Sam Solomon

Sam Solomon

Atlanta, GA Product Designer Joined over 4 years ago via an invitation from Paul @. Sam has invited Joe Villanueva, Enrique Gonzalez, Henry Bayuzick, Kevin Martin, Chris Rowe and 6 others

  • 364 stories
  • Posted to Alternatives to Adobe Cloud, Jun 21, 2017

    Additionally, I'd love to hear if anyone has photography-related alternatives!

    Lightroom 5 is still available for one-time purchase, but I'm not crazy about paying $150 for software that is 3 or 4 years old.

    I've heard some good things about Capture One Pro. Does anyone here have experience with it or an alternative?

    1 point
  • Posted to For Every Dream: Made in Iowa, Jun 20, 2017

    This is among the best pieces of marketing I've seen—the short film is spectacular! Talk about telling a story!

    1 point
  • Posted to Tesla Autopilot, Jun 19, 2017

    I'm a fan of the graphics on this page. They do a good job showing what the autopilot can see and do.

    1 point
  • Posted to Suggestion: A badge for Tools, Jun 09, 2017

    Personally, I wish we would go back to the old tagging system that required Site Design: to actually appear with a site design tag. Too many stories have the incorrect tag. That or people are tagging them to be more visible.

    I think it actually may make sense to get rid of many of the tags—Site Design, Ask, Show and AMA are the only ones I find important.

    1 point
  • Posted to iMac Pro, in reply to Akshay Chauhan , Jun 06, 2017

    Interestingly enough, had they just done that with the new Macbook Pros, I probably would have bought one.

    4 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Canlis, in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Jun 04, 2017

    If this is what vanilla is, I'll want more.

    1 point
  • Posted to Fuck Facebook, Jun 02, 2017

    If you've been thinking about moving away from Facebook, but can't seem to pull the trigger—I'd suggest uninstalling it from your phone.

    A few benefits:

    • I've found the mobile website to be much faster and easier to use than the application. Yay React!
    • Much less battery drain. My phone battery probably gained 10-20% more battery life uninstalling Facebook.
    • No annoying notifications. Facebook sends all sorts of notifications to draw you back in. Without notifications, you don't really visit Facebook as much.

    Caveat: You can no longer view messages on Facebook mobile. If you do have a message just go to to view them.

    2 points
  • Posted to Halide — A Premium Camera For iPhone, May 31, 2017

    This looks fine on a retina screen. On anything else the text is completely illegible.

    Something to consider when shipping low-contrast designs.

    2 points
  • Posted to Demystifying website heat maps: a complete guide, May 30, 2017

    This should not have the Site Design tag—that's reserved for showing off new or interesting sites, not individual articles.

    1 point
  • Posted to Will Robots Take My Job?, May 30, 2017

    One of the reasons I gravitated towards design—as opposed to engineering—was because I felt it would be more difficult for software to replace designers.

    Not to long ago I read an article about an architecture firm that built a piece of software to help it design office spaces. It was fed a certain requirements: boundaries, desks and more. The software developed hundreds of different layouts.

    The architect picks the ones they think will work best, feeds the software more parameters and gets another collection of layouts. This happens over and over until a solution is found.

    I'm not entirely sure what the future of product design is, but I think we will see something similar to this. Perhaps, instead of a team of designers only a handful will be needed to iterate on features.

    2 points
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