Jonathan Engstrom

Jonathan Engstrom

UX Lead at The One Off Joined over 6 years ago

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  • Posted to CounselDrive stole Stripe's Website, May 18, 2017

    Pretty sure this is some massive spoof.

    The twitter account follows 2 people (Trump and Stripe) and all 40 tweets are retweets of Stripe directly or people telling them they've ripped it off - they've just replaced all mentions of @Stripe with @CounselDrive and visa versa.

    1 point
  • Posted to How do you bill for site maintenance?, Dec 12, 2016

    We work in two ways, and leave the client to choose which billing method we use:

    • The first option is hourly, where we collect all the hours spent and bill the client at then of each calendar month. Client's who take this option are usually more tech-savvy and capable of managing their site on a day-to-day (some with an in-house web or IT team, others that just know their shit).
    • The second is by way of a maintenance contract, where we agree a singular monthly cost based on the level of service they think they need. That runs for 6 months, before we review the cost and (usually) the client signs up again. This is usually for clients that are less comfortable with running a website/CMS.

    PS. It's worth mentioning that we're a smallish design agency, and our clients range from local businesses with just a few employees, to multi-nationals with large numbers of employees and technical resources.

    PPS. When I worked freelance, I billed everything that wasn't fixed cost in batches of 10 hours. That worked great too.

    0 points
  • Posted to Anonymous Hamburger Society, in reply to Zoltán Hosszú , Dec 08, 2016

    This. Exactly this.

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  • Posted to Can We Put the 16GB “Pro” Myth to Rest?, Nov 09, 2016

    Completely agree. It's not about spec anymore at least not for design/dev. There's one reason that mac are (and will be for a good while) leaders in the creative industry, and thats the connectivity - switch all your tech on and it just works. In truth professionals care only about uptime.

    0 points
  • Posted to Sass Mixins For Your Next Project, Oct 06, 2016

    You should take a look at implementing Autoprefixer into your workflow. Doesn't matter if you're compiling using grunt/gulp or a GUI like Codekit, it's simple to set up and would render 4/6 of these unnecessary.

    4 points
  • Posted to Nicholas Windsor Howard - The Apple Goes Mushy Part II, Jul 29, 2016

    Having read both articles I understand where you are coming from, however I don't entirely agree.

    People know how to deal with a desktop intuitively. If you walk into an office, there are papers on the desk. [...]

    When Steve Jobs made comments like this that was exactly true. Circa 1984 business was (for the most part) conducted on paper, and home computing was a rarity.

    Today though, that's not the case. The whole world (almost) is familiar with computing, so less visual cues are required. Your notes about the reduction in contrast for various UI elements of OS X in recent years are valid, however Apple build all these accessibility options right into the OS, and contrast settings a staple of that offering.

    I think, just like it does with it's physical products, Apple is striving to improve the aesthetic of it UI and is very successfully doing so. Given the option to turn the interface of El Capitan back to the Snow Leopard days I certainly wouldn't make the change.

    1 point
  • Posted to Show DN: Great Barrier Reef Foundation Website, Jul 26, 2016

    Nicely done :) I'm not generally a fan of bug fixing comments but Safari overscroll feature plays havoc with the newsletter pop-up!

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Product research process, Jun 27, 2016

    I think this question assumes a linear process. I often flick between research, mockups and more hi-fi designs as the project requires it. No matter how much research you do, some ideas need more than research to be proven/disproven.

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: Photon Robot, Jun 06, 2016

    The robot looks awesome - the page load animation is kinda distracting though!

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