David Thorn

David Thorn

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  • Posted to What backpack are you rocking?, Jul 18, 2018

    Roadrunner Medium Rolltop. Has lasted 4 years of 15-30k miles a year commuting every day in rain or shine, with occasional trips as a carryon. Carries normal work supplies, but I've also carried frozen turkeys, booze, and an odd loaf of bread on the way home. Applied some fresh waterproof earlier this year, but the thing is pretty indestructible.

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    Also, this is the best roll top buckle system I've used. Clasps are finicky, zippers unzip, and most tension based system let go, but this doesn't.

    1 point
  • Posted to What backpack are you rocking?, in reply to Matt Ritter , Jul 18, 2018


    12 points
  • Posted to Designing Google Maps for Motorbikes, Jul 05, 2018

    Interesting that they went to India to develop when I'm sure a lot of their own engineers ride motorcycles to the campus in Mountain View daily...

    Great market to support though, especially since India and much of Asia have been utilizing scooters and motorcycles for years to get around as they are an effective and attainable means of transportation.

    0 points
  • Posted to An alternative to the Hamburger Menu: The Link Bar, Jul 03, 2018

    This is less of an alternative and more of an additional piece of navigation.

    That aside, the study seems to conclude that putting links up top is beneficial, but anything that requires scrolling will get no increased traffic. So, if you have more than the 3 or so links that can fit, you need to have a full fledged navigation section up top, which was previously hidden behind the hamburger menu because it takes up space. And not having a large chunk of navigation was kind of the whole point of the hamburger in mobile.

    Also, ecommerce-centric, and I wonder how it'd apply to other industries.

    1 point
  • Posted to Best Email Clients 2018, in reply to Aaron Wears Many Hats , Jun 28, 2018

    Are you referring to the not being professional or the usage of the gmail client itself?

    1 point
  • Posted to Relay for Figma - Push your latest assets from Figma directly to your codebase., in reply to Bob Newhart , Jun 25, 2018

    What do you mean? Like a simplified style guide section of code to tweak where you set variables or define components?

    0 points
  • Posted to What's your source of realistic mobile UI inspiration, not just dribbblesque rubbish?, in reply to Bole ★ , Jun 07, 2018

    Had to look up every word in this comment.

    5 points
  • Posted to Made a guide on how to do good UX research, would love any feedback, May 31, 2018

    This is great, and I love the plug to other 'good' resources.

    3 points
  • Posted to Arby's made a font, so..., May 17, 2018

    Sauce vs. Cereal.

    5 points
  • Posted to Designers, how do you feel about the use of emojis as parts of the UI?, in reply to Corin Edwards , May 15, 2018

    Absolutely true.

    I think the point I was making poorly was that I use emojis in context of a personal relationship, with friends, coworkers, family, etc. Typically it is to humanize the message, not as a technique to try to convince someone that I'm very fun and relatable as in many websites or platforms that don't have that 1:1 human contact.

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