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Steve McKinney

Steve McKinney

web designer Joined over 5 years ago via an invitation from Liam M. Steve has invited James Tudsbury

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  • Posted to Pulp Piano: Landing Page, in reply to James Lane , Aug 29, 2018

    It’s because of your shadows mostly, I’m guessing you’ve used a gaussian blur in Illustrator (a Photoshop effect) they don’t translate to actual SVG. So they get base64 encoded and embedded as an image.

    If you have a look at a gaussian blur under SVG filters in the Effect menu you should see the file size reduce if you use that method.

    2 points
  • Posted to What are some good portfolios? , in reply to Stephen Kistner , Feb 10, 2018

    Great site, it was a bit of a strange experience with being a fellow Steve

    0 points
  • Posted to Introversion and Your Career, in reply to Nick Noble , Oct 10, 2017

    I relate to this, if decisions and changes are made arbitrarily I find difficult to explain the rationale because I feel like there was none.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: What (simple) web analytics software do you use? , Sep 29, 2017

    It depends how much traffic you get, but GoSquared should meet what you need on a free plan.

    3 points
  • Posted to OpenAi, in reply to Sam Solomon , Aug 13, 2017

    It doesn't look too overly complicated from looking at the code.

    Each card has a linear-gradient as the background, with an SVG buried inside a couple of spans, which contains different shapes depending on the card. Those SVG’s have a blur filter applied to them. Then for good measure it looks like a radial gradient is above all that to add a slight glare.

    3 points
  • Posted to Framer Crash Course, Jun 27, 2017

    A huge thanks Pablo, I was looking for a course like this. I've recently started to use framer and from watching so far these videos are super helpful. It's going to speed things up :)

    1 point
  • Posted to What is your podcast player?, in reply to Marc Edwards , Jan 21, 2017

    I've begun to use Pocket Casts, before I was using Overcast and had done for a long time. I think you mentioning it is what made me buy.

    My quick review of the two is: Overcast trims silence on streamed podcasts and Pocket Casts doesn't (correct me if I'm wrong), functionality wise that's the let down for Pocket Casts.

    Pocket Casts settings are much better and easily accessible, you can clear old or unlistened podcasts easier and quicker. Above all ad free and visually more appealing.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: You tried Sketch but stuck with Photoshop. Why? , May 30, 2016

    I gave Sketch a serious try in version two for making a logo, it worked quite well, but then I tried to export as SVG and it didn't export well. I tried it for some other things but overall I haven't had another look, I'm just not compelled enough to attempt to switch.

    I use Illustrator primarily, and I know Sketch can't match the vector capability. I also don't believe it's as great as people make out, and the amount of bugs I've seen about, I feel like why bother? I respect that the Sketch team are a smaller team, are doing their best, etc.

    It's going to take a lot to make me switch.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: What books have you purchased/read recently?, May 21, 2016

    I'm currently reading To Sell is Human, only a third of the way through but so far so good.

    1 point
  • Posted to Why are DesignTaxi posts loading so long?, May 10, 2016

    I think this is why, because of all the tracking scripts. As I post this it still continues to load scripts.

    Not sure how you embed an image from dropbox directly.

    1 point
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