Nat Buckley

Nat Buckley

Independent technologist Joined about 5 years ago

  • 1 story
  • 23 comments
  • 10 upvotes
  • Posted to The Problem With Atomic CSS, Apr 19, 2017

    Really great comparison of all the trade-offs relevant to choosing the approach to writing CSS (atomic vs semantic).

    1 point
  • Posted to No Share Buttons on Mobile Sites (Except This One Weird Case), Mar 22, 2017

    From gov.uk on the same topic:

    It’s fair to say that the introduction of sharing buttons didn’t exactly set the world alight. Overall sharing rates using the buttons are pretty low, way less than 1 percent.

    However, there is evidence that social sharing buttons can be substantially more useful for people using mobile phones than on desktops; and - as you might guess - that some types of content are more popular than others for sharing.

    Overall, our social sharing rate was 0.2%

    0 points
  • Posted to Hating Comic Sans Is Ableist, in reply to Kemie Guaida , Mar 01, 2017

    The comments. I understand that the tone of it is something that a lot of folks here found grating, but the story behind the article is one worth hearing. For me it was useful to hear what the real-world challenges someone might face. I now have a bit better understanding of how the snobbery around a typeface might impact someone with a genuine need to use it.

    0 points
  • Posted to Hating Comic Sans Is Ableist, Feb 27, 2017

    It’s odd that designers, who by trade are meant to be competent at empathising with a wide range of people, needs and circumstances, aren’t able to deploy those skills to understand the challenges that some people face.

    2 points
  • Posted to Neat 2.0 Building the future of floated Sass grids, Feb 23, 2017

    I have been using Neat for a long time now. It’s powerful and flexible, and has changed how I think about grids. The flexibility allowed me to design the grids around the content, and make both simple and complex layouts just as easily. Even the complex stuff I built with it was straightforward to manage at multiple breakpoints.

    I’m really excited about 2.0 and grateful for the hard work that Thoughtbot had put into it.

    2 points
  • Posted to We need more shitty work, Feb 23, 2017

    I don’t think we need more bad work (there is a lot of it out there already!), but perhaps we need more opportunities to talk about process, ideas still in development, and have more opportunities to seek feedback.

    4 points
  • Posted to Dear Client, We Need To Talk, Feb 22, 2017

    Relevant: Design is a Job by Mike Monteiro. Monteiro does an amazing job of communicating what’s expected from client relationships, and from you.

    I buy this book for everyone I know entering the field.

    0 points
  • Posted to Dear Client, We Need To Talk, in reply to Chris Steib , Feb 22, 2017

    Well put.

    0 points
  • Posted to Case Study Club 2.0 — Learn How People Design Digital Products, Feb 22, 2017

    I love this. Thank you for making it.

    1 point
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