Radley Marx

Radley Marx

Creative Design & Development Joined over 4 years ago

  • 11 stories
  • 60 comments
  • 89 upvotes
  • Posted to Dribbble is literally ruining design: Video, Jan 09, 2020

    Literally no, please.

    6 points
  • Posted to SHOW DN: How could I Improve this Enterprise App UI Design? , Jan 01, 2020

    1) Don't depend on fullscreen to make everything fit. If it was displayed in a standard macOS window, a user probably couldn't see the Data Object tables very well (maybe one or two fields at a time). It's better to design for an average size window and then scale out.

    2) The left menu doesn't allow for real-world topic names that can have more than 8 characters. Some are lower case, others all caps. Be consistent.

    3) Data Sources and Sandbox are very close in size which can confuse the user about hierarchy (and looks bad since they're slightly misaligned).

    4) Postgres Test 1: indicator arrow over a scrollbar? No.

    5) No affordances. It's so monochrome grey I don't know what I'm supposed to do or know if it's working. Sandbox buttons look exactly like list items.

    6) Small type + mid-tone colors wouldn't pass an accessibility test.

    7) It's awkwardly generic such that it can't be reviewed for UX or product design. Try redesigning an actual enterprise screen. It will teach you a lot about hierarchy strategies and tradeoffs designers have to make.

    0 points
  • Posted to What to purchase on Black Friday? , Nov 27, 2019

    Creative Cloud is 40% off. If you already subscribe, just "cancel" your subscription and they'll offer the discount.

    2 points
  • Posted to Font size naming convention, Nov 19, 2019

    I design to the platform, so H1-H6 for web / Android and Title1, Title2, etc for iOS & Mac. This way developers can take advantage of native components.

    2 points
  • Posted to How we design without designers, Aug 23, 2019

    Getting a bad cert warning in Firefox / MacOS:

    Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for www.monolist.co. The certificate is only valid for monolist.co.

    Error code: SSLERRORBADCERTDOMAIN

    2 points
  • Posted to UX designer improving visual design skills., in reply to Alex Hoffman , Jul 25, 2019

    Copy-catting ain't bad initially. Part of design is knowing the number values for common text sizes, layouts, and rounded corners. Do a few copy-cat layouts and you'll start recognizing common patterns... and exceptions.

    1 point
  • Posted to UX designer improving visual design skills., in reply to Ben Grace , Jul 25, 2019

    Some standard resources:

    https://material.io/design/

    https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/ios/overview/themes/

    There's also Sketch libraries for each platform you can play around with. It's helpful to start with those libraries to become familiar with the built-in core components on each platform.

    1 point
  • Posted to Portfolio Update, Jul 09, 2019

    Firefox on Mac won't play the bug video.

    0 points
  • Posted to Has anyone launched a successful "Fake Door" test?, May 16, 2019

    A Fake Door test is the dark pattern of idea testing.

    Normally, if you have an idea for a product, it's best to work out a concept and run some inexpensive Google or Facebook ads to gauge interest. You don't say it exists, but you do allow users to sign-up to be informed when it's released, early access, surveys, etc. Open and honest.

    The benefit of the Fake Door pattern is that it differentiates between people who think they are interested in your product versus people who will actually buy it.

    You convince people that the product exists and make them go through the ordering process only to stop short (of payment info) by saying "thanks for your feedback but it doesn't exist yet". It's not fraud, but it sucks for your potential customers.

    1 point
  • Posted to Creative design ideas to all Game of Thrones fans!, May 13, 2019

    At first glance I was skeptical... yet bunny slippers ftw.

    1 point
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