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Aaron Wears Many Hats

Aaron Wears Many Hats

Perth Front End, DevOps, Graphic Design, System Architecture, Social Media, Fabrication Joined almost 3 years ago

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  • 59 upvotes
  • Posted to My #1 Tip to Become a Better Designer, Jun 18, 2018

    "Practice"

    That's it. That's the tip. The same tip that can be applied to literally everything a person could do.

    4 points
  • Posted to The End of Diabetes by Zeus Jones, Jun 15, 2018

    I think the scrolling events/offset need some fine-tuning, I was finding myself scrolling past the elements before they started animating into view. Looks nice though!

    0 points
  • Posted to The End of Diabetes by Zeus Jones, in reply to Tait Brown , Jun 15, 2018

    I laughed at this too.. Maybe it's really nice glass

    2 points
  • Posted to Design Thinking!, in reply to Kyle Y , Jun 15, 2018

    After like 15 years of doing this shit exclusively to pay the bills, I still sometimes find myself in a similar loop. Although I don't think it's quite far to label it as 'wild stabs', however... After enough time you start to have upfront knowledge about what might work, as opposed to just 'throwing darts at the colour picker'...

    0 points
  • Posted to Design systems will never replace design jobs (here’s why), Jun 15, 2018

    I remember when we used to call them "style guides".

    0 points
  • Posted to Gradient Joy: Beautiful gradients as placeholder images., Jun 15, 2018

    I appreciate the technical effort behind this, but there's a bit of technical debt that goes along with it too that I can't help but point out.

    You're generating and hosting images, You're providing an API to access these images, you're requiring a HTTP call each time you want a placeholder image, and all of that which could be done in one line of css applied to a div.

    Great work as a learning piece about developing your own API! But I don't see a marketable reason why this would be a benefit over a css alternative.

    As some constructive criticism though, I'd take the blue underline away from your logo, it's a bit jarring :)

    2 points
  • Posted to CSS Micro Reset, Jun 14, 2018

    /* CSS Micro Reset */

    body { margin: 0 }

    h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 { font-weight:normal }

    table { border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0 }

    th, td { text-align: left; vertical-align: top }

    img, iframe { border: 0 }


    Not much to it

    0 points
  • Posted to Material Design is a political choice, in reply to Andrew C , Jun 13, 2018

    Screams "First year academic" to me.

    4 points
  • Posted to 3D illustrations which look like made from marshmallows, Jun 13, 2018

    Impressive lighting and textures!

    0 points
  • Posted to Speak Your Mind, in reply to Suganth S , Jun 12, 2018

    Is it a "marketing campaign for Squarespace", or a "campaign hosted by Squarespace"?.

    I feel it's the latter, and feel that far too many people here are cynical when it comes to brands trying to join a socially progressive movement. They're not shoving Squarespace branding in your face, showing sign up CTAs, or driving the user towards their product during the workflow. If you submit a piece of art, you will not be ushered back to Squarespace's front page, you are not shown massive copy about how great Squarespace is.

    Also, the comment by Joshua below mentions 'max donation of 4000 pounds" which is also cynical and disingenuous. They mention they donate 'between 1 and 4,000 per submission. If they got a million submissions, by their own admission they'd be donating a million pounds.

    Guys. Come on. Companies are allowed to try to come across as socially aware. Some pull it off well, others are pretty obviously running an agenda. But I honestly don't see the need for the cynicism in this one.

    1 point
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