James Lane

James Lane

Community Staff United Kingdom UI Designer [Moderator] Joined about 5 years ago

  • 24 stories
  • Posted to Google - UX Playbook for Retail - Collection of best practices to delight your users, Apr 10, 2019

    Just looking at this again, I think a lot of it is just personal preference.

    Also this: "After looking at several hundred retail sites, we realized that there were certain universal UX elements that helped create a frictionless shopping experience" - shows that they have just looked at what everyone else does, not what they think is best practice.

    0 points
  • Posted to ASK DN: What do you think of my first enterprise identity design?, Feb 14, 2019

    I also read 'IEELVAR'. How would it look in black and white? Could you make out the logo still?

    I think the backwards 'K' works great as a monogram, but maybe not in the word as it is. E.g.

    Keelvar Test

    (Obviously easing and spacing would need to be looked at, was just testing the monogram theory)

    To echo what others have said, it's a great first effort!

    1 point
  • Posted to Can I write “Creative Director” on a student résumé / CV?, in reply to Derek Bodily , Feb 11, 2019

    Why can't you be a creative director as a student?

    -1 points
  • Posted to Can I write “Creative Director” on a student résumé / CV?, Feb 08, 2019

    The worst that can happen is someone asks how/where/when you were a creative director, then you explain what you've said here and see what their take on it is.

    I think at least having it on your CV may get you to interviews.

    3 points
  • Posted to Can online courses compete with university?, Jan 23, 2019

    I'd say no, they can't. However, I would say experience can!

    I personally feel that I've learnt loads more in work and doing work than I ever did at university. University is one of those myths whereby people say you will be better off at the end of it, but it's simply not true.

    1 point
  • Posted to Breakpoints in Sketch, in reply to Jeremy O'Meara , Jan 23, 2019

    See above Jeremy

    2 points
  • Posted to Poster "wet" effect. How to make?, Jan 21, 2019

    You get the texture from somewhere on the internet then use Photoshop to overlay your design.

    1 point
  • Posted to Breakpoints in Sketch, in reply to twinseN . , Jan 18, 2019

    That's really not the point. I know I could do that, disposable email addresses have been around for ages, more just the point that GDPR is there for a reason.

    9 points
  • Posted to Breakpoints in Sketch, in reply to Kip Holcomb , Jan 18, 2019

    The issue is that email consent shouldn't be required for a service, nothing to do with the positive opt-in.

    So yes, you can be asked to enter your email address, that's fine to receive a download link. But you can't have it so that you MUST sign up to receive email newsletters to use a service.

    To get round it is very simple, you just allow users to be able to click the download button after entering an email address. The checkbox is irrelevant: if a user checks it, fine, send them promo emails. If a user doesn't check it, that's also fine, send them the download link via email.

    4 points
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