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Adam Conrad

Adam Conrad

UX Developer Joined about 4 years ago

  • 15 stories
  • 35 comments
  • 5 upvotes
  • Posted to Site Design: Minimal Hacker News, Aug 18, 2016

    I don't get why people try to re-invent the wheel that is HN time and time again. It's already a minimal site, and this, if anything, is a lot more than HN because it has loading spinners so there's a bit more advanced JavaScript going on and it doesn't load nearly as fast as the original HN site does.

    4 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Style Guides -- How are you using them?, Oct 19, 2015

    Ours is used for our product and development teams to help them create the components we use on the website. Marketing and sales also benefit because they have complete access to our branding guidelines for physical marketing materials, as well as non-devs who need to dabble in HTML for a one-off landing page or digital marketing material. I would highly recommend it to any organization that has a robust set of components for their brand.

    4 points
  • Posted to What is a principle designer?, Sep 28, 2015

    A job you shouldn't apply for because they spelled "Principal" wrong.

    Principal anything are generally only at larger companies/agencies, and represent the highest-level individual contributors to a firm. They are the most senior (6-10+ yrs experience) and either lead to architect roles or management.

    2 points
  • Posted to New Texting and Driving iOS Interaction Model, Sep 22, 2015

    This is a great step in the right direction for making driving safer with mobile devices. However there is one serious flaw in their reasoning - they asserted that 90% of cars have Bluetooth devices in them. That is a gross misinterpretation of the title of the article that they linked to - that said 90% of new cars will have Bluetooth capabilities in them...in 2016. So realistically, you're looking at far less than 90% of cars could implement this strategy immediately, which severely limits the efficacy of Bluetooth-enabled "Car Mode."

    3 points
  • Posted to Standardizing Job Titles, Apr 06, 2015

    Chiefly the issue is that these titles are somewhat useless - only because there is no "standard" right now, so while it can be beneficial to your own organization, it won't necessarily help you source candidates.

    Secondly, I'd just combine Analyst and Engineer. If the only difference is using AXURE vs HTML/CSS, why bother having both when the majority of responsibilities are the same?

    I'd hire for Engineer (UX/Frontend) and Designer. Keep things simple, and that also increases your hiring range because you aren't pigeonholing yourself to titles that professionals who may fit the mold, but don't necessarily associate with the title.

    3 points
  • Posted to If you had 20k, how would you use it to make more money?, Feb 06, 2015

    Invest it in index funds

    0 points
  • Posted to JavaScript tricks!, Feb 06, 2015

    Use !! to test for boolean existence is a neat one.

    Also just the general functional programming Array functions are pretty cool, so while most people know the common ones (map, reduce, filter, forEach) there are a bunch of more obscure ones as well that are really useful, such as some, every and reduceRight

    0 points
  • Posted to #FF on Designer News, Jan 30, 2015

    @putorti

    @thoughtbot

    @brad_frost

    @lukew

    1 point
  • Posted to Getting the ball rolling with freelance work, Jan 06, 2015

    I got started by checking the HN freelancer posts at the beginning of every month. I did it from time-to-time when I had spare cycles and extra free time.

    0 points
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