Sean O'Brien

UX Developer at Deep Surface Joined almost 6 years ago

  • 2 stories
  • Posted to Statamic V2 launched today!, in reply to Alec Lomas , Apr 01, 2016

    It was never a Jekyll compiler, but the syntax is very similar, making it easy to port a site from Jekyll. "Like Jekyll, but with control panel for easy editing" was probably a good description of Statamic V1.

    0 points
  • Posted to Featured: Having MailChimp Costs You Money, Knowing MailChimp Makes You Money, in reply to Max Lind , Mar 30, 2016

    I made the comment after seeing it through the mobile app. The Sponsor label is clearly visible on the desktop view, similar to what I expected on mobile. Looks like you show the other labels on mobile. How about using "Ad" if sponsor is to long?

    1 point
  • Posted to Featured: Having MailChimp Costs You Money, Knowing MailChimp Makes You Money, Mar 29, 2016

    If DN is paid for a link placement, each one should be clearly labeled "Advertisement," rather than "Featured."

    4 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Do You Still use Wordpress? If so, why?, Jan 23, 2016

    I moved away from WordPress once I learned HTML and CSS enough to build sites from the ground up–around 2010. The structure of WordPress that allows for easy theme swapping makes customization painful without immediately adding a plugin like Advanced Custom Fields. By customization, I mean making it so the site owner can edit every aspect of the site.

    I used to build most projects with ExpresionEngine. Now I prefer Statamic or Craft. After some experience with what I like to call "business-class" CMSs, it's tough to go back.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Should We Change The Trial Period?, Jan 23, 2016

    Totally agree. The only product I've found with a use-based trial is Scrivener. Because of how the trial was structured, I stretched it out over a few months and did end up buying it. From a user's perspective, it seems like this should be an obvious standard, even if the trial was just a few hours of actual use.

    3 points
  • Posted to UX: Design For Space, Parking, Fly Fishing And The World, Jan 23, 2016

    Excellent in-depth public radio story featuring Portland UX Designer Elena Moon as guest curator.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What percentage of designers code?, in reply to Alec Lomas , Jan 15, 2016

    I'm also a fan of flat-file content management systems, but I'm partial to Statamic. It has been my CMS of choice for 201. They also have a version 2 coming out. It's currently in beta. If you're in the Portland, Oregon area, I'm giving an informal presentation on the new features at the PDX CMS Meetup next month.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What percentage of designers code?, Jan 15, 2016

    I have met very few designers who code. Those who do seem to migrate toward development. I would guess there is still a pretty small overlap–less than 5%–but that guess is not based on much.

    After considering my long term career goals, I've decided to move (back) toward design, expanding my skills to become a UX designer. My background in industrial design will make this easier.

    Since there are plenty of places a person can go to learn both skillsets, I am curious if the supply of designer-developers is starting to meet the demand. Seems like it's still a long way from becoming a commodity.

    0 points
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