Radley Marx

Radley Marx

Creative Design & Development Joined over 4 years ago

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  • 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.


    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:



    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
  • Posted to Request DN: Designer News Dark Mode Toggle, May 09, 2019

    I think the better question is when will we see the major browsers introduce a dark mode option? Safari is already working on it for Macs:


    3 points
  • Posted to What's going on with DesignerNews?, in reply to Matthew Hollingsworth , May 03, 2019

    I think HackerNews obscures/hides posts when they hit a certain number of downvotes. Maybe try something similar? We'll see fewer negative comments, plus it'll protect people who might have been unfairly downvoted from taking a big hit.

    I'm also pretty sure HN users cannot vote until they hit certain thresholds. Upvoting requires 10 points (?) while downvoting is after 100. Finally, I think voting is removed after a period of time, like 2 weeks.

    4 points
  • Posted to Figma Keyboard Stickers, Apr 18, 2019

    This actually isn't a bad idea. I've converted to using keyboard skin protectors on my Mac & Magic Keyboard because the tiniest bit of water will kill them. Since the skins are cheap, I could keep application-specific skins.

    0 points
  • Posted to Why Cancel Buttons Should Never Have a Color, Apr 09, 2019

    Sorry, no. This may be a good idea for a generic Cancel button but should not be applied for destructive actions. Further, obfuscating "Not Now" or "No Thanks" is a small step towards dark patterns.

    1 point
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