Bogdan Sandu

Bogdan Sandu

Pixel pusher at Design Your Way Joined about 7 years ago

  • 2 stories
  • 13 comments
  • 53 upvotes
  • Posted to Black Friday deals for designer tools., Nov 22, 2018

    Hongkiat has a set of these as well: https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/black-friday-deals-for-web-designers-and-developers/

    BF deal from Elegant Themes: https://www.elegantthemes.com/black-friday-2018/

    50% off on UI Kits with promo code "Black50": https://kkuistore.com/

    50% on mockups from https://lstore.graphics/ with "BF2018" at checkout.

    1 point
  • Posted to Wouldn't it be cool if we can DM other users?, in reply to Laurens Spangenberg , May 26, 2016

    In 90% of the cases, that's exactly what would happen.

    1 point
  • Posted to 2015 Black Friday design deals, in reply to Jon Myers , Nov 27, 2015

    My mistake, Jon, I wrote Oskar when replying to you. Oskar is the person who created this thread.

    The credit for authors on Visual Hierarchy is right at the top of the product page for quite some time now. Truth to be told, they didn’t have it for around 2 months, but back then there were only 2 authors that went uncredited. Now there are 30 something, all credited, if I counted right.

    I agree that Visual Hierarchy’s about page is not best one and the design in general needs improvement.

    I had the same concern about their costumer testimonials. They said that they were real. Some of them (those that have photos too) seem real.

    UI8's about page leads you to believe they are a design studio making those products you see on the site. The old page the same (before October 2015): http://i.imgur.com/8IQKjfc.png

    They've only recently added on their site the statement that they're a marketplace.

    New homepage - November 2015, marketplace mention) And the old homepage (September 2015, no marketplace mention): http://i.imgur.com/goZaP2e.jpg

    Old product page (same product, author not credited): http://i.imgur.com/O7dfh5C.jpg New product page (same product, author credited): http://i.imgur.com/jA5vx0q.png It was enough for people just like you to believe that they are creating all those products.

    So much for business ethics, right?

    Imagine if you learned that the only thing that Apple created by itself was the Mac. The iPhone, the iPad, the iPod were all designed and developed by different companies. To be clear, not outsourced, not exclusive. Designed and developed by other companies not related in any way with Apple.

    And you didn’t know anything about it, because Apple took credit and build its fantastic brand and 600 billion market cap letting you believe that they created those products. The same happened here. UI8 misled people just like you to believe that they created all the products.

    I don’t know about you, but to me it does not seem right.

    HonestIy, I prefer not to discuss the shady business part. As the above came to light, so will that too eventually. And will be told by a different person rather than me.

    0 points
  • Posted to 2015 Black Friday design deals, in reply to Jon Myers , Nov 26, 2015

    UI8 and Visual Hierarchy are two different marketplaces that have different owners. With an emphasis on marketplaces.

    Only around 5-10% of the products that you see on UI8 were made by UI8. The rest are made by some awesome freelance designers and companies, that are paid a commission for each sale.

    These guys own those products that you see there, not UI8.

    UI8 started crediting people for their work only a month ago. Which is a shame.

    You can only see the author if you scroll until the very end of the product.

    I'm glad that I did not put my products on UI8.

    Otherwise, all people including you Oskar, would have thought that were created by them.

    People need to learn about these shady business practices.

    0 points
  • Posted to 2015 Black Friday design deals, Nov 25, 2015

    Visual Hierarchy has 50-84% on their UI kits. Other types of products are on sale too.

    1 point
  • Posted to Apple Music will pay Artists for streaming, even during free trial period., in reply to David Alandí , Jun 22, 2015

    For links like this one I wish there would be a downvote button.

    13 points
  • Posted to I created a Material Design UI kit. Would love to read what you think about it., Feb 23, 2015

    I know this might seem like a shameless plug, but I'm interested more in what other designers think of it and how it can be improved.

    0 points
  • Posted to The freshest links about design and interactive, Sep 22, 2014

    Installed it and uninstalled after 10 seconds of using it. As Nathan said, please make it web accessible. Seeing Muzli every time I open a new tab is really annoying.

    0 points
  • Posted to Branding Mockups, Jul 10, 2014

    I'm not really sure this is what you are looking for, but here it goes:

    http://www.designyourway.net/blog/resources/design-mockups-for-branding-and-identity-projects/

    and

    http://www.designyourway.net/blog/resources/useful-mockups-templates-for-presenting-print-designs/

    2 points
  • Posted to Casper - The Mattress Reimagined, in reply to Tim Gauthier , Apr 23, 2014

    Can confirm about the problems that this kind of mattresses make. For a person even with mild back problems, this kind of soft mattress is a really huge pain in the... back (sorry for the pun). The best mattresses are the ones that are rigid and stay rigid over the years.

    0 points
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