Robert Farrelly

Robert Farrelly

Designer + Developer Joined almost 5 years ago

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  • Posted to Which Sublime Text Color Schemes do you guys use?, Dec 09, 2014

    This is my favourite at the moment. https://sublime.wbond.net/packages/Seti_UI

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  • Posted to ASK DN: SHIFT + arrow key from 10px to 16px?, Oct 12, 2014

    For illustrator I just click: Command + K By default it shows the increment preferences. So enter the value I want and hit enter and you're good to go.

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  • Posted to Raw - the missing link between spreadsheets and vector graphics, in reply to Tobias Bernard , Oct 12, 2014

    This anything but ‘Meh’.

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  • Posted to The Subscription Model is Fucked, in reply to Luke Jones , Oct 07, 2014

    Luke, I understand where you I can makes and I really appreciate the break down. I think I more saying that a lot of companies that launch subscription models because others have them in place. I don't think there could be other alternatives. I also just upped my fees.

    But as I said do you feel like the subscription model works for every website / app out there?

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  • Posted to The Subscription Model is Fucked, in reply to Troy Kennedy , Oct 07, 2014

    You're correct in terms of what purchasing model suits what industry but I think what has to be considered with a lot of subscriptions is that its one price for every consumer.

    Often companies will try manage this by using a tiered pricing structure to accommodate for different users. My point is that often the commitment level of a subscription is too high for many. I know "Boo Hoo for Them!", "Earn More!" etc., But if you also look at from the companies perspective they could be excluding a large revenue stream and losing out on a lot of business. They are leaving a lot of money on the table.

    Yes, the subscription bases is great for businesses, it offers a repeat income which is ultimately the goal for any company. But even insurance companies offer a questionnaire to help get you the price that suits your needs.

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  • Posted to The Subscription Model is Fucked, in reply to James Young , Oct 06, 2014

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  • Posted to The Subscription Model is Fucked, in reply to Todd Bennings , Oct 06, 2014

    I think when I wrote this there was a level of frustration. I love finding new applications and like everyone who is in our community I want to support good design and good development. I do want to pay for everything I use.

    I highlighted this point earlier and so have others — the recent change in Treehouse's policy to allow users to pause subscriptions shows a serious shift in their business model but it also shows that they really care about their customers. This system allows people to pay for learning when they feel it's right and even if it relieves a burden from a small few it's still great strategy for their brand.

    Another alternative would be a credit system similar to iStock. Which makes sense for getting people involved in your product. I'd love to hear some opinions from people who have gone through this decision making process.

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  • Posted to The Subscription Model is Fucked, in reply to Matt Lindley , Oct 06, 2014

    Your reply is no better than my headline.

    And yes It was sensational but it stirred up a great discussion and highlighted some interesting points of view from both sides of the argument.

    If you had read some of the comments I had already apologised for my headline and clarified my point of view — it's rare that a posts get so much attention and I wish it was something that was a little more considered. However I still think there is a limit on how many services you can sign-up for and companies should not price / value themselves out of the market.

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  • Posted to The Subscription Model is Fucked, in reply to Seán Mongey , Oct 06, 2014

    Sean you're a tomb of sense!

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  • Posted to The Subscription Model is Fucked, in reply to Matt Lindley , Oct 06, 2014

    Thanks for the business advice Matt.

    Just because I don't sign-up an app doesn't mean my business isn't viable.

    Also I have a budget — that's why I know exactly what my expenditures are.

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