Be nice. Or else.
Sad to hear it got to such a point but I can't help feeling jaded by the state of the internet these days and that's as a 41 year old white middle class man so I can't begin to imagine what a cesspit it must be for so many others.
Loved Charlotte's work as visualidiot in the past, on point so often but can't say as I'd blame the decision to step away and wish nothing but the best for the new direction in life.
Sydney Morning Herald seems to be an outlier, their homepage was anywhere between 2-300 requests and is 2.2-3mb in size.
Been inspired by others - sure, followed design trends and styles - yep.
I've seen similar rips like this in the past and they've nearly always been the result of the company outsourcing design work and unwittingly getting a rip back from some 3rd party supplier without knowing.
As they market themselves as an SEO agency rather than digital and combined with the poor copy this might well be the case.
Either way, I'm not sure they need calling out in a Medium article when getting in touch with them might be a more reasonable first step (you don't mention if you've done this) to tell them and point it out before calling on all their clients to check what they've supplied.
I can't help but think Pilcro articles are becoming the new Toptal on here.
If you're only pushing your own product people will stop listening.
This was basically my first thought ..
These articles could do with some stats and proof to show a little more depth because it's pretty easy to blast out a "500% increase" claim in a couple of promotional articles and point to a couple of reasonably common design methods to streamline landing pages.
We do lots of React work these days and it always seems to be something I should get a little more involved with when it comes to prototyping etc but I've felt the learning curve would probably be too steep for me - has anyone actually done the course and what's it like getting to grips with it?
That is sensational. Those illustrations are brilliant.
I love what Ashley's been doing with Jack and while it's not necessarily a glamorous or exciting field it's something a lot of folks really should take a look at.
Also, she's great if you have any questions or need help so well worth checking out.
Be nice. Or else.
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