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Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Art Director at Peregrine Communications Joined about 5 years ago via an invitation from Quentin R.

  • 59 stories
  • 628 comments
  • 545 upvotes
  • Posted to Is DN becoming a place for spam?, Nov 27, 2018

    I visit almost daily, as every so often there is a gem being posted. But I reckon there is only something worth clicking at MOST twice a week.

    Face it folks, this place has been going gently downhill for quite some time.

    8 points
  • Posted to List articles and the increase in junk posts on DN, Nov 15, 2018

    But is this really a community any more?

    It has become a list of Designer related links, where the majority used to be interesting/worth clicking, but now a bulk of them feel "fake" and the decent discussions are vanishing.

    There is a link to a Podcast section at the top, where the last Podcast was released almost 2 years ago.

    Doesn't it feel like it's only a matter of time before DN is abandoned completely?

    4 points
  • Posted to Uber's Undoing Part III: Redemption, Oct 26, 2018

    verbose

    /vəːˈbəʊs/ adjective: verbose

    using or expressed in more words than are needed.

    Again, for what it's worth, Eli clearly works hard on these pieces, but the readability needs some work. A series of paragraphs pulled at random yielded a Flesch Kincaid score of 31 – that's cool for your Masters dissertation, but not for journalism.

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    7 points
  • Posted to Design Portfolio Bingo, Oct 26, 2018

    Hilarious...

    Satire like this just comes across as bitter. Compare this to the satire of Pablo Stanley: Pablo is poking fun at all of us, but it's clearly from the heart and it feels inclusive.

    This is the complete opposite.

    0 points
  • Posted to Uber’s Undoing Part II: Local vs. Global, Oct 18, 2018

    Eli, you clearly work hard, do your research and care about what you're saying.

    However, your writing is heavy handed and you could really do with simplifying your sentences. I have to concentrate on your paragraphs too much to understand their meaning, and occasionally find myself zoning out on them before going back to restart them.

    In the way we're often taught to strip back and simplify design, I think your writing would really benefit from the same!

    12 points
  • Posted to How you guys manage to design email signatures?, Sep 12, 2018

    HTML without images.

    It's really the only way to be compatible with Outlook.

    0 points
  • Posted to Sponsor: monday.com Is a Powerful Tool For Project And Team Management, Communications And Collaboration. We Keep It All In One Place., Aug 01, 2018

    We've been using it, and are really enjoying it.

    It ain't cheap though..

    0 points
  • Posted to Julien Renvoye - Art Director, Feb 09, 2018

    Holy smokes, Batman.

    This is utterly wonderful. It's gorgeous to look at, delightful to interact with and has some really clever little touches. Would love to know what it's built on and who built it.

    Superb!

    1 point
  • Posted to Has Apple Lost Its Design Mojo?, Jan 04, 2018

    Goodness. This has already been covered a zillion times, and none much better than Topolsky on the Outline.

    1 point
  • Posted to Should dropdown menus open on hover?, Oct 18, 2017

    Should designers code?

    9 points
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