Askar Hussain

Askar Hussain

Pennsylvania, USA Chief Everything Officer - ARSHTec Joined over 6 years ago

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How are you avoiding the flickering effect on web fonts?, in reply to Luke Bussey , Oct 09, 2016

    I really would like to use this but it has a loud warning about possibly violating Typekit's policy.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How are you avoiding the flickering effect on web fonts?, in reply to Gavin Anthony , Oct 09, 2016

    I thought about font preloading but that would require purchasing those fonts to be self hosted (which could add up if you have multiple variations). If you are on a budget (bootstrapped) Typekit comes in handy in terms of price but not in terms of UX (with those ugly flickerings).

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How are you avoiding the flickering effect on web fonts?, in reply to Matthew O'Connor , Oct 09, 2016

    That's a lot of variations in terms of font varieties. I'm sure Segoe UI and Roboto vary a lot in terms of their widths and spacing and designing for both would be a challenge, and that's the reason I went with one web font (actually 2, one for titles and one for the content) for all the platforms.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Which is the best to do list app/software?, Feb 23, 2016

    If you don't care much about a web experience 2Do is quite a gem, http://www.2doapp.com/

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  • Posted to The Repercussions of Google's New Logo, Sep 02, 2015

    Whenever I see that "G" it reminds me of Groupon...tell me I'm wrong!

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  • Posted to Preload Hints For Web Fonts, Aug 31, 2015

    I still wonder why there's a simple solution to counter this issue so far. This pushed me to try a few web font providers to see who can do better and so far Google Web Fonts seem to be better in terms of that (ugly!) lag. TypeKit and FontDeck's javascripts are considerably laggy to give me a headache. Are we on 2015 or what?

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  • Posted to AMA: Jason Fried, CEO and Co-Founder of Basecamp (formerly 37signals), Aug 11, 2015

    Thanks for those great contributions Jason. Can you please ask @DHH why the setup and deployment of a RoR app is a pain in the rear while developing with it quite a breeze? I gave up switching completely to RoR a few years because of the deployment overhead and now setting it up on 2 different platforms is making me think twice.

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  • Posted to Site Design: New Treehouse, Mar 20, 2015

    Some of those animations are bit overkill, especially on a Chrome on Win7.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What iOS apps are really well designed?, Jan 22, 2015

    Shameless plug: mySalah

    My favorites are, - Overcast - Tweetbot - Chrome (new Material Design)

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  • Posted to (iOS) Things - by Cultured Code GmbH is free (Limited Time), in reply to Luis da Silva , Nov 21, 2014

    Producteev was a great find. I've used to use them before but left them because they weren't as good with personal task management and there were other viable options. Looks like they've pivoted to deal with our work-life than our personal-life and this time I'm staying.

    Asana was too fluid for me, many times I make changes without even realizing it and their iPhone app is still not on par.

    Trello was better but still lacking on the many ways to look into those massive list of cards. This is my second best as of now after discovering Producteev.

    Very well done Producteev, I'll switch over for sometime and see if it's worth the premium account.

    Thanks for the tip Luis.

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