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Eric Ressler

Eric Ressler

Creative Director @ Design by Cosmic, Inc. Joined about 4 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Eric has invited Edgar Vargas, Matt Parcher, Andrew McBride, Quinn McLaughlin, Quinn McLaughlin

  • 5 stories
  • 44 comments
  • 20 upvotes
  • Posted to Site Design: Pigeon, Sep 29, 2015

    Please let this be real.

    13 points
  • Posted to Why we use Craft CMS, in reply to Ryan Snowden , Sep 02, 2015

    Hi Ryan, we have experienced all of the above, which is largely what gave us the motivation to write this article.

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: Artsy 2014, Jan 20, 2015

    This site had the potential to be really nice, but I just can't get past the awful scroll highjacking experience.

    5 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Who is hiring? (November 2014), Nov 01, 2014

    Cosmic is Hiring!

    We are looking for a UI Designer and a Frontend Developer. Work with an awesome team of designers, storytellers, and strategists. We are based in Santa Cruz, CA.

    Perks: - 4 day work week - 5 weeks paid vacation - 401k - Retina Macbook Pro + 27" Monitor - Located in a central downtown location

    We don't have job postings up yet, but hit us up at hello@designbycosmic.com.

    1 point
  • Posted to Real Hamburger menu , Oct 15, 2014

    And here I thought we were unique: http://designbycosmic.com

    1 point
  • Posted to Longform Content with Craft Matrix—A List Apart, in reply to Mitchell Knight , Jul 10, 2014

    Hi Mitchel,

    I run an agency that builds small and large marketing sites. We used to build most of our sites using WordPress. We've transitioned to building everything we used to build in WordPress in Craft and we'll never look back.

    WordPress can be great for simple blog-type sites, but as soon as you try to build anything beyond that you are fighting an uphill battle. At the end of the day WordPress is still a blogging platform at its core.

    If you try to do any types of complex relationships between data, WordPress starts to deteriorate pretty quickly.

    Craft is MVC, built on Yii, extremely extensible, uses TWIG for templating, built in custom fields, relationships, and lets you completely control your frontend code.

    I could go on, but I encourage you to look at Craft yourself and give it a chance. It's completely changed our business and improved our experience creating CMS sites.

    Cheers,

    Eric

    0 points
  • Posted to Instapaper redesigns, May 08, 2014

    As much as I love the minimalism, as someone who's never used Instapaper I found myself wanting to see the actual product in action.

    Does it improve the formatting of the articles you save like Readability or do the designs stay true to the source?

    Can I organize or group articles? Can I search or filter them?

    I'm all for value propositions, but I need to see features to in order for you to get my email address. Am I alone in this?

    2 points
  • Posted to Set Designs for Mad Men, in reply to Clay W , May 01, 2014

    You can find some decent stuff at flea markets, or online at https://furnishmevintage.com/ (although it can be pricey)

    1 point
  • Posted to Code Babes , Apr 25, 2014

    Also from the Philosophy page:

    We go fast, each lesson is a quicky, we’re pretty sure you won’t mind re-watching them :), pause it when it gets too fast, or.... ya know, FAP.

    Really?

    4 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Wordpress vs. Craft CMS, Apr 23, 2014

    Do it. You'll never turn back to Wordpress and you'll quickly realize how much it was slowing down your dev process.

    Craft is awesome and allows you to code your front-end the way that you want. Templating is super clean with Twig. It's a real CMS, not a bloated blogging platform.

    2 points
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