James Young

Creative Director @Offroadcode Joined over 4 years ago via an invitation from Thierry B. James has invited Ian Stapleton

  • 18 stories
  • Posted to Airbnb Plus, Feb 23, 2018

    Tidy, functional and AirBnB styled marketing page.

    5 points
  • Posted to Should we license designers?, Feb 22, 2018

    Interesting article - I wouldn't mind some sort of industry certification but I wonder if it's failed in the past because logistically it's so difficult to police such a massive number (everyone's a designer according to Jared Spool's tweet) of people all over the world?

    I certainly wouldn't be against an industry certification that demonstrates a commitment to a level of competence.

    We've done the certification / courses that support Umbraco CMS that we use in our projects and while they're not binding in any legal sense, they do ensure that the people who use the CMS and are involved in the community are all working to a similar base level.

    I don't think the comparison with doctors or lawyers is necessarily a good one but perhaps there is some similarity with architecture although again, standards may vary around the world and a building designed and located in a particular city is bound by local legislation but a website or app could be accessed from anywhere.

    Certainly a lot of questions to be asked but definitely feels like a good time to raise them in the face of some of the openly user hostile design people at Facebook and Twitter are doing in the name of "improving engagement" at all costs.

    1 point
  • Posted to Cute login form, in reply to Daniel Golden , Feb 22, 2018


    1 point
  • Posted to Cute login form, Feb 22, 2018

    Saw this on Reddit yesterday, absolutely great work!

    11 points
  • Posted to How Ron Makes $10K/Month With 6 Different Websites, Feb 22, 2018

    I'm honestly amazed, looking at the main website I'd never go near something like that - it looks like every boilerplate spam/scam site I've ever seen.

    Is this sort of site/business purely about getting volume and serving ads?

    1 point
  • Posted to Apple Watch - Close Your Rings, Feb 19, 2018

    The best bit is having to scroll down and then back up to actually see the content.

    0 points
  • Posted to My Portfolio Update, Feb 09, 2018

    Really great stuff!

    The Ryanair work (among others) is absolutely stellar.

    0 points
  • Posted to Your Sketch library is not a design system, in reply to Marc Edwards , Feb 09, 2018

    Can't sell workshop and conference tickets if everything works already.

    4 points
  • Posted to What are some good portfolios? , Feb 08, 2018

    Lovely design and an outrageous portfolio of projects


    0 points
  • Posted to Intercom, Feb 06, 2018

    Loads of people have commented already on the pretty jarring new visual direction which doesn't feel immediately memorable or particularly "intercom" but that first impression attempt to grab my email address feels quite clumsy and oddly I don't feel much like I want to hand it over right at this point.

    There's just a headline and an intro which could be from almost any Saas company and it feels like I should be wooed a little more before being asked to hand over an email address.

    0 points
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