Pendar Yousefi

Pendar Yousefi

UX Manager at Google Joined almost 11 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Pendar has invited Paul Farnell, Shahin Edalati, eddie cianci, Justine Jordan, Anya Kogan and 1 other

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Favorite newsletter subscriptions?, Feb 27, 2015

    I love the the Litmus newsletters. Even though I'm no longer involved in email marketing I subscribe for the pure aesthetic pleasure of it.

    3 points
  • Posted to Save webdesign inspiration, Oct 24, 2014


    1 point
  • Posted to Is responsive height the new frontier of design?, Aug 30, 2014

    Didn't MySpace start this trend over a year ago with their new design?

    2 points
  • Posted to ASK DN: What's the best way to invoice a client?, Aug 11, 2014

    When I used to freelance, I got along fine accepting checks, and was pretty happy using Billings for invoicing:

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: The SSDoubleD, Jul 24, 2014

    Great example of using reveal.js to its full potential. Lovely.

    3 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Do you use SVG for your icons?, Jul 22, 2014

    I think SVGs work fine if you know you will always use your icons at a size that is not very small (e.g. bigger than 24x24).

    If you are using icons at smaller sizes (e.g. 16x16), and are obsessed about how sharp they look on normal and high-res screens, then I really think going with PNGs is still a better option. That's because that way you have control over every pixel.

    Here's a classic example: let's say there's small circle in the middle of your icon, and you have to use the icon at 12 x 12. You'll get a much sharper-looking circle at that size by using hexagon shape rather than an actual circle: There are all sorts of other 'hacks' that you do when working at small sizes to make your icons appear sharp.

    You can't use any of those hacks if you are going to use a one-size-fits-all SVG, and simply scaling it down to 12x12.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Where would you rather work, in a small or big company?, Jul 17, 2014

    I worked for several small startups (max. twenty people) for a few years, before moving to a large company (tens of thousands). I went from being the only designer in the company, to one of twenty+ designers on a single product team.

    Some of the things you potentially give up are: influence, speed at which you see your work launched, and pace at which you learn new things.

    Some of the things you potentially gain are: getting to focus on -and potentially specialize in- a single area, learning how to work within large teams, and having more resources to draw upon.

    It's a hard choice. You can have a lot of fun working at a startup, and produce a greater body of work for the same time you'd spend in a large company. You'll also enjoy more influence, that could potentially have a significant impact on your overall work satisfaction.

    On the other hand, there are some things - specially people skills - that you can only learn by working for a larger company. Also if the company is one that is well-known, you will notice a difference in how you are regarded by outsiders. This is perhaps a sad thing about human nature - because YOU know that your skills haven't changed - but simply being associated with a big company can make you more visible and more highly regarded.

    5 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What project management software do you use for freelance?, in reply to Christoph O , Jan 27, 2014

    I still like it because of its simplicity. It may sound stupid but perhaps the biggest use for me is the ability to carry out discussions via email, while being able to go back to the thread on basecamp and view the discussion in isolation from your regular email inbox noise.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: My new website. Feedback appreciated!, Jan 14, 2014

    lovely animations. Also how you can change the colors on your blog is pretty neat. Although I didn't get the colored squares on the top left when you are inside a post.

    0 points
  • Posted to Rethink the airline boarding pass, Jan 11, 2014

    Really well thought out. One thing I'm personally always paranoid about when I put boarding pass or other papers inside my passport, is if they accidentally slip and fall out. So, taking a leaf from this design, perhaps if the folded part of the boarding pass could come over and on top of the passport, acting as a hook and preventing the boarding pass to fall out.

    1 point
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