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Mobile User Experience Designer


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revised How to calculate how much contrast you need in a header if the focus is on content?
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asked How to calculate how much contrast you need in a header if the focus is on content?
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comment What are some good “mocking-up” practices in web design?
@DA01 well yeah in a startup, ad agency, or an excellent web team in a corporate environment should be striving for that. But yes I have had a few small projects where I outsourced our MVP. The devs were nice guys that knew how to code. But because I did not give detailed enough mockups, they had very opinionated designs where they reused bootstrap themes and stock assets. I learned my lesson since then. And now at least send a pdf that I build in keynote with the wireframe of the most important screens.
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comment What are some good “mocking-up” practices in web design?
@DA01 I agree with "code sooner rather than later" however there has to be a certain milestone at which it begins. Such as finalizing certain key requirements. I too often see overly enthusiastic developers start coding a project and letting the coding shortcuts dictate the design which results in a product with a poor user experience. And sometimes the product manager or client will just want the project to keep moving for sake of time and budget while sacrificing what could have been a better design.
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comment What are some good “mocking-up” practices in web design?
I don't think this really addresses the question from a design point of view. Though I do not disagree with you from a business perspective about getting to production fast. But if you get to production before validating the design, you will end up hurting the product or building something that no one wants.
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comment What principles of whitespace were used in this email?
Though I can understand the actual math in this case. I am wondering how the proportions were calculated and the reasoning behind it so that those principles can be applied to other projects. For example, I am working on a header and used the Golden Mean. But for whitespace I am wondering about some of the best practices.
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answered What are some good “mocking-up” practices in web design?
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asked What principles of whitespace were used in this email?
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comment Why do some logos look.. old? How does design age?
@Scott Seems we might be having two different conversations. I was not talking about "good or bad design" I was referring to the perception of how more simple designs are usually not perceived to be as modern as designs that obviously use more modern tools and techniques.
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answered Do web frameworks such as Bootstrap or HTML5 boilerplate offer anything to a designer (not developer)?
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comment How do I create a button with two shadows in the bottom?
The OP could be designing for a website and hand off the comps to a frontend coder who could later implement shadows. But since this was specifically tagged as photoshop, it should be addressed as such.
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comment Why do some logos look.. old? How does design age?
@user568458 You have a point that, "Designing a good two-tone logo or icon for something non-trivial can be a serious creative challenge." However what I was pointing out is that the actual execution of a metro icon is very basic and could be accomplished in a minimal number of layers with basic shapes.
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answered Why do some logos look.. old? How does design age?