James Young

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

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  • 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
  • Posted to Revamp of my personal site , in reply to Markus Bergh , Oct 09, 2018

    Could just make them srcset, jpg and lazyload and the initial page weight would drop massively.

    It's always interesting seeing sites like this launched and missing such fundamental things for the modern web even for people who are not developers this sort of thing should be at least considered on a basic level.

    That aside, I like the look and feel of the site Kieron, got a really friendly vibe to it which is no doubt thanks to the colour palette of many of your projects. :thumbsup:

    2 points
  • Posted to ATTN MODS: What is being done to stop the flood of sports spam currently underway on DN?, Oct 07, 2018

    RIP inbox notifications...

    3 points
  • Posted to Notable Women, Oct 03, 2018

    I like the highlighting of the women and what they've done but it's not the easiest browsing experience jumping off to lots of different external sites for each one.

    Just as an example, the 3rd woman on there was Abigail Adams and clicking the "learn more" jumps you off to the PBS site profile of her and on your first visit you're smashed in the face with a modal window for PBS's newsletter signup.

    I'm sure Google could have pooled enough content on each person within the site itself to make it a much less disjointed experience because after a couple of clicks it becomes hard to remain motivated to learn more unfortunately.

    1 point
  • Posted to Mailchimp Brand Refresh!, in reply to Giulio Michelon , Sep 27, 2018

    I wonder if it's because they offer more than just email newsletters they want to de-emphasise that as their main focus.

    Not really sure what the homepage focus now is though to be honest.

    1 point
  • Posted to Donuts is Out: New Name and Logo for Dunkin’ by Jones Knowles Ritchie, Sep 27, 2018

    Feels like a sensible and logical refinement

    7 points
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