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Josh Osborne

Josh Osborne

Washington, DC Product Designer @ NPR Joined almost 6 years ago

  • 24 stories
  • 55 comments
  • 52 upvotes
  • Posted to Show DN: Jekyons – Stop writing CSS and start building prototypes., Aug 16, 2016

    Hey y'all.

    A couple of friends asked if they could check out my prototyping stack so I cleaned it up over the weekend.

    If you end up trying it out for your own web prototypes, I'd love some feedback! Especially around the installation and initial build steps. I've seen some weird bugs there.

    Thanks!

    1 point
  • Posted to Five Good Things — Issue 1: Welcome 2 the Dang3rzone, Jun 20, 2016

    Hi, folks!

    I sent the first issue of my email newsletter/zine thing on Sunday. Sign up now to receive the first issue for FREE!!! *

    *all issues are free.

    1 point
  • Posted to Show DN: NPR.org & the new NPR audio player, Mar 30, 2016

    Hi Benjamin! Thanks for the feedback.

    As you can imagine, we did some pretty serious usability testing for a launch this huge. We found in testing that users weren't having any trouble finding the play controls and that the color we're using for primary actions are making sense to people. That being said, I'm sure we'll have the opportunity in the future to rethink our color palette and we'll keep your feedback in mind when we do that.

    We've had some bugs in the past around font anti-aliasing and this might be related to that. Our font stack on NPR.org includes a few weights of Gotham, Knockout, Georgia & Helvetica so I don't think it's a Lato specific problem. I'll flag this as a bug for us to take a look at anyhow.

    As far as the show pages go, we have some stories in the coming cycles to take a look at the visual design of those pages.

    Thanks again for the feedback and keep an eye out in the next few weeks for more improvements!

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  • Posted to Show DN: NPR.org & the new NPR audio player, in reply to Duncan Russell , Mar 30, 2016

    Thanks Duncan! :)

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  • Posted to Show DN: NPR.org & the new NPR audio player, in reply to Elliott Regan , Mar 30, 2016

    Thank you for the kind words, Elliott!

    I'll talk to the team about desktop notifications! We haven't thought of that yet, but that would be super helpful when listening to the player in a background tab. We're working on NPR One integration! Keep an eye out for that in the next couple of weeks.

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  • Posted to Show DN: NPR.org & the new NPR audio player, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Mar 30, 2016

    Thanks Mattan! I think this is a bug. I've added it to our punchlist. Should be fixed in the next couple of days.

    1 point
  • Posted to NPR.org Now Twice As Fast, in reply to Duncan Russell , Oct 29, 2015

    Hey Duncan, thats awesome! How do you typically listen to NPR?

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  • Posted to NPR.org Now Twice As Fast, Oct 28, 2015

    It has been foretold that this is the first step of many leading up to some very cool stuff involving audio on NPR.org. Thanks for sharing!

    3 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Post your desktops, Jul 21, 2015

    Like my soul: Joshs Desktop

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  • Posted to Introducing the Prototype Sound Pack, Jun 29, 2015

    These are gorgeous! Looking forward to more.

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