Ricky Salsberry

Ricky Salsberry

Designer Joined about 10 years ago via an invitation from Jason J.

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  • Posted to Dribbble turns 10 — Celebrating a decade of design inspiration, in reply to John Leschinski , Jul 09, 2019

    I think it's a valid to have never found value in the app. I've just never found a reason to use it.

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  • Posted to The Design of Apple's Credit Card, Mar 28, 2019

    I really want this card. It's gorgeous.

    But like all credit/debit cards, it's on your person most days, is swiped, inserted, dropped, etc… I wonder if it'll age in a wonderful wabi sabi way, or just look bad. Hoping for wabi.

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  • Posted to We AB tested having a sticky add to cart button (sticky won), in reply to Steven Lamar , Feb 20, 2019

    Hell, why validate anything! Just ask this guy.

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  • Posted to Don’t get clever with login forms, in reply to Gabriel Sturk , Feb 20, 2019

    Some teams unfortunately can't get things like that built. So the rule to avoid modal logins is good advice for those types of teams.

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  • Posted to Don’t get clever with login forms, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Feb 20, 2019

    Slack has the magic link — but some sites send you a one-time code you have to paste. Sort of forced two-factor authentication. It's definitely tedious, but I imagine ultimately more secure. I'd put up with it for my bank, but not for some things.

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  • Posted to While learning design, I collected 100+ design tools. Please add what's missing:, Feb 14, 2019

    How about Zeplin? or Axure?

    We use both extensively on our design teams.

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  • Posted to Is Design Valuable?, in reply to Moe Amaya , Jan 04, 2019

    If you have two products that are identical in features, but one is designed better, the designed one is significantly more valuable, and this isn't obvious to most business owners.

    In some markets I think this is correct, in others not.

    For your thesis, I think it's important to clearly define what you mean by "designed better" — are we talking looks? style? functionality? UX?

    Design can mean a lot of things to a lot of companies. In general, I agree that 'design' is a value add.

    But it's important to consider a product's function, its audience, and the market it lives in. Some sites like Amazon or Craigslist are targets of young designers' unsolicited design projects because they aren't pretty. But adding a polish of visual design may not be worth the effort (if it were, they'd have done it). For some companies, it just won't have the ROI.

    Design can also be low in priority for a young business. Spending a dollar on engineering or development early on may have a higher ROI than spending that dollar on design.

    Again, it depends on the business. Some new companies use design as a differentiator. In other markets, it'd be wasted money.

    I think your examples are designing for designers, where this does have a clear value-add. But I don't think it's enough to make a blanket statement that it's always worth paying for.

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  • Posted to We made this beautiful budget calculator so agencies won't have to deal with Excel anymore. Feedback? , Dec 14, 2018

    I'll just echo the usability of the app overall — the lack of labels is really inhibiting my ability to understand what I'm filling out. Combined with the center alignment, it's just very unusual.

    In that same vein, on Tasks & Costs while adding a task I had no idea how to actually add it. There's no button or anything to tell me how to stop typing and add it. I tried hitting Enter, and that worked, but you need a button here. Hitting enter is nice to have, but it can't be the primary and only way to do this. There's also no apparent way to remove a task after I've added one.

    On the date picker, the current day looks selected as my start date, so I click my end date and no, that wasn't selected, so now I've designated my end date as a start date and have to start over.

    By accident, I discovered the black dots were dropdown menus to select other colors. This needs a label.

    Clicking on the W logo should take me back to the home page of the calculator, but it takes me to a different website.

    Overall it looks nice — but usability is seriously lacking — which is why I want to abandon Excel in the first place, right? Looking forward to where this tool goes, because it could be really useful. Cheers!

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  • Posted to How To Improve UX Of Web Forms, in reply to Dan Christian , Dec 14, 2018

    I agree some validation of many of these viewpoints would be useful. A few in particular (form placeholders) run counter to some research done by folks like NNGroup, etc.

    I'd also like to see things judged in more quantitative terms than "professional" which is used a few times. We can judge professionalism in different ways, but legibility can be measured.

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  • Posted to Let’s stop trivializing design work, in reply to Ethan Bond , May 17, 2016

    I agree with a lot of what you said, Ethan. I think a key point of Jason's piece is that designers should hold themselves to a different standard when commenting on new work. Users can point and laugh, but designers should hold themselves to higher standard.

    The cannibalistic energy of the design community is troubling.

    It's a respect thing. Respect for the amount of work involved. Respect for unseen constraints like: business goals for the project, team politics, CEO whims, company direction & pipeline, investor pressure, and other stuff.

    It's OK to offer critique. Bad work should not be praised, even it was a lot of work. But low effort jabs at work should be left to users. If we expect great feedback from our clients, we should be willing to give it to each other. We can all do better in this regard (myself especially included). Cheers.

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