Nick M

Nick M

Product Design Director Joined about 10 years ago Nick has invited Sarah Kahn

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  • Posted to How much RAM do we need for design?, Nov 16, 2019

    As long as design tool creators are going to be poor at garbage collection and optimizing RAM usage, as much as you can get your hands on. It will get even worse with tools like Framer X because expecting a designer to write code that cleans up after itself is kind of having a laugh.

    1 point
  • Posted to Any designers using Framer X? Why or why not?, Jun 20, 2019

    I have a license and have been revisiting it every few months since the initial Alphas, but it is too development-centric to use daily IMO. I had to learn React and TypeScript in order to be able to use it effectively. When using it, I've spent more time creating components and checking functionality than I did designing. It's frustrating to build out a component to a high level of functionality to then find out it's incompatible with your own react-based applications, as well.

    I would say that if you're interested in tools like this and are building for mobile devices, your time is better spent on learning tooling like Expo. At least that way you're building something that can be shipped, vs something that will be thrown away.

    1 point
  • Posted to Backup Sketch settings and plugins?, Jun 07, 2019

    I wonder if you could do something like this with Dropbox and symlinks.

    1 point
  • Posted to Why do you think this community has died?, in reply to Dan G , May 23, 2019

    I think there's a lot going on in this conversation, and I think you both have extremely valid points to make.

    One of the first things I'd point out is that Greg is right that calling someone an 'idiot' without qualifying why you believe they are an idiot should be considered out of bounds. Just because you disagree with someone doesn't make them an idiot. Show your work.

    However, I agree wholeheartedly with the incredulity Cristian applies to "visible" designers like Helen Tran and Tobias van Schneider. If you want to be considered a leader, put up or shut up. Again, show your work. Neither one of them do that, and that is a wholly valid critique. My personal, singular, interaction with HT was one where she came off supremely rude to me - ironically, she was defending an Eli Schiff screed about critique of design styles. I don't think she's an idiot because we disagreed on something. I just think she's rude.

    I'd venture to say that one of the main reasons why this community and others like it are dying is because nearly everyone in them deals in absolutes. I recently engaged a self-billed "Senior Design Leader" on the topic of process and outlined what my team is doing successfully to plan for short and long-term projects. He replied with a snide comment because - I assume - he didn't agree. When I replied with more detail and clarity about what we were doing, why it worked, and what KPIs we used to measure, he went silent. Not an apology to be found. God forbid people in our community express the tiniest amount of humility.

    I wholeheartedly believe that people like Eli S***f and his constant bad faith acting over the course of time are what helped cause this sort of behavior. He went from a fractionally correct position adjacent to the idea that critique is vital to the community, to one that trolls, insinuates, and inflames the community from a position of bad faith assumption that he still uses as cover and leverages to camouflage his current alt-right troll lord position, and unfortunately most everyone bought into it. What's funny is that we all should know better. Anyone who is an adult knows that the world is not a stark, black and white affair.

    As for more specifics about why this specific community died? Spam. Apathy. Lack of quality content. Trolls.

    4 points
  • Posted to Overframe - Record your app & prototype with device frame overlay, Oct 16, 2018

    You should put the cost up front. In your CTA, in a sticker, somewhere.

    1 point
  • Posted to Alternatives to DN, in reply to Luis La Torre , Nov 17, 2017

    It's been a hollow threat for quite a while.

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  • Posted to Alternatives to DN, Nov 17, 2017

    This place is an abject dumpster fire. I hope you're able to find community elsewhere. Perhaps someone could write a chrome or firefox extension that strips away the awful commentary and leaves just the sites behind.

    3 points
  • Posted to DN is rendering in the browser default fonts again, Jun 19, 2017

    I mean, it's a 404 on a CSS file, so technically your choice of badge isn't wrong...

    0 points
  • Posted to How to make black people delete your app, in reply to Art Vandelay , May 16, 2017

    No. One person refuting a point made from a position lacking knowledge whilst trying to interject is pointing out the Dunning-Kruger effect.

    Also known as not being a dick.

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