James Young

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

  • 22 stories
  • Posted to What is drop surfing in eCommerce? , Feb 20, 2019

    So basically drop-shipping done normally but with a new marketing term of "drop surfing"

    1 point
  • Posted to React Native for Designers: Learn to build an iOS and Android app from scratch. , Feb 16, 2019

    I like this site, it's nice and clear and I'm actually quite tempted to get signed up but I work on Windows and can't see if I'd be able to do the course using it. I know most stuff is code editor but not sure about the emulators?

    Has anyone here actually done this course as a designer and how did you get on? I often fear that even though I'm happy with HTML/CSS my blank mind for writing JS is going to make it a struggle.

    1 point
  • Posted to This Web App Lets You Build Your Own Stock Photos, Feb 15, 2019

    If you'd prefer to just try the app itself rather than read a puff piece with some screenshots you can do so here:


    8 points
  • Posted to 19 Free Fonts You’ll Want to Use in 2019, Trends and Examples, in reply to Alfred Clatworthy Holmen , Jan 30, 2019

    That's about right, Typewolf is a league above this sort of quick blog.

    2 points
  • Posted to Microsoft by the Numbers, in reply to Aaron Wears Many Hats , Jan 21, 2019

    Pretty much spot on.

    1 point
  • Posted to Stop trying to fit in, in reply to Adam Szakal , Jan 15, 2019

    To be fair he's had a twirly moustache and beard combo for a few years.

    1 point
  • Posted to New year, new CSS-Tricks redesign – 2019, Jan 03, 2019

    I kind of like it but as with pretty much every css-tricks redesign I feel there's just something I can't put my finger on that doesn't sit right for me personally.

    The homepage feels a lot like the updated Smashing Mag which I find is quite hard to browse and get a feel for what's available because there's so little actually being displayed at any one time on my screen and there's an over-emphasis on avatars and author detail.

    Still, the one thing I can never fail to fault is the effort, thought and outstanding content the team put out so consistently and for that I tip my hat and say thanks again for being such a wonderful resource.

    1 point
  • 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
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