Tony Jones

Help Scout Product Designer Joined almost 3 years ago

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  • Posted to Is the Material Design Framework 508 Compliant? There's a lot on accessibility, but nothing I can directly point to that states 508 compliance., Oct 06, 2018

    Short answer: No framework is 508 compliant but they can be built following WCAG standards. Compliance depends on the author’s markup, copywriting, styling, scripting, fallbacks, and many other factors. What you really need is automated testing at a minimum.

    Long answer: Good news is that Material Design Components were built with WCAG 2.0 Level AA in mind. So in order to be 508 compliant, you would need to meet certain WCAG 2.0 success criterion. That means you'd need to add accessibility tests into your acceptance testing or use an NPM package like "accessibility-developer-tools". The process is fairly simple: find a 508 checklist and map that checklist to actual tests in your project that run automatically whenever new code is pushed to GitHub or your CI environment. That and also doing manual testing with a screen reader on your website or app will ensure compliance.

    11 points
  • Posted to Airbnb Cereal typeface, in reply to Karri Saarinen , May 15, 2018

    Why is it so beautiful Karri? lol, but seriously great job. I rarely don't have a negative thing to say about a typeface. I love that it's still a geometric font like Circular, but way more friendly and human. Right up my alley!

    1 point
  • Posted to Please critique: learnreact.design, Feb 15, 2018

    Some good content here, but one major area for improvement is above the fold."Learn React Unleash Your Design Superpowers" is pretty generic. What makes your course different? For example, you could say "A premium training course to build real-world apps in React ", "Learn React by itself without npm, webpack, redux, router, and all the other fluff.", or "Learn React by drawing in React" Or even simpler. "Finally, a React course for designer by designers". :)

    0 points
  • Posted to Howell Market: How Bad Partners Killed an e-Commerce, Feb 15, 2018

    Great marketer and storyteller, but probably not the partner's fault it failed. Opening a Shopify store to learn how to run an online marketplace is like selling cookies outside of Walmart to learn how to start a community farmer's market. Start with research to find a niche marketplace need, then learn how to build/setup an online marketplace, make a prototype to validate your idea, then hire partners to help you do the things you can't do yourself.

    1 point
  • Posted to Why would you want to work remote as a designer?, in reply to Kristjan Gomboc , Jun 08, 2017

    Here's a couple resources that did a very good job finding real data.

    Cost Benefits

    Standford Research Paper

    0 points
  • Posted to Why would you want to work remote as a designer?, Jun 08, 2017

    I'm more analytical than opinion-based on this subject, so i've read tons on studies on remote work vs in-person work. Most everything I've read has shown at large increases in employee productivity from working remotely. Also, people who like working from home are more likely to intentionally work harder to prove that working from home is a benefit to their employer.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Eve, Jun 06, 2017

    V for Vendetta 2?!!!

    0 points
  • Posted to Apple HomePod, in reply to Brennan Smith , Jun 05, 2017

    I wouldn't say they aren't innovative anymore. Apple Pay, Apple Watch, new Apple TV, shipped 4 new microprocessors in 2016, arguably fastest phone on the market, and the list goes on. It is true that they aren't innovating on the really cool new stuff as quickly as they used to. Also, Jobs had a very high IQ and believed he could change the world. Traditionally, CEOs don't usually have IQ's as high as a Jobs or Musk. Cook is very good at maximizing revenue, not necessarily an innovator (which short term isn't a bad thing for Apple).

    8 points
  • Posted to How to choose which login flow to build?, Jun 03, 2017

    If your site is public (anyone and everyone can sign up) and your goal is to boost conversion rates/simplify the login process than social login is a great solution. On the other hand, if you are building an app for a certain target business/industry such as healthcare or industrial then social login would be pointless.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Canlis, in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Jun 03, 2017

    I love Vanilla.

    2 points
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