Jonathan C

Jonathan C

Pixel Masseur Joined almost 8 years ago

  • 4 stories
  • Posted to Sketch Android UI Kit, Jun 04, 2014

    Author here! Happy and surprised this made DN again, but I guess it kind of validates my approach to iterate on the kit in public.

    I didn't get a lot of feedback the last time, so want to take this opportunity to invite commentary:

    • Is anyone actually using this in production?
    • What would you like to see added next?
    • Is the addition of an XHDPI version helpful?
    • Does anyone on DN even care about Android anymore after the bombshells Apple dropped this week?
    • Are we alone in the universe?
    3 points
  • Posted to The Original Star Wars Concept Art Is Amazing, Apr 27, 2014

    Starting to think Star Wars was more McQuarrie's vision than Lucas'...

    7 points
  • Posted to Sketch 3 Android UI Kit, in reply to Hannah D , Apr 23, 2014

    As a developer-turned-designer, I'm glad someone pointed that out. :)

    My goal is to make this the pseudo-official UI template for Android, much like what Teehan + Lax did for iOS, but with a different approach by building it out iteratively in the open.

    I thought it aligns with Android's open philosophy pretty well. (Or I got tired of not shipping and decided to fuck it. Either way, the reaction has been tremendously encouraging!)

    1 point
  • Posted to The creepiest chat history you'll ever read: annie96 is typing..., Apr 05, 2014

    I closed the tab halfway through because I thought it was going to be something in this vein again:

    Nope. Not even once.

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN:, Apr 04, 2014

    Been looking for a Sketch plugin repository like this - thanks a bunch! And great work!

    0 points
  • Posted to Retina/4k monitor recommendations, Mar 19, 2014

    Dell sells a 28-inch "4K" display for $700, it's got a 3840 x 2160 resolution. Pretty affordable, if you ask me, though if you need a 60hz refresh rate look elsewhere.

    0 points
  • Posted to 24 inch vs 27 inch External Display, Mar 18, 2014

    24" by itself is too small for me, but I used to swear by a dual-monitor setup with 2 x 24" Dell UltraSharp's, since the second one could swivel into portrait view more suitable for coding. I eventually found that:

    • Even with the right adapter the latency of the second display running off the USB 3.0 port of my MacBook Air was just not up to par.
    • It was a hassle managing two smaller monitors when I'd rather just have a bigger one to deal with, and my neck would hurt given my eyes constantly darting back and forth between the screens.

    Since switching to a 27" Thunderbolt display, I haven't missed my former setup at all. It's small enough that my eyes aren't easily fatigued, and big enough to dock all of my work windows before hitting diminishing returns on productivity.

    Flux also doesn't run well on multiple monitors, so it's a single 27" all the way for me.

    1 point
  • Posted to Why I love DN, Mar 17, 2014

    If you were on Hacker News when it was still in its infancy (read: good), it's pretty much what DN is now. Fingers crossed it doesn't change.

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