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Sacha Greif

Sacha Greif

Creator at Sidebar Joined almost 7 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Sacha has invited Jeff Escalante, Adam Howell, Moiz Syed, Kevin Suttle, Sarah Robin and 2 others

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  • Posted to The $10k Website Process: Learn to design high value websites, Sep 14, 2019

    What really goes into designing the kind of website clients happily pay high prices for?

    Finding rich clients.

    It might seem obvious to some, but freelancing successfully is much more about picking the right clients than anything else.

    13 points
  • Posted to 10 bites of UX wisdom every designer should know, Sep 03, 2019

    The thing with advice is, either it's specific and that means it will only apply to a small percentage of situations; or it's general and it becomes so vague as to be meaningless. Guess which category this falls into…

    EDIT: after reading it more that was probably a bit harsh, those are good pieces of advice for beginners. Although my comment does apply to a lot of UX writing more generally…

    0 points
  • Posted to 30,000 icons in the worlds largest icon library - Streamline Icons 3.0, Aug 28, 2019

    I've been using Streamline for most of my icon needs and I love it. Knowing that you'll be able to find an icon for almost anything is super valuable. There are lot of other icon sets that look nice, but it's really a pain when you miss that crucial additional icon and are basically stuck.

    0 points
  • Posted to 9 years ago Sketch took the torch from Adobe Fireworks, but..., in reply to Jim Silverman , Aug 27, 2019

    Also none of this matter because Skala is coming out soon and will make all of them irrelevant anyway.

    2 points
  • Posted to What is your design career goal?, in reply to barry saunders , Aug 20, 2019

    Definitely, they became a lot simpler and less visually heavy. Visual design became less of a priority, but on the other hand branding became more important. Basically strong brand + "simple" design (e.g. bootstrap or similar) beats a weak brand with a fancy UI.

    0 points
  • Posted to What is your design career goal?, Aug 20, 2019

    For me the big crossroad came a few years ago when I realized my designs were never coming to life the way I envisioned them. I could make the best concept in the world, but for various reasons (implementation, coding, business pressures) it would always have to change before becoming reality – if it ever saw the light of day.

    So that led me to learn more about the other parts of the stack (development, marketing, sales, etc.) and focus more on launching my own products. And I think the industry has evolved the same way over the past couple years, with so many designers learning prototyping, front-end coding, etc. instead of staying in the land of static mockups.

    7 points
  • Posted to Niching down as a Designer and launching my own site, Aug 15, 2019

    Nice but you should probably get rid of the "floating" effect. It doesn't really serve any purpose, makes it harder to read the content, and is not something that I as a SaaS owner and potential customer would want on my own site.

    3 points
  • Posted to FavPNG - Handy resource with over 9 million high quality transparent PNG images, Aug 05, 2019

    Wasn't https://imgbin.com/ just posted a while back? Is this a coincidence? I'm curious why these sites seem to be popping up lately when they don't seem to be particularly new or noteworthy?

    6 points
  • Posted to [CASE STUDY] Superhuman's Secret Onboarding, in reply to Louis-Xavier Lavallee , Aug 01, 2019

    It's indicative of a lack of respect for the user. "Hey we know better than you so we'll override Gmail with our own splash screen". This kind of philosophy works great… until it doesn't.

    2 points
  • Posted to [CASE STUDY] Superhuman's Secret Onboarding, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Aug 01, 2019

    Overriding your Gmail page without asking you is also kinda scummy.

    3 points
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