Mike Busby

Mike Busby

Toronto Product Designer & Developer Joined over 10 years ago via an invitation from Cat N.

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  • Posted to What's the best external monitor for MacBook Pro?, Dec 05, 2019

    I have two LG 5k's. They are pretty much the only option. if you want non scaled content with a resolution above 1920x1080. I had two 4k's and couldn't handle the small resolution. I also don't want to look at blurry lines all day.

    Bonus, they work well for gaming too! I have an Intel based gaming PC with a 2080ti and thunderbolt output on the motherboard so it works with the LG 5k

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  • Posted to Blocs 3 - New Visual Web Design Tool, in reply to Mikael Staer , Nov 23, 2018

    Of course its only easy for people who know, like everything in the world. My point is that it isn't hard to learn anymore, with flexbox and CSS grid you can build these layouts so quickly.

    You still need to have the time to learn how these tools work. May as well spend that learning to code it.

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  • Posted to Blocs 3 - New Visual Web Design Tool, Nov 23, 2018

    Given how easy it is to build marketing page layouts in HTML & CSS now a days I'm surprised we're seeing so many of these tools. May as well just learn how to code them by hand.

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  • Posted to Redditors design worst volume sliders possible, Jun 09, 2017

    This is actually a really interesting creative exercise.

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  • Posted to MacBook pro Raedon Pro 460, in reply to Jon Myers , Jun 05, 2017

    Good to know this is happening to others and not just me, at first it was driving me mad, I have the 2016 machine with the 460 (maybe that's important, maybe not). and two thunderbolt displays that are daisy-chained.

    But the solution I have found is when I unplug the displays I first have to put the computer to sleep, otherwise, it'll often freeze when I go to open the lid.

    Keyboard and mouse are buggy sometimes too, a restart is the only thing that fixes it.

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  • Posted to [FIXED] DesignerNews.co font change - anyone else seeing this? (caused by missing font resource from typography.com), in reply to Brad Siefert , May 30, 2017

    Keep in mind that's not a system font on Windows.

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  • Posted to How I launched a site straight from Sketch in one weekend., May 09, 2017

    I do have to say there is one valid reason for this: prototyping, as people have mentioned. However, why use web code for a prototype that has no hope of being production ready? May as well build in a different medium.

    This is for sure not capable of production use. It would be of far better use for you to learn how to build this by hand. I can assure you it won't take you long to learn, this could be built in 3-4 hours max.

    I see you mention you would bring in developers to create a database driven version, This would be very hard to create from a database because instead of just looping out data using JS, PHP etc you would have to loop out data, and then calculate all the position pixels. IMO if a developer saw this they would just create it from scratch again, it would be quicker and less of a headache.

    I don't mean to offend. But I strongly believe tools like this shouldn't exist. It's a step backward, not forward.

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  • Posted to How I launched a site straight from Sketch in one weekend., May 08, 2017

    The generated code here is awful. Absolutely positioned everything. That's not how you build a website.

    IMO, these code generator plugins/software really need to focus on something else. It's not possible to generate code for a site of moderate complexity. This plugin is particularly useless as it can't even generate your site, which is about as basic as it can get.

    I know you say it "works for you" But I bet it won't work well cross browser. Not good for users. It's impossible to make this site responsive and would be a nightmare to edit or maintain.

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  • Posted to Show Me Your Business Card, Jan 09, 2017


    More on my profile as well

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  • Posted to Any designers using 12" Macbook?, Dec 27, 2016

    I have the original 12" MB from 2015. I've tried to work on it, writing code on it is fine, although uncomfortable unless on a desk due to the palm rest size. It's not powerful enough to run design tools properly IMO.

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