Dale-Anthony Williams

Dale-Anthony Williams

UI Designer at BaseKit Joined about 10 years ago Dale-Anthony has invited David Darnes

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  • Posted to Design Vault - cross-platform UI/UX pattern library, Jan 18, 2021

    Hey DN!

    Design Vault is a project I’ve been working on for a while, it’s a collection of UI/UX patterns & design inspiration from real products.

    There are of course many other similar pattern libraries that already exist, but in my experience, I’ve found they all have the same problem – they focus exclusively on mobile.

    It’s common knowledge that people interact with mobile far more than any other device, but interfaces span beyond just mobile – and with different screen sizes and input methods come different interaction types. So where possible, as well as capturing shots from mobile I’m trying to index patterns from websites, web-apps, and other device types.

    Websites like Dribbble are a good source of inspiration but are often all style and no substance. Shots are created for likes and don’t solve real user experience issues. Design Vault only indexes shots from real, live products.

    You can browse screenshots by app, or pattern. I’ve also included some filtering mechanisms so you can quickly find specific types of UI patterns.

    Right now I’m focussed on adding as much content as I can to the library, once it’s a little more populated I’ll shift to adding new content weekly alongside developing some new features including videos of user flows.

    This is just the beginning of what I hope will become a useful tool for Designers, Developers and Product Managers.

    I’d love to hear your feedback and ideas!

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  • Posted to Site Design: Oak Studios, Jul 07, 2016

    Very nice. Does anyone know how to create a similar looking text effect to the one they're using on the updates?

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  • Posted to Nearly Invisible Case for Your New iPhone 6S, in reply to Gabriele Cirulli , Sep 28, 2015

    I've had one of these on my phone for a year now, it's awesome... you don't even notice it's there.

    Not as grippy as the silicone cases, but not slippery either.

    The one gripe I have is that after a few months of use the area around the volume button seems to warp, but the customer service is great and they offered a replacement case both times.

    For those of you in the UK it might be worth checking out Vesper cases if you want to save on shipping costs, these look almost identical (although I haven't used one myself): http://vespercase.co.uk/

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  • Posted to .design top-level domain launched today!, May 14, 2015

    Caved and bought does.design just so I could have dale.does.design >.<

    I couldn't resist.

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  • Posted to Retale - Retail in Real-time, Jun 19, 2014

    I always find infographics like this interesting. A shame about the bottom right though.

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  • Posted to What is your default browser?, Jun 07, 2014

    Right now Chrome, but I may give Safari a good chance when Yosemite is released.

    Chrome is a great browser but they're forcing Google Now a bit too much for my liking. I seem to have to find a way to disable it again with every new update.

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  • Posted to Ditch Bootstrap, in reply to Zach Reed , Jun 06, 2014

    Maybe I should have titled the post Ditching Bootstrap, rather than Ditch Bootstrap. This is an approach I've found useful and wanted to share with people as a suggestion, I'm not claiming this is the only way things should work. Just because you don't agree with my points I don't think it means the post is 'link-bait'.

    In my experience developers often mindlessly setup bootstrap as a quick way for them to get started on a project, and then having committed to using it it becomes a big obstacle later down the line.

    So many times I've heard things along the lines of "Sorry, I can't implement X/Y in this way because bootstrap JS expects it to work like this...". If I designed something to work a certain way, I did it for a reason. I know that I'm not limited to using what's been bundled with Bootstrap, but most of the time I don't get much say.

    The approach I've suggested is one that was thought through with designers and developers from the beginning and has resulted in better communication, understanding and seems much more flexible and manageable for both teams.

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  • Posted to Ditch Bootstrap, in reply to Jack Bach , Jun 06, 2014

    I do agree, I'm not saying that this is a process that everyone should use, simply that there are better options (in most cases).

    I'd say that for large products where a fairly good design and development team exists it makes more sense to use an approach which doesn't involve a heavy framework like Bootstrap, it's easier to build one tailored to the product, something that can evolve and grow over time.

    I guess that with some smaller websites where budget and time are restricted Bootstrap can be a sensible option :)

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  • Posted to Have only one DN thread on WWDC?, in reply to Armand Grillet , Jun 02, 2014

    Yeah, a discussion for each subject I think is acceptable, and maybe also a general one for the event. It's fairly quiet right now but when the event kicks off I imagine a lot of the same links and discussions are going to be added.

    I think a 'post group' / category would be a good post type addition to DN, or maybe even something like a live discussion (that's within DN and doesn't require Slack, IRC, etc) for events like this.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Link to your Twitter?, May 29, 2014

    I'm http://twitter.com/daleanthony :)

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