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Dirk HCM van Boxtel

Dirk HCM van Boxtel

Community Staff Sydney Australia & the Netherlands Waldorf & Statler @ the balcony (creative director & digital strategist) Joined almost 5 years ago via an invitation from Dave T.

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  • Posted to What are some tips for a company looking to hire a freelance designer?, in reply to Darren Treat , Jul 18, 2018

    Please, do not hire me for design and expect me to solve your business problems.

    Some of us do offer this service.

    Point should be more about being clear about this before the project kicks off!

    Otherwise fully agree :) Solid post!

    +DN Gold

    1 point
  • Posted to Adobe will reportedly bring the full Photoshop to the iPad, Jul 15, 2018

    I love how every single comment here sounds like "I don't care fuck Photoshop".

    Maybe 1 exception.

    I'm actually pretty stoked about this. Will wait to see the reviews to see how stable and how "full" it is, but this sounds like a reason to purchase an iPad to me.

    Remember people, it's just a tool, and has its uses.

    5 points
  • Posted to Px to rem: A Chrome extension for frontend developers to convert pixel units to rem, in reply to Ricard Panadès Nadal , Jul 09, 2018

    How predictable is that?

    0 points
  • Posted to Px to rem: A Chrome extension for frontend developers to convert pixel units to rem, Jul 08, 2018

    I've been out of front-end for a while, and this question popped up in my head:

    Is there a reason why you shouldn't set your body font size to 10px, always?

    0 points
  • Posted to A social platform for people with a collecting passion (your feedback needed), in reply to Maggie W. , Jul 04, 2018

    Can you elaborate, why is this discouraging?

    Come on now.

    "HI! Our name is Ownetic and you can be the first to find out what we do if you give me your email address!"

    ... so you want me to invest into something without being able to know what it is, what it does, why it's better than other places, without trying, etc?

    Yeah nah.

    3 points
  • Posted to The Most Hated UI & UX Pattern of 2018, in reply to Andrew C , Jul 03, 2018

    Recognisability yes, learnability is different.

    0 points
  • Posted to The Most Hated UI & UX Pattern of 2018, in reply to Alejandro Dorantes , Jul 03, 2018

    The main thing to communicate trust is to allow the user to foresee what is going to happen.

    Not always. When an interface element gets used 100x per day, usability doesn't always equal "predicatability", hence "learnable". It's more about having the features there, so you can get away with imperfect predictability.

    Inifinite scroll can cause huge usability issues where you can't link to a specific portions of it. You can't bookmark a section. You can't always easily scroll to that portion either. You also won't be looking at the same thing as someone else. Etc.

    I talk from experience

    ... alllllrighty then.

    0 points
  • Posted to The Most Hated UI & UX Pattern of 2018, Jul 02, 2018

    Hamburger icon: learnable

    Comic sans: get over yourself, it's areadable font

    Norman's door: learnable

    Fake preloaders: cost time

    Inifinite scroll: cost time and break UI as it means you're never sure of where something is and you can't link to stuff anymore

    Easy win for infinite scroll being the worst.

    5 points
  • Posted to Feedback is NOT a Gift, Jun 27, 2018

    "LeBron sure is gifted!"

    "What do you mean? He's not wrapped and tied with a bow!"

    Suppose it was a tongue-in-cheek article? Bet the writer has kids. Dad joke level 100! :)

    2 points
  • Posted to Dribbble Hiring, Jun 27, 2018

    I'd use that if I was a one-stop agency that didn't have flexible access to designers.

    1 point
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