Bart S

UX/UI Designer Joined about 1 year ago

  • 2 stories
  • 42 comments
  • 12 upvotes
  • Posted to Why do you think this community has died?, May 22, 2019

    If there's other sites I'd love to know about them. It's definitely not a DN-specific issue even though the downvotes, absurd self promotion and spam has contributed to it. I can't really name a single place where I'd go to get my design news and have conversations regarding design related topics. There's a few subreddits here and there but nothing as active as for example developers are.There's webdev/frontend subreddits with 300k+ members.. Hackernews is active as hell as wel.

    I sorta have the feeling that I'm missing out by not being on Spectrum, not being in any Slack chats or by deleting my Twitter 5 years ago.

    0 points
  • Posted to Designer News Subreddit, May 06, 2019

    Bummed to see this happen but at the same time, for now, the content on the Subreddit looks good. It really felt like this was a long time coming. I've lurked here for 3-4 years, been posting for maybe a little over a year. I don't know how many times I reported spam posts but it was getting ridiculous. The top content most of the times is absolutely shit and feels heavily as if the company behind the post just got a few of their employees to bump it up.

    I really like the community that DN used to be. I feel there's more then enough of that stuff for dedicated programmers, such as HN, but it's kinda missing for designers. At least if you don't want to join hard-to-keep-up Slack's/Discords/Spectrum-whatever chats.

    0 points
  • Posted to Rollie – Spending Tracker, in reply to Mike A. , Apr 25, 2019

    PSD2 is far from what everyone seems to think it is. As of yet. Maybe it will make sure spending trackers and open banking apps will be more useful in the future though. I can't name a single app that allows me to connect to my bank similar to Rollie (in The Netherlands) and I work in fintech. The only bank that differs from this is Bunq but afaik even they don't have a API that's able to fetch all your spendings from your account. Some banks have their own stuff such as 'Grip' which is backed by ABN Amro but that's not a standalone app.

    0 points
  • Posted to Rollie – Spending Tracker, in reply to Mauricio Paim , Apr 17, 2019

    As far as I know there's barely any banks in Europe that have public API's that give this data or are willing to work together with external companies. I think there's some in Germany and I believe in France aswel, but in general a lot of banks over here are really hesitant.

    2 points
  • Posted to Sketch, maker of popular design tool, just landed $20 million in funding, in reply to Steven Cavins , Mar 14, 2019

    I'm not sure, do they mean a full web-based Sketch with this? If so I'd be stoked but I would expect this to be the biggest news from the entire article. My current place forces me to use Win10, which admittetly isn't as horrible as I originally expected, but I still miss Sketch (and other Mac tools & tricks, but Sketch is a nice start). Figma is good but also isn't as intuitive as I originally thought it was.

    0 points
  • Posted to 14 Best Blogs To Increase Your Skill In the World of Programming, Feb 13, 2019

    Same thing as yesterdays post about CSS frameworks or whatever that was about. How does a simple list article get this amount of upvotes this quick? Same account, same shit type of article. Someone's upvoting with multiple accounts.

    4 points
  • Posted to New User Flows and Journey Maps tool w sketch integration, Feb 12, 2019

    I think you mean https://overflow.io/?

    3 points
  • Posted to Top 18 Free CSS3 Resources To Build Fast Lightweight Websites, Feb 12, 2019

    Why does this even have a bunch of upvotes, this is just a outdated and useless list article without even linking to the examples given.

    0 points
  • Posted to Does anyone here actually use UI kits?, in reply to Mike A. , Feb 08, 2019

    I'm not trying to downplay his product in any way, I actually used UX Power Tools a long time ago myself and I liked it. Hell if I think of UI kits, UX Power Tools is one of the first that comes to mind since I've seen it everywhere for quite a long time already. But if I'm looking for genuine opinions on why I would use something, I wouldn't be interested in hearing a creator of that something praise his product to me. Of course he's going to tell me it's awesome and the best and it improves his workflow in every single way possible. Why wouldn't he?

    If I'm asking 'why would I watch TV on a TV screen and not on my phone?' and Philips would respond 'well we've watched countless of hours of TV on our TV's and it's been awesome looking at our HD 4k screens because they're the best' it wouldn't make sense to me either.

    I do have to mention that the big self promotion link has been edit and toned down aswel since I posted my comment.

    2 points
  • Posted to Does anyone here actually use UI kits?, in reply to Jon Moore , Feb 08, 2019

    It's downvoted because half of your post is self promotion. You even put extra attention on the link to your product by making it bigger and bold.

    -3 points
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