Simon Jaspers

Simon Jaspers

Interaction Designer Joined about 10 years ago Simon has invited Rens Jaspers

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  • Posted to Burying the URL, May 01, 2014

    Relevant response by Paul Irish:

    This is a new UI experiment that's deployed to a small fraction of users. We're looking at a few key metrics to see if this change is a net positive for Chrome users. (I imagine it may help defend against phishing). My personal opinion is that it's a very bad change and runs anti-thetical to Chrome's goals. I hope the data backs that up as well. But regardless, this change is far from shipping as the new default behavior and the reaction here will certainly have an impact on the feature's future. As mentioned, please feel free to disable it at chrome://flags/#origin-chip-in-omnibox

    1 point
  • Posted to "Creatives", in reply to Dirk HCM van Boxtel , Apr 15, 2014

    scroll to 17:27

    You know who was creative? My immigrant mother who raised three kids on an seamstresses salary. You haven't earned it.

    6 points
  • Posted to Feature Requests: Let's talk about Designer News., in reply to Ryan LeFevre , Jan 17, 2014

    Awesome. I didn't know (I guess I've never made a repost before). Got the idea from the repost. That one must've somehow ignored your notification.

    Sorry for suggesting an already implemented feature. I'll try to do my research a bit better next time!

    0 points
  • Posted to Feature Requests: Let's talk about Designer News., Jan 17, 2014

    You know what I'd like? If the new story page would notify people that their post might be a repost. Doesn't have to be fancy, just something like this:


    The code I used for the test in the screenshot is pretty simple. You can try it out using this snippet: (paste and run in your developer tools console at the submit page, and then fill out the form!)

    function checkExistingResultCount(event) { var searchString =, target = $(, log = $('#log-' +, log = log.length ? log : target.after('<div id="log-' + + '"></div>').next(), type ='#StoryTitle') ? 'post\'s title' : 'posted URL', searchableString = searchString.replace(/ /g, "+").replace("http://",""), query = "" + searchableString + "&commit=Search", printResultCount = function(html) { var resultString = $(html).find('.SearchResults').text(), resultCount = resultString ? Number(resultString.match(/\d+/)[0]) : 0; log.html("<p>We've found " + resultCount + " result" + (resultCount === 1 ? "" : "s") + " for " + searchString + " (check the <a href='" + query + "'>search page</a>).</p>") }; $.get(query, printResultCount); } $('#StoryTitle, #StoryUrl').on('blur', checkExistingResultCount);
    0 points
  • Posted to Change your Designer News’s avatar the “easy” way, in reply to Ryan Hicks , Jan 12, 2014

    Thanks for linking to my post, Ryan. Good to see people still remember that one.

    I haven't tested George's code, but I like the idea of linking to the external script file. And his approach is a bit more straight forward. I went with triggering fake clicks to switch between colors, whereas George just replaces the content of the <div class="Cell"></div> elements.

    1 point
  • Posted to The New About Page: List of badges + Guidelines, Jan 03, 2014

    I like how you didn't just create a dropdown badge selection menu but put some thought and smartness into the process!

    P.S.: The link at the 'Show DN' badge explanation is the same as the 'Discussion' one.

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: An easy way to create a Designer News avatar, in reply to Surjith S M , Dec 02, 2013

    I haven't any colors available in my profile, so I wasn't really able to test that. Maybe, some day, when I've obtained some of those fancy colors, I'll update the tool and incorporate those.

    Sorry about the late reply and I'm glad to hear I didn't accidentally ruin your avatar.

    P.S. If you're only using black and white, there's no need to clear the old one.

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: An easy way to create a Designer News avatar, in reply to Javin Ladish , Nov 19, 2013


    I've noticed some delays in the avatar updates as well. I guess it's a combination of the server having to process the form input and some caching on the client side. Sometimes a hard refresh will help.

    1 point
  • Posted to Show DN: An easy way to create a Designer News avatar, in reply to Tommy Sadler , Nov 19, 2013

    Hi Tommy,

    No worries, my explanation wasn't that clear so it's understandable you need some more help.

    You can paste the code in your browser's Developer tools which can be opened by pressing CMD+ALT+i on a Mac or CTRL + SHIFT + i on Windows. The console tab has a text input in which you can paste the code.

    Hope that helps.

    2 points
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