Dustin Cartwright

Dustin Cartwright

Full-stack designer Joined about 9 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • Posted to Pinterest testing new design on desktop, Aug 04, 2016

    I've stopped using Pinterest on my desktop because of this layout. The text floating in the background under the cards really screws up the scan-ability of the page.

    3 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What questions should a designer ask a full-stack dev at an interview?, Jul 08, 2016

    Pose questions about the areas where you two will overlap. Or, if there is no overlap, pose questions about their skills in back/front-end development and even design. I would also throw in some questions to gauge personality as well - Since others may be primarily focused on skills, you can get a good understanding of them as a person instead.

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: I made a CSS3 scroll position based animation library, Jul 01, 2016

    Awesome work.

    Just a heads up though, the website isn't optimized for mobile yet. Text overlaps/cuts off in areas.

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: I need a new mouse. What would you recommend?, in reply to Marcel Wichmann , Jun 16, 2016

    Do you use your MX Master via bluetooth by chance? I'm on the fence with getting one... But I've heard poor reviews from people using the RF dongle on windows, and bluetooth on macs...

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: How can you tell the difference between Imposter Syndrome and Being Incompetent?, in reply to Sacha Greif , Jun 16, 2016

    This is the best answer. Design is one of those things that you aren't a genius with 100% of the time. Others out there have their brilliant moments, and constantly looking at those moments from a lot of designers can easily lead to feeling like crap with your own work. Or your skills really could be sub-par. Either way, just keep doing what you enjoy - The only way you'll get better is practice. At the end of the day, if people are still coming to see your work or buy your products, you're as good as they want you to be. Never stop learning, and you'll always be improving :)

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Dribbble as a portfolio: Good or Bad?, Jun 13, 2016


    Dribbble is a social network for designers... You can host a portfolio on there, but leading potential clients to a site where they see your work next to hundreds of other's is a bit weird.

    A proper portfolio walks clients through your projects. Highlighting your process, various key points in a particular project, and much more. A portfolio should make a client feel confident in the project journey as much as the end result.

    3 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: First or Third Person on Personal Website, Jun 10, 2016

    First person - Especially for individual portfolios. It may make sense to use third-person for agencies, but even then they typically use a mix of both by referring to the agency itself as the main entity.

    4 points
  • Posted to The Quiet Crisis unfolding in Software Development, Jun 10, 2016

    Odds are far better than good that your high performers are achieving what appears to be high levels of productivity by building technical debt into the application by taking shortcuts whether intentionally or unintentionally.

    This can be applied to design as well as development, with similar consequences. Building in debt is a great way to get ahead, but only if everyone is aware they'll be circling back and spending 4x a long to fix it later. That's the thing with technical/design debt... It takes much longer to fix it later, than it does to implement a proper solution to begin with. I've seen many people, including myself, get burned by it.

    2 points
  • Posted to Maxwell Lind has many faces, Jun 08, 2016

    A man has no name, a man has no face, a man is nobody...

    No, but in all seriousness it's a tricky problem to solve. I'm sure account names are harder to filter/sort on the back-end. So flagging accounts based on that information may be tricky. I'm curious if all these "Maxwell Lind" accounts have verified the email associated with their accounts...

    2 points
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