Sam Solomon

Sam Solomon

Atlanta, GA Product Designer Joined almost 5 years ago via an invitation from Paul @. Sam has invited Joe Villanueva, Enrique Gonzalez, Henry Bayuzick, Kevin Martin, Chris Rowe and 6 others

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  • Posted to Designer News trolls get checked by HUGE names in the design community, Nov 16, 2017

    I generally only flag posts when it appears to be spam and should be removed. I don't think people's opinions should be removed from the discussion, but it seems that whatever is the most polarizing always appears at the top.

    At one point I was against implementing a down-voting mechanism, but I've done a 180 and think downvoting is a feature this community needs.

    As you mentioned, I don't think discourse itself is toxic, but the problem I see over and over again is that these long polarizing discussions make it to the top of these threads.

    2 points
  • Posted to Should I upgrade to High Sierra, Nov 13, 2017

    I've had issues importing photos and videos from my Sony a6300 since the upgrade. Every time an import begins the computer freezes and I have to hard restart.

    That is the only noticeable issue for me. I don't use Abstract, but the others seem to be working.

    0 points
  • Posted to Dribble partners with Stride to offer health insurance to freelancers, Nov 09, 2017

    This is super-interesting—specifically the questions I have now. What if other social networks started offering things like health insurance to their users? How would that alter the current insurance market?

    Then I think about Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat—there are probably no companies positioned better to gauge your risk than the Social Giants themselves. They certainly can gauge if an individual smokes, drinks and just how much risk they might pose.

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: North Korea: Where can its missiles reach?, Oct 16, 2017

    This is exceptionally well executed—especially on mobile. Many of the fancier story layouts aren't great on phones. I love how the blocks of text are transparent enough to see what is happening on the map below.

    1 point
  • Posted to Show DN: Best Architecture Software List, Oct 13, 2017

    It says the Affinity tools are $3/mo. Is that supposed to be the amortized cost? If not, I believe they are one time purchases for $50?

    1 point
  • Posted to Zoomanity, Oct 06, 2017

    I don't understand, but am entertained.

    Edit: Some interesting illustration work from the studio that produced this. https://dribbble.com/adn-digital

    3 points
  • Posted to Google Pixel 2, in reply to Mick N , Oct 05, 2017

    Exactly what I thought.

    The details are not the details; they make the design.

    1 point
  • Posted to Google Pixel Buds, Oct 04, 2017

    Incredible! The Babelfish exists!

    4 points
  • Posted to The New Dropbox, in reply to Jim Silverman , Oct 03, 2017

    I think this may be part of the issue.

    Constraint is a good thing, having too many font weights can be a problem in itself. Add in different widths and you've multiplied the problem.

    Also, I strongly dislike the trend of these wide fonts. Even the short headlines are difficult to read. It reminds me of the Audi rebrand. http://www.audi.com/ci/en/renewed-brand.html

    0 points
  • Posted to Kickpush - Product design studio // Fresh new site , in reply to Austin Knight , Oct 03, 2017

    Fantastic site. I agree with everything you said except:

    Bold copy: "We don't even like the internet" and especially "Hating each other since 2010". You really went for it.

    My first impression is they were doing industrial product design—if they were designing blenders and chairs it would have been a fantastic line.

    Also, I like the thicker fonts. Too many sites using the thin or hairline weights, which make things difficult to read.

    0 points
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