Raffaello Sanzio

Raffaello Sanzio

"Designers Should Code" Activist Joined over 9 years ago

  • 26 stories
  • Posted to Looking for logo feedback, in reply to Louis-André Labadie , Oct 28, 2017

    ^ This guy is totally right.

    I myself am not blind, but I‘m far from a near-perfect eyesight.

    Whenever I struggle to read something on the web, I pick a Color Contrast tool and measure the ratio of the foreground and background colors.

    Every single time they fail the test. I‘m not talking about not being AAA-complaint. I‘m talking about not meeting AA or even AA-Large standards. They usually get between a 1–3 ratio.

    2 points
  • Posted to Looking for logo feedback, Oct 27, 2017

    The Heart shape is very interesting. Worth to consider the points already made by the previous designers in this thread.

    The color palette is nice but, unfortunately, doesn't pass a color contrast test:

    The other thing is that the logo + type is too horizontal, so you might experience issues down the road when resizing it to fit narrow areas. Worth presenting the logo in different contexts.

    8 points
  • Posted to Within 2018 — A leadership retreat for women in design, in reply to Joshua Turner , Oct 27, 2017

    The whole site has terrible accessibility:

    • Lack of focus style (Good luck navigating with a keyboard)
    • Meaningless alt text for images (eg. “karsten-wurth-inf1783-104731.jpg”)
    • The headings are a mess (eg. The copyright text is an h2)

    And more violations that aXe found (19 in total).

    Unfortunately, that‘s the state of modern web design. Glitz over Usability.

    9 points
  • Posted to Live streaming now — The founder of Abstract, Josh Brewer, talking about Abstract!, Oct 26, 2017

    Hope you guys can post this on YouTube or Vimeo. I find Facebook atrocious (I don’t have a FB account).

    0 points
  • Posted to AMA: Mike Abbink, Executive Creative Director at IBM, Oct 25, 2017

    After reading your intro, I thought you were joking. But then I saw your portfolio, twitter, and video about IBM Plex. Impressive resume, sir!

    Here's three questions for you:

    • How much importance do you give to formal education when hiring a new designer for your team?
    • What is the "one" skill you wish all designers had?
    • At what point should a company decide to develop its own typeface instead of keep licensing a font?

    Thank you!

    3 points
  • Posted to Blockfolio - Dark Version Of The Cryptocurrency Management App, Oct 22, 2017
    • There's inconsistency in the way you display the dollar sign: lining and superscript
    • Same thing with using a comma with 4-digit numbers: sometimes you do, sometimes you don't
    • Sometimes you insert a space after the plus sign, and sometimes you don't
    • Pretty sure that dark gray text on a black background doesn't pass a color contrast test
    • Add some tracking to your all-case text
    • Icons are inconsistent: not only in their visual height, but also with the widths of their borders
    • Spacing of numbers is inconsitent as well
    • Would recommend a different typeface. A typeface in which the numbers shine much better. Search for "stock app" on dribbble and you'll find some examples
    2 points
  • Posted to New Ebay Logo Color System , Oct 18, 2017

    Where's Eli Schiff when you need him?

    7 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What time do you guys want to learn React?, Oct 14, 2017

    What service will you use to live stream, and will a recording be available afterward?

    Thanks, Dillon!

    0 points
  • Posted to What is the essential creativity part of doing UI design?, in reply to Lee Williams , Sep 28, 2017

    If you want to stay in UI/Product design I'd also encourage you to get closer to the code / learn to code. You'll have an easier time developing produceable solutions that work within the limitations of your tech stack.


    1 point
  • Posted to Pricing & Checkout. All in one page. , Sep 26, 2017

    Very nice. You may want to check out this article on Accordion-Style Checkouts: https://baymard.com/blog/accordion-checkout-usability

    3 points
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