Rami James

Rami James

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

  • 29 stories
  • 440 comments
  • 15 upvotes
  • Posted to Apple says New Mac Pro coming in 2019, in reply to Suganth S , Apr 09, 2018

    It's not an option. I work from home and go to the office once in a while. I need my workspace mobile.

    0 points
  • Posted to Material Design: How do you align your icons with text on a 4px baseline grid., Apr 08, 2018

    God is this what our lives have become?

    4 points
  • Posted to Apple says New Mac Pro coming in 2019, Apr 07, 2018

    I have to say that I've given up on Apple being able to produce what I want: a high-powered machine for developers which has high build quality and no gimmicks.

    I don't want touchbars. I don't want to lose ports and carry a bag full of dongles.

    I want a keyboard that feels nice.

    Why is this so hard?

    8 points
  • Posted to CSS: The bad bits (and how to avoid them) , Mar 20, 2018

    Nothing here is bad about CSS. It is bad programming and bad use of the language. This is true of all languages.

    2 points
  • 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
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