Philip A

Designer Joined over 2 years ago

  • 10 stories
  • Posted to The Failed Netflix Homepage Redesign Experiment That Nobody Even Noticed , in reply to Elias Proctor , Feb 12, 2019

    That's an interesting point. If you work in a small startup where time/money is a limiting factor, you simply don't have the option to run A/B tests to validate your opinion. In those circumstances, you need to hire good designers who will make good design decisions (which is also not cheap). In lieu of resources, someone needs to make a 'call' on these things.

    There generally is a "best" way of doing things but a lot of the time, constraints make it impossible to achieve.

    I think A.N. has a point where a good designer will 'know' which design is better out of 2 possible options.

    4 points
  • Posted to The all-new Kirby 3.0, Jan 24, 2019

    For a second I thought it was great web design for the Kirby vacuum cleaner which I would have been totally ready for.

    2 points
  • Posted to Slack new logo!, Jan 16, 2019

    The small shapes look like sweat drops, not conversation bubbles. Which is how you feel when you get back to your desk with 50+ unread :D

    1 point
  • Posted to DN mobile app - when?, in reply to Tom Green , Jan 02, 2019

    Same here. It's so frustrating...

    3 points
  • Posted to New year, new CSS-Tricks redesign – 2019, Jan 02, 2019


    13 points
  • Posted to A new logo for Unsplash, Dec 13, 2018

    Compared to the previous logo, it's so much harder to know what Unsplash is about:*mMuDegU4A8vuo4DZnxhs1Q.jpeg

    5 points
  • Posted to My new portfolio website is out! Share your feedback., in reply to Calin Balea , Dec 13, 2018

    Great website, very hard to fault! Good job.

    One tiny thing, on the about page you spelled "inpatient" wrong. It should be "impatient".

    0 points
  • Posted to Why desktop apps refuse to die, Dec 06, 2018

    Great article.

    Another factor is that Apple and Google aren't giving their web browsers (Safari and Chrome respectively) the amount of power and API support that their mobile/desktop platforms get.

    They are way more incentivised from a business/money point of view to get people using their app stores (aka walled gardens). They aren't incentivised to give more power to the open web by strengthening web browser and their capabilities.

    2 points
  • Posted to Where do you collect design inspiration for easy access, browsing, etc?, Dec 06, 2018
    1. Browser bookmarks
    2. "Likes" on Dribbble
    3. A folder on my computer "UI Inspiration"
    0 points
  • Posted to My new personal site with a fancy header:, Nov 28, 2018

    Nice header effect. However on mobile (iPhone 7) it is difficult to scroll down.

    1 point
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