James Young

Creative Director @Offroadcode Joined almost 10 years ago via an invitation from Thierry B. James has invited Ian Stapleton

  • 22 stories
  • Posted to Meet the all-new typography.com., May 21, 2019

    I guess this will have been user tested a lot and that I evidently browse for fonts in a different way but there's a couple of things I like to do when browsing for new stuff.

    1. Enter my own block of text and apply it to all the fonts so I can get a feel for how my own website content would look rather than a wordy description of each font and weight.

    2. I'd like to view just one font weight in a family at the initial scanning phase as the visual noise of some families that have several weights means I'm having to scroll past lots of stuff I don't want and it make comparing very difficult when your screen is full of a single family.

    3. It would also be nice to set a slightly smaller minimum font size on the selector too

    On the font selection page, I really like the view when you click to select the ones you want and it shows you the styles included in your purchase. That's really nicely done.

    1 point
  • Posted to Polypane: a browser for designers and developers, in reply to Frédéric Audet , May 15, 2019

    Surely you factor the cost of the various tools of your trade into your rate though?

    0 points
  • Posted to Why We're Craft CMS Developers, in reply to Ken Em , Apr 26, 2019

    It's certainly an advertorial type post promoting the agency but in fairness I thought it was a pretty good overview of a CMS I've never used or considered before.

    4 points
  • Posted to 1 week into my new job and I'm thinking about quitting., Apr 11, 2019

    You're not horrible but a week really isn't much time to give anyone a chance especially if you've knowingly jumped from a throw shit out the door as quickly as possible and see if it works culture to a more "considered" slower paced approach and feels a little unfair on the company who've taken a chance on hiring you.

    If you're willing to hang around and perhaps try to bring some of your ideas or process improvements to the table then if it were my company I'd prefer you just went asap and I could get someone who was a better fit and no hard feelings as the hiring process doesn't seem to have flagged that you might not be right for the workflow/process of the new place.

    3 points
  • Posted to 1 week into my new job and I'm thinking about quitting., in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Apr 11, 2019

    If it takes a year to hand over your work, something is very very wrong with how you're operating.

    24 points
  • Posted to Ongoing debate over new Figma UI, Apr 09, 2019

    I suspect I'll get used to it with continued use but I have to admit my first impressions on all the borders around inputs/elements wasn't that positive and it made it harder to quickly jump to different areas to perform simple tasks.

    Without any sort of borders, everything is very low contrast.

    1 point
  • Posted to Figma website templates. Web design kit to double a landing page conversion, Apr 08, 2019

    How would my $86 purchase double conversion rates? Your advert is not clear on this.

    0 points
  • Posted to New design for Dogstudio site, in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Apr 05, 2019

    I know what you mean, it's hard to come up with an introductory line on a homepage that doesn't bore someone I guess. We've been through the same cycle and done the "we give a shit", "we're xyz", "we get results" etc and none of them quite strike home as 100% original but i suppose it's hard to break down what's not an uncommon service (design/dev) into something so mind-blowingly unique nobody's seen it before and aren't bored and that makes an impact :)

    0 points
  • Posted to New design for Dogstudio site, in reply to Thomas Michael Semmler , Apr 04, 2019

    Their case studies / portfolio looked impressive to me. What did you think was cookie cutter?

    0 points
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