Be nice. Or else.
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That’s some debut comment!
I’m sure that in this cartoon the designer tried a couple of different routes all of which where considered and not just wild stabs in the dark.
We’ll never know for sure though.
Funny how you’ve just upvoted and posted Toptal content and nothing else.
That word again… “should”. Gets my back up and because of this title I’m going to right align and centre align from now on just to spite you (kidding).
Like everything, it depends.
Be interesting to see how you would handle left aligning the NYT and WSJ logos. Because of their wide and short ratio, scaling down will have legibility issues.
To this day I still have to design long-form content within Illustrator because Sketch can’t handle multiple text styles within a text box.
Feeling you on this.
Apple has form with professional products, I say that in a less than positive light.
We could go around in circles about this…
A UI Designer may not think about functional copy the same way a UX Designer would.
A UX Designer would consider the order of content content whereas a UI Designer would think about the layout.
A UX Designer would make typography recommendations based on usability whereas a UI Designer would consider character, tone and brand.
A UX Designer would advise on copy length and ease of digestion whereas a UI Designer will think about visual rhythm and interest.
I could go on but hopefully this illustrates the point.
You could argue that any role is part of the user experience and as such everyone should have UX as part of their job title.
The title UI Designer is fine, the title of UX Designer is fine. They are both roles that have clearly defined skillsets, some overlap and some don't.
I'm also a big advocate of ignoring what I "should" or "shouldn't" do.
Global colours would be lovely, could also introduce tints
Be nice. Or else.
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