Rami James

Rami James

http://www.weeklypixels.com Joined about 4 years ago

  • 29 stories
  • 436 comments
  • 15 upvotes
  • Posted to Midnight — Dark Theme Sketch Plugin, in reply to Gavin Anthony , Jan 03, 2018

    This is how I felt for years about coding interfaces. Dark themes were great for a while but as I spent more and more time, I realized that the extra eye strain wasn't worth it.

    I'm all about the light interfaces these days and it works well for me. Less headache, less fatigue.

    1 point
  • Posted to Designers & age, in reply to Joao Carvalho , Nov 28, 2017

    I'm in a similar place to Ken M. I've been doing design since I was 16, in 1996. Two years ago, I think I realized that either I've changed, or the industry has, and it just isn't as good a fit as it used to be. I used to passionately care about every little visual detail and flows-were-life. It used to get me high.

    These days it doesn't, and I've transitioned away from design into development. I've found that I really enjoy backend work, and after building two APIs, I've found that it tickles that same thing that design used to. It makes me interested, and interest is what keeps me going.

    It also pays better and less people have subjective opinions about what is right and wrong. Mostly, if it works as specced, it is right.

    1 point
  • Posted to Minimum Beautiful Product: Stop using “MVP” as an excuse to launch shit products, Nov 09, 2017

    You guys are missing the point: beautiful doesn't count for shit if your idea is garbage.

    14 points
  • Posted to How Much Does it Cost To Develop an App Like Airbnb? , Oct 31, 2017

    This question shows a distinct lack of understanding of how development of an app works.

    If you want to build a one-to-one duplicate of an existing app and backend service that is one thing. But, why would anyone use it?

    If you want to build something entirely new, then you will have to go through a lengthy development process which will include:

    • Product Definitions
    • UX flow
    • Design
    • Implementation
    • User Testing

    You will likely go through many iterations with changes and upgrades along the way. It's why it is called "development". You develop something rough into something slick. It takes time, knowledge, and a lot of hard work.

    Generally, outsourcing this kind of project to an external group doesn't work out because you end up paying through the nose for this long, drawn out process.

    The correct question is: How much money do I need to start a business and support a development and marketing staff to get this off the ground?

    The problem is that most people who want to build an app don't understand that what they actually should be building is a business.

    4 points
  • Posted to Introducing FlowMapp.com, Oct 18, 2017

    Bought by InVision in 3..2..

    7 points
  • Posted to ueno.store — Buy Things, Get Happy, Apr 13, 2017

    But buying things leaves me feeling empty.

    1 point
  • Posted to Why I think you should consider switching to Affinity Designer, in reply to Marc Olivier Lapierre , Apr 04, 2017

    It's the lack of plugins that bothers me most. Global color replace is something I do often and I'd hate to have to do that manually.

    Also, rebuilding all of my work files (literally hundreds of hours of work) would be incredibly tedious. I'd have to have a really, really good reason to do so. So far, Sketch is just fine.

    0 points
  • Posted to Is it just me or did DN use to be more interesting?, Mar 12, 2017

    It's being used today as a way to funnel designers into marketing channels. Lots of advertising and other such cruft.

    Not so much really interesting discussion.

    6 points
  • Posted to New file format in Sketch 43, Mar 02, 2017

    I'm building an online palette tool and having a way to easily export a native sketch format is a huge boon. Great to see!

    1 point
  • Posted to We need more shitty work, Feb 23, 2017

    Hahaha. All my public work is shitty.

    Joke is on you. And me :(

    11 points
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