James Young

Creative Director @Offroadcode Joined over 5 years ago via an invitation from Thierry B. James has invited Ian Stapleton

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  • Posted to How do I find design jobs with positive, social impact?, Nov 06, 2018

    Can't help with the actual OP question / issue but just wanted to drop into this thread and say how nice it is to see a good number of positive responses and potential avenues to explore.


    0 points
  • Posted to Twitter to remove 'like' tool in a bid to improve the quality of debate, in reply to Denis Rojcyk , Oct 29, 2018

    I used to follow a max of 100 people, all professional / industry peers and curated that follow list pretty regularly too but the toxic stuff still found its way through for me.

    I guess mileage may vary on it but to be honest, I put a lot of effort into my Twitter life and found it just didn't matter in the end. I do miss the friends I followed but the negativity became too much for me and I made a choice I don't really regret for 99% of the time.

    Now I tend to follow a few slack channels and I do find myself signing up for a lot more email newsletters than before.

    0 points
  • Posted to Twitter to remove 'like' tool in a bid to improve the quality of debate, Oct 29, 2018

    Talk about looking the other way. I sometimes miss Twitter as I used it for years as my professional outlet where I followed and chatted with fellow web designers around the world and it was great but I had to bin it last year because the problem was the toxic user base and the voice amplification they were given by the total lack of standards enforcement by Twitter leadership.

    There's no debate on Twitter, it's too limited a tool for it and as with so many other meaningless "attempts" to improve the quality of the platform, I don't think Jack really cares. They want engagement no matter how they get it or at what cost.

    3 points
  • Posted to Dropbox dialing their new(-ish) branding down?, in reply to Aubrey Johnson , Oct 23, 2018

    Utterly crazy right, especially since they obviously have the team and testing ability in place to run this sort of thing after the fact.

    0 points
  • Posted to Dribbble's 404 Page , Oct 23, 2018

    That's pretty neat.

    1 point
  • Posted to What's your favourite design newsletter?, in reply to John Gomez , Oct 17, 2018

    Typewolf is truly an excellent resource and Jeremiah certainly does a great job. I bought the book a while back and that's also super-useful.

    1 point
  • Posted to National Health Service, in reply to Aaron Wears Many Hats , Oct 12, 2018

    By no means a comprehensive audit but on a random inner content page (https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/) lighthouse scored it 93. That seems a reasonable score to me.

    1 point
  • Posted to Pixel 3, Oct 10, 2018

    The notch on this and iPhone is ugly as sin but it does look a little like Jonny5 so I could let it pass

    Jonny 5

    5 points
  • Posted to We just launched pitch.com!, in reply to Javier-Simon Cuello , Oct 10, 2018

    I'd be amazed if they couldn't cobble together a short demo video of some sort.

    They must have pitched something to raise that finance - I just feel it would be nice to have that teaser rather than just seeing another highly polished and promise filled landing page :)

    1 point
  • Posted to We just launched pitch.com!, Oct 10, 2018

    That massive cookie warning when you first hit the site is a real slap in the face. It hides pretty much all your key content right off the bat.

    The icons and overall design is lovely but I'd definitely personally prefer to see even a just a snippet of what you're offering rather than reading about how you're shifting a paradigm and how you have a load of money in the bank. I think that would be a more compelling reason for me to sign up for news/access if I could see a little of what you're making for sure.

    That aside, it's a nice site and as others have already said, the icons/models are neat!

    Also - props on the perofrmance, 26 requests and 770kb first load. Very impressive!

    9 points
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