Weston Thayer

Portland, OR Design @ Zapier Joined almost 3 years ago

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  • Posted to I am thinking about going from Sketch to Figma.. Any inputs about that?, in reply to Ktrn Dsrs , Jun 21, 2018

    Wow that's great, thanks for the video. That is indeed exactly what I need

    1 point
  • Posted to I am thinking about going from Sketch to Figma.. Any inputs about that?, in reply to Andrew Richardson , Jun 19, 2018

    Thanks! And there's no equivalent of AutoLayout's stacks in Figma yet right? This spectrum thread seems to confirm.

    0 points
  • Posted to I am thinking about going from Sketch to Figma.. Any inputs about that?, in reply to Andrew Richardson , Jun 19, 2018

    Do you happen to know if Figma can automatically resize components to fit wrapped text? Here's an example of what I mean in Sketch:

    Each list item is a symbol. The original (top) does not wrap. I have them stacked vertically with Anima's AutoLayout plugin, but when I override the text on one list item to be so long that it wraps, the symbol does not increase its height to accomidate the wrapping text. There's no command to do it either, I have to manually drag the height down and eyeball it.

    2 points
  • Posted to Nine ways working remotely has made me an all-around healthier person, in reply to Andrew Richardson , Jun 01, 2018

    I think it's more difficult in general when you are remote, but working with others who are not. I have found selling design to be much less of an issue in a 100% remote environment.

    1 point
  • Posted to Nine ways working remotely has made me an all-around healthier person, Jun 01, 2018

    Been working remote for over a year, you are spot on! (especially about the plants, is working from home really the cause of my obsession?)

    2 points
  • Posted to Ideas for Proximity Feedback with Progressive Hover Effects, in reply to Rhys Merritt , May 03, 2018

    For Demo 7, where does Wikipedia use it?

    0 points
  • Posted to How to create a looping gif of a screen capture?, Apr 10, 2018

    If small file size is your aim, LICEcap is your game.

    0 points
  • Posted to Helen Tran — Product Designer, in reply to Phil Rau , Nov 17, 2017

    I think this all comes back to how impersonally people can treat each other on the internet, especially large community sites like DN. The 3rd comment here is:

    The website welcomes you with a full-screen background video of Helen, followed closely by a portrait of Helen, scroll down a bit further to reveal 3 more photos of Helen... I really want to like Helen, however now I sort of think she's a bit vain. Maybe dial down the Helen-ness at the top a notch and move some of it to an "About me" section. Otherwise the top feels like a really well-designed dating profile.

    This is someone's personal site, people put a lot of themselves into these things. All critiques deserve respect, but I think personal sites warrant a little extra. So is it respectful to call someone's portfolio "vain"? I can't help but think that word would sting a little being on the receiving end. The comment is written with authority and lacks empathy for how Helen would feel reading it.

    0 points
  • Posted to Alternatives to DN, in reply to Daniel De Laney , Nov 16, 2017

    ordinary humans who desperately need the education that only people like you can provide

    I don't think it's right to place the responsibility to educate/change others on the person who is experiencing the bullying. As Antonia said, it wears you down.

    Those of us lucky enough not to experience harassment can help out by taking the initiative ourselves. See a comment that's clearly rude/bulling? Call them out. That action shouldn't fall solely to the person or group on the receiving end.

    8 points
  • Posted to Tips on Analysing Google Analytics Data, Nov 01, 2017

    Each agency probably defines good performance a bit differently. I would find out their performance goals, then try to come up with some specific questions around them. Then see if you can use GA to answer the questions (sometimes you can't).

    For example, the goal of one agency's website might be to get people to download one of their apps. Maybe there's a homepage, plus a dedicated page for each app. A specific question could be:

    Is the homepage good at helping people discover our apps?

    GA could tell you where people go after visiting the homepage, if they bounce or perhaps overwhelmingly view one app over the others.

    3 points
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