Greg Bowen

Greg Bowen

Gamer, VR, IndeiDev, Web Developer Joined over 8 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • Posted to Netflix unveils Netflix Sans, a new custom typeface developed with Dalton Maag, Mar 21, 2018

    When you want everything to say 'branded by Netflix.'

    0 points
  • Posted to Has Apple Lost Its Design Mojo?, Jan 04, 2018

    My 2016 Macbook Pro is a piece of crap. The paint started wearing off the keys and screen cracked around the hinge and I treat it like it is fine China. I have the best Apple Care money can buy and it cost me ~$500 to fix. The tolerances on this machine are so tight, that the keys leave impressions on the screen, which obviously precludes using any keyboard stickers to help protect it.

    My 2008 MacBook Pro lasted close to a decade, still looks like it is right from the showroom floor.

    So by design, if you are asking if they have caught the imagination of would-be YouTube and Twitch celebrities that clamor for champagne colored devices, they are doing just fine.

    If you are talking about professional products for designers and developers, they need to a better job.

    I am team Android for now, got an Essential phone for 1/4 the price of the iPhone X - No Oled, but I love it anyway. It is rugged, it is not bulbous and round, it makes me happy and Apple is currently pissing me off.

    The reality is that companies like Google and Facebook have a revenue model that ensures larger and larger market shares. Apple sells mostly hardware and are reaching saturation - makes sense, I guess that there only path forward is planned obsolescence. And to be fair, my other laptop options are pretty lame,.

    10 points
  • Posted to What are your thoughts on Kickstarter's revamp?, Nov 23, 2017

    Their logo sucks?

    0 points
  • Posted to Yes, That Web Project Should Be a Progressive Web App, Sep 01, 2017

    This sounds like implementing this would lead to some pretty significant development overhead. If you are tasked with building a brochure website for a small business, are there still advantages to this?

    2 points
  • Posted to The New YouTube Logo, Aug 29, 2017

    I like it. I never loved their brand, however. Tube is not the prettiest word and like so many other modern efforts, screams 'cooked up in a garage'

    2 points
  • Posted to Are notifications a dark pattern?, Jul 26, 2017

    signing you up automatically for them is.

    1 point
  • Posted to How do you handle NDAs while still trying to maintain a well-rounded portfolio? , Jul 25, 2017

    Most NDAs protect IP that is not known to the public, so if it is a website, I think that is OK. I have also had good luck asking employers to share work that is not ready for public release in private emails to drum up work.

    As an aside, I won't sign NDAs that do not have a term, usually two years.

    0 points
  • Posted to Fee, Free or Flee?, Jul 01, 2017

    I worked free for friends, and regretted it. Other than that, I have asked for market rate, or worked on my own projects, pushing boundaries, bending rules, going deep with code and focusing on high concept show pieces and did pretty good. I would do pro-bono work for non-profits if they are doing good work.

    1 point
  • Posted to Redditors design worst volume sliders possible, Jun 08, 2017

    Can't lie - the second one is awesome.

    1 point
  • Posted to Sponsor: Toptal — Hire Top Designers Faster, Oct 13, 2016

    I didn't have a good experience with these people. I didn't feel that their testing process reflected my skills well at all, and they completely ignored my other work experience. We look for people that are good problem solvers, have well rounded backgrounds and those that are eager to learn.

    So, yes. Expect tests.

    3 points
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