Be nice. Or else.
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As a solution, it works fine. I'm no zealot.
However, it means there may be a problem higher up the chain of decisions. You may find a better way to organize the flow. Try flattening out some of the interactions or exposing more controls in the first-layer modal. See it as a symptom.
Think about it this way: as a front-end engineer, I wish I could just click a button and have my application logic generate a gorgeous design. I have having to wait on designers to make mockups for me to build out … it seems like such a waste of time.
My point is that you'll always want to obfuscate and abstract the parts of the process you're not familiar with. Engineers will make hundreds of decisions that you don't see that improve performance, usability, or other aspects of the application.
In the same way you as a designer wouldn't think that a software tool could do your job better than you, a lot of engineers feel the same way about "no code" tools.
Your best bet is to simply learn both sides. I got sick of bad front-end engineers being sloppy with my designs so I learned it and can now do a better job representing my work on the web.
Astro is missing a few features that Spark and Airmail have, but Astro is the most reliable and their Undo actually works. The Priority inbox works great after a bit of training.
God this is so tasteless.
That logo is just a bit too reminiscent of the new Logitech logo to me.
The ciiiiirrrcle of desiiiiiign – it moves us aaaalllll
Whoever did the frontend on this site has a lot of explaining to do. Scrolling is the primary way people interact with websites and this one kills it altogether. I don't understand these decisions. "Let's make the user click these tiny dots – or a button in the farthest lower-right corner." Fitt's law anyone?
I supposed because a good thing can always be "better." What better means depends on their internal business goals…not what the user wants. They're probably testing how UI changes affect revenue which often conflicts with what's best for users.
As a part of my job, I have to be on a business.Facebook page all day every weekday. Facebook pushes updates constantly and right now I'm seeing a semi-colon beside every "Boost post" button. They screw up a lot and I'm often unable to post for an hour due to a React module not loading.
In my experience, it's just a matter of who's running the team, how the org's structured, the amount of staff, etc. So many variables, but I think you're generally on the right thread with the A/B testing. They're able to run tests non-stop 24/7.
There are some software engineering / dev-ops philosophies around the idea:
Dell-P2715Q. I paid $479USD for mine…it's $800CAD. It's a great all-around monitor. Not perfect in any category, but not terrible in any either. Mine had a bit of white glow/burn coming from the bottom when viewing dark colors, but it has mostly gone away. I'd definitely recommend it.
Be nice. Or else.
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