Scott Gamble

Toronto, Ontario Canada Designer / Developer Joined over 2 years ago

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  • Posted to Font size naming convention, in reply to Ed P , Nov 21, 2019

    I almost always use this method. i set my main font size as either m or main. and then every size up or down from there is l or s with the number of steps being the number of x's before the size denotation. The system is usually also some sort of modular scale, and I never want to actually think about what the next size up is.

    What's great about this, is if I want to add a new size above or below what I already have, it's got a SUPER intuitive naming convention, and often the scaling system dictates what that number should be.

    I therefore end up with a chain of classes/scss variables along the lines of:

    font-xxs => font-xs => font-s => font-m => font-l => font-xl => font-xxl

    I've translated this to spacing, color tints and shades, content widths, you name it. It works like a dream, and it's really easy to use in conversation between designers and developers.

    Additionally, I tie these sizes to semantic names. So h1-h6 will run through the chain of sizes, with body copy and p tags and h4's usually using the main value.

    1 point
  • Posted to Twitch Redesign, Sep 30, 2019

    As someone who frequents Twitch this looks like a nice update. It's not over the top, it's not throwing out the core structure, it's just a facelift. Everything still feels familiar from a user perspective which is pretty key.

    The "blandness" comment is misplaced: this site is a platform for other people to inject their own personality. Pulling back on their own brand is super smart, it's what YouTube and Instagram do really well and what Twitter does pretty poorly. They made it pretty clear that this redesign was focused on bringing their streamers forward.

    And why do designers want to do this? Staying fresh and on-trend is sort of a key component of staying relevant. It's a designer's job to be constantly critical of their work, so after some time they're bound to have a buildup of changes.

    0 points
  • Posted to What's the story behind your portfolio/personal logo?, Aug 13, 2019

    I have been using the handle threesided for a really long time, and I liked skulls. I wanted something emblematic that combined those two features and landed on this. This was the 2nd version and I've used it for the last 5-6 years probably. I tried updating it, but nothing has topped this one for me!

    Threesidedpolygon Logo

    3 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Threesided Creative site redesign, in reply to James Young , Apr 02, 2019

    Thanks for saying that! Avoiding being overwhelming and cheap was definitely the trickiest line to tread. At one point I had animations on all the blobs, and while fun, it was SO over the top.

    1 point
  • Posted to Show DN: Threesided Creative site redesign, Apr 01, 2019

    Hey everyone! I've been hard at work getting this design together and I feel pretty dang proud of it! It's got a lot of quirk and character, something we really wanted to emphasize about our brand.

    We're actively looking for new clients, so if quirky is what you need, we have it in spades. :D

    1 point
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