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 1 week into my new job and I'm thinking about quitting., Apr 11, 2019

    You're not horrible but a week really isn't much time to give anyone a chance especially if you've knowingly jumped from a throw shit out the door as quickly as possible and see if it works culture to a more "considered" slower paced approach and feels a little unfair on the company who've taken a chance on hiring you.

    If you're willing to hang around and perhaps try to bring some of your ideas or process improvements to the table then if it were my company I'd prefer you just went asap and I could get someone who was a better fit and no hard feelings as the hiring process doesn't seem to have flagged that you might not be right for the workflow/process of the new place.

    3 points
  • Posted to 1 week into my new job and I'm thinking about quitting., in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Apr 11, 2019

    If it takes a year to hand over your work, something is very very wrong with how you're operating.

    24 points
  • Posted to Ongoing debate over new Figma UI, Apr 09, 2019

    I suspect I'll get used to it with continued use but I have to admit my first impressions on all the borders around inputs/elements wasn't that positive and it made it harder to quickly jump to different areas to perform simple tasks.

    Without any sort of borders, everything is very low contrast.

    1 point
  • Posted to Figma website templates. Web design kit to double a landing page conversion, Apr 08, 2019

    How would my $86 purchase double conversion rates? Your advert is not clear on this.

    0 points
  • Posted to New design for Dogstudio site, in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Apr 05, 2019

    I know what you mean, it's hard to come up with an introductory line on a homepage that doesn't bore someone I guess. We've been through the same cycle and done the "we give a shit", "we're xyz", "we get results" etc and none of them quite strike home as 100% original but i suppose it's hard to break down what's not an uncommon service (design/dev) into something so mind-blowingly unique nobody's seen it before and aren't bored and that makes an impact :)

    0 points
  • Posted to New design for Dogstudio site, in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Apr 04, 2019

    Their case studies / portfolio looked impressive to me. What did you think was cookie cutter?

    0 points
  • Posted to New design for Dogstudio site, Apr 03, 2019

    Damn! That's lovely, like some of the best flash sites from back in the day - the subtle ones done well.

    Only thing I found a bit of a drag after reading a few of the case studies was the fading in of every element on scroll felt a bit disjointed and slow when I'd rather the content was just there already but minor thing.

    I even thought the background sound was nicely done and complemented it all.

    Superb folio.

    1 point
  • Posted to Show DN: Threesided Creative site redesign, Apr 02, 2019

    I fucking love this. Really nice job, it's simple but the character shines through perfectly without being overwhelming or cheap.

    Great work :)

    1 point
  • Posted to Amazon's App Pattern That Take Advantage of Unused Real Estate, Apr 01, 2019

    I don't know that this is really "unused" real estate in pure terms, if I open a menu it's because I'm anticipating wanting to perform a task not to be shown more adverts.

    11 points
  • Posted to new personal site - feedback welcome! , Mar 26, 2019

    I like the detail in your case studies - it's nice to see process + outcome.

    Worth noting that you really need to run your site through some optimisation though, the header font replacement seemed really laggy and then there's a few pages that several mb and your sumpsense case study has a monster gif.

    They're easy fixes to make though so no biggie - overall, it's nice and clear and a good level of detail gives a feel for how you work.

    7 points
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