Eliot Slevin

Eliot Slevin

Nostalgia Maker Joined over 4 years ago

  • 33 stories
  • 240 comments
  • 38 upvotes
  • Posted to Design Thinking!, in reply to adrian io , Jun 11, 2018

    That's the joke.png

    8 points
  • Posted to Vue Screen Keyboard for PWAs, Mar 29, 2018

    This is cool, but what's the use case? Wouldn't most touch screen devices come with an onboard keyboard that users are familiar with?

    0 points
  • Posted to What I really want from a design tool: stateful components, in reply to Marc Edwards , Mar 26, 2018

    On a scale from 0-1, whats the chance we could see prototyping tools in skala? :D

    0 points
  • Posted to What I really want from a design tool: stateful components, in reply to Namık Özgür Aydın , Mar 25, 2018

    Wow, this is a super interesting product - signed up immediately. Will give it a real world shot this week!

    1 point
  • Posted to What's your criteria for a good portfolio , Mar 12, 2018

    The best folio IS a folio. I find a lot of designers get too caught up in perfection, etc. Make it super easy to update - otherwise you'll never do it.

    0 points
  • Posted to What sucks about my website?, in reply to Nico Serdeir , Feb 25, 2018

    I think you'll be fine without the logos :)

    0 points
  • Posted to What sucks about my website?, Feb 24, 2018

    For someone who isn't a designer, this is actually a fantastic job. You're doing a lot of things right, practical text contrast, mostly even spacing. You should be proud! My first website sucked ass! You've gotten a lot of great feedback on the aesthetics, I thought i'd just point out some experience things.

    A lot of content is hidden behind the hamburger. I dont know how much you want to promote your lists (i would argue they have less value than the content), but most people will never find them.

    The startup guide button looks like a login, or submit content link. I just presumed it was a register or something button so I never even looked at it. I think a better solution would be: have the side project guide a top level link, to the left of the ham. Then turn the red button into the 'submit startup' button - which is a super important action, as it drives content.

    Obv this is super inspired by indie hackers, which I love. However I think you're missing some descriptions to make me click on the stories.

    E.g. indie hackers each interview has name of the startup, then a one sentence description. Just from that I can get a basic understanding of what they do, and why I might be interested.

    I think this is even more important for your use case. I don't want to read about a failed startup, unless I'm interested in that market, or doing something similar. So it's crucial for me to click a link, that I know what that startup was doing.

    So one of your titles is : "Delite: How and Why it Failed". I didn't even read the tags even though they supply more info, because I'm so used to ignoring them on other sites. This title has a few thing, but no useful inforamation:

    1 - the name, cool, but doesn't tell me shit.

    2 - "How and why it failed", obviously thats why I'm here. The whole sites about that, no need to repeat it.

    What I'm missing:

    3 - Summary of what the company did. E.g. when I open I found "Delite was a SaaS platform for B2B wholesale orders." Maybe also add in it's for physical products.

    4 - Maybe a summary of the key market. "Started in the pet products niche"

    5 - Summary of failure "Didn't supply a strong nescisity, instead a 'nice to have'"

    So If we then rework that tile, could be something like

    "Delite

    A SaaS platform, for B2B wholesales orders, starting with pet products.

    KEY PROBLEM: Didn't solve a strong business necessity"

    Tells me heaps more about what this link is, and why I should click it. You might want to switch to a card style UI to allow a name, company description, and key failure reason. I'd argue the company description is the key info you're missing.

    But, it's looking great, excited to see version 2.0!

    3 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Blotter.js, in reply to Alvaro Ruiz , Feb 14, 2018

    Nice thought, but this wouldnt be anywhere near secure enough for captcha. Use somebody elses, like https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Blotter.js, Feb 14, 2018

    This is fantastic, hope I get a chance to use this sometime.

    0 points
  • Posted to Everything Easy is Hard Again by Frank Chimero , in reply to Katie Macoy , Feb 11, 2018

    Frank is a great example of quality over quantity. Never dissapoints.

    3 points
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