Jordan Little

Jordan Little

Design/Dev Joined almost 4 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • Posted to Rethinking Guernica. Picasso's Twentieth-Century Work-Icon Close-Up, Nov 30, 2017

    Beautiful design ruined by scroll-hacking. It drives me insane to have to scroll and scroll and scroll for nothing to happen. Use arrow keys or buttons or anything else – just let me scroll normally.

    1 point
  • Posted to Should dropdown menus open on hover?, Oct 18, 2017

    I think it's less a global convention and more of an app-scoped pattern.

    Facebook for example subscribes to click-to-open, but they have one area in their Events section that has an on-hover dropdown. It's pretty jarring.

    If your app has a lot of menus, then on-hover may save the user countless clicks. My dentist's software, I noticed, had large icons that, when hovered, displayed a giant menu. Seemed perfect for the situation.

    Personally, activating panels on-hover doesn't make as much intuitive sense as on-click. Typically items in a dropdown menu are contextual, supplementary, or tools – all of which require user intent to discover. An errant hover does not convey enough intent for me to think the user wants to see what's behind the little down-arrow. A click does.

    Consistency either way is probably the best bet.

    4 points
  • Posted to Dribbble is dying. Whats next? , Oct 09, 2017

    Dribbble bought Crew back in April and shows no sign of financial troubles. What are you seeing that makes you think it's a "dying platform?"

    13 points
  • Posted to Yes, That Web Project Should Be a Progressive Web App, in reply to Marc Edwards , Sep 03, 2017

    In my state there are hundreds of thousands using internet that’s spotty at best. Sub-1mbs connections that are often blanket rural wifi or satellite (high latency).

    By using a service worker and an app frame, you can cache the critical aspects of the site, including content, upon initial load which allows the user to go on browsing even if their connection is weak.

    And it doesn’t specifically cater to those with that need, it makes for a much faster browsing experience even for modern connections. I’ve seen studies showing that for every half-second decrease in perceived load time, revenue goes up 7%.

    All this being said, do what makes sense for the situation. If a brochure site can do its job as a one page HTML doc and you see no benefit to the extra overhead, then it’s no skin from anyone’s back. PWA tech is still being figured out and most browsers don’t support a lot of the requirements.

    0 points
  • Posted to Yes, That Web Project Should Be a Progressive Web App, in reply to Greg Bowen , Sep 02, 2017

    I hope that PWA tech starts to become easy enough to handle in order to become ubiquitous, but for now the answer really depends on your audience. A PWA can prove "worth it" for audiences with spotty internet connections (offline mode with service workers) and/or for audiences with modern browsers.

    In my opinion, PWAs are the future of the web – an app that lives at a URL instead of on your phone, essentially, and blurs the lines of what's "native." Servers are more and more often serving only data via an API as opposed to rendered HTML files which leads to less bandwidth used and a faster experience.

    0 points
  • Posted to, Jul 24, 2017

    Very refreshing. No scroll-jacking, nice information hierarchy, all relevant information present. Rare these days.

    2 points
  • Posted to Looking for examples of Progressive Web Apps!, Jul 12, 2017

    Check out

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Zero Studios, Jul 06, 2017

    God, this trend of purposefully making websites difficult to use can't go away soon enough. A plain HTML document would be more useful and be easier to understand.

    2 points
  • Posted to Numi · Calculator app for Mac you will love to use, in reply to Ollie Barker , Jul 05, 2017

    I love Numi, but I've been using it a lot less since finding out you can do math in the Sketch App width and height inputs.

    0 points
  • Posted to Looking for blogs/zines that release their content on weekly or monthly cycles, in reply to Luc Pestille , Jul 03, 2017

    Thanks Luc, I'm checking it out now.

    0 points
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