don't lose that as well.

    • Define what your goals are and set metrics... what does success look like for a new look.

    • Create a mood board of styles around the web that fit the vision of your brand.

    General

    • Add the name to the site by the logo. Not all your users will come into the homepage... to be honest i like the big red text Failory on the homepage more then the icon.

    • Darker background makes it harder to read large amount of text.

    • Maybe better and more pronounced headlines since most of the companies are unknown. I wonder what get more clicks more direct with their problem like "How bad partners killed an e-Commerce" vs more vague one "From $250/Month to failure"

    • Summary text on the articles on the homepage, to provided better background to get me to click on a story.

    • Curious what is your share rate is since your share button is hidden

    • More imagery on the homepage. Just help me relate to the stories. Also make it look less of a link fest.

    • Filters to stand out more. I didn't even know they existed.

    Sorry for the formatting... DN keeps removing my list items

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  • Posted to What are the design related websites you visit at least once a week besides DN?, Feb 23, 2018

    I am surprised about Smashing. I haven't seen a trending article from them for a very very long time.

    0 points
  • Posted to Do people write you on your contact form? / How do you generate leads?, in reply to Aaron Wears Many Hats , Feb 22, 2018

    I only enjoy the chat is when I need support because I don't want to call nor email.

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  • Posted to Bootstrapped e-Commerce Making $100,000/Month, Feb 20, 2018

    There any interest of making this a podcast?

    1 point
  • Posted to Logos are overrated, Feb 20, 2018

    I may recommend not using autofocus on your camera. The camera's focus keeps re-adjusting each time you make a little movement. But kudos on the quality improvement since your first set of videos and continually doing them.

    1 point
  • Posted to What do you think of this web app I’m making?, Feb 12, 2018

    Reminds me of this site - http://timer.taqtile.io/

    2 points
  • Posted to What kind of UX related topic would you like to listen at speech? , Feb 08, 2018

    Depends who you are talking to at this start up. Designers or just founders.

    In my experience with startups, the founders (including designers) always have an idea with 1,000 features. Existing product or not, I spend most of my time working them them to figure out who they are. Creating a better UX, might be first defining and focusing on the core of your business and seeing if it resinates with your potential customers.

    Founder - "Our product is the go to for cutting paper. Providing everything essential tools like a knife, scissors, blades, saws, laser beams, blow torch, and auto measuring stick"

    User - "OMG I LOVE IT... oh wait... these scissors suck and I don't understand the measure thing works.. why are they making a simple task so difficult! I just want to cut paper!"

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  • Posted to What are some good portfolios? , Feb 08, 2018

    I'm seeking the same thing. Usually UX portfolio's aren't flashy, but are more content driven. I came across this designer's case study and really like his breakdown of project goals, challenges, and process.

    http://nickhh.com/join-experience/

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  • Posted to My first portfolio. Built with webflow, Jan 25, 2018

    Congrats! Webflow seriously the best thing that happen to the designers. Especially the ones who mutter "if only I knew how to code"

    13 points
  • Posted to The Dann Petty Show: InVision Studio, Job Opportunities, Healthcare for Freelancers, in reply to Steven Cavins , Jan 19, 2018

    Damn... didn't he just have a kid like 3-4 months ago? Also, 2k for healthcare with no eye care or dental made my jaw drop. I am now very grateful and fortunate that my company covers 75% of mine.

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