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Brandon Zell

Brandon Zell

Web/UI Designer Joined over 5 years ago

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  • Posted to My complete toolkit for design and productivity , Nov 15, 2019

    Thanks for sharing! Always interesting to see what apps/plugins/services/tools other designers are using.

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  • Posted to Any thoughts on UI & UX of a Password Generator App? Made by freshman designer, Nov 01, 2019

    This is an interesting idea. I use 1Password, so when I do need to create a password I need to remember, I use their generator to make a password with 3-4 words separated by spaces, periods, dashes, etc. So that's where I'm coming from with these comments:

    1) The layout feels too big. Not compressed enough. Once I've generated the password, the page is long enough to scroll (on a 27" iMac). Step 2 has four options, but the layout is 3 columns, so one option wraps. Also, the description in each option is long enough that it wraps. It doesn't feel easy to scan quickly.

    2) Maybe this is dumb, but I'd rather not have to remember the compliance and color I hate the most. I'd prefer something more positive in my password.

    3) It'd be better if step 3 was visible, and you could see where the passwords were going to generate, or they could auto generate as you set the preferences/settings (you could still have a "refresh" "generate" button to get variations. Without having the "step 3" visible, I wasn't really sure what to expect when I clicked the button. Didn't know if new lines would be inserted above the button, or if there would be a pop-up, or if I would be taken to a new page.

    4) After you've generated passwords and might generate more, it feels weird to have the "Generate Password" button in-between step 2 and 3. If you started with step 3 being visible, and the layout was condensed, I would try putting the button below step 3 to fix the hierarchy or completeness of the generator.

    5) The resulting three options were around 45 characters long, and my answers in step 1 were all very short (four characters or less). I'd like an option to limit the password length to around 30 or something.

    Like I said, I use 1Password, so 99% of the time I don't have to remember the password. When I do need to remember, I just use the multiple random words generator and either keep clicking the refresh arrow icon until I like the words, or I customize it by typing the words I want. It's nice that their generated password is still editable text, so I can change it to be what I need.

    The logo is fun, and the typography is nice. I think the layout and maybe colors still need some work, but this might be a useful tool for some people. It's a neat idea.

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  • Posted to Which email service do you use ?, in reply to T. F. , Oct 23, 2019

    I'm using https://mxroute.com/. Really good support.

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  • Posted to The Freelance Life, Oct 16, 2019

    Really nicely done. Content is excellent and I loved the design.

    1 point
  • Posted to Results! 200+ Freelance Designer Pricing Survey, in reply to Art Vandelay , Aug 05, 2019

    Most of what you're saying here is that there is good reason to believe the data from this survey might be inaccurate. What I'm really interested in is what makes you sure Folyo's survey is inaccurate. Kind of sounds like you're saying that from your personal experience plus maybe the people you know, but that's an even smaller sample size than 200. And as the survey shows, some people are charging higher prices, just not everyone. How do you know where your prices land in terms of what an average freelancer charges?

    Is there a larger/better survey about freelancer pricing that gives you confidence Folyo's is inaccurate? If you could link to it, I'd be interested in checking it out.

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  • Posted to Results! 200+ Freelance Designer Pricing Survey, in reply to Art Vandelay , Aug 02, 2019

    What makes you say this is inaccurate? Are you talking about your personally experience or have you seen different data from a larger survey?

    2 points
  • Posted to Welly - First aid products, in reply to Stuart McCoy , Jul 05, 2019

    Works in Safari for me.

    1 point
  • Posted to Firefox: The Evolution Of A Brand, in reply to Chris Johnston , Jun 13, 2019

    Probably referring to Mozilla's last re-brand:

    Round 1

    Round 2

    Final

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  • Posted to The State of CSS 2019, Jun 13, 2019

    The graph of "satisfaction vs usage" under Technologies is quite insightful. Looks like we can all agree that SASS is awesome. haha

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  • Posted to SuperSearch by FontBase — Find Fonts by Optical Properties: Contrast, X-Height, Weight and More!, Jun 11, 2019

    This is amazing! How is this not getting more response from designers? (Is this a duplicate post? I tried searching DN to see, but search is broke so...)

    Love that they're showing an actual distribution graph instead of a generic slider! And that it works with any font!

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