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Mobile User Experience Designer


Oct
17
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.
Oct
17
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Oct
16
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.
Oct
16
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.
Oct
16
answered What are some good “mocking-up” practices in web design?
Oct
16
asked What principles of whitespace were used in this email?
Jul
1
awarded  Nice Answer
May
16
answered Do web frameworks such as Bootstrap or HTML5 boilerplate offer anything to a designer (not developer)?
May
16
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.
May
13
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.
May
10
answered Why do some logos look.. old? How does design age?
May
8
comment How can I make this footer “more corporate”?
Thanks for the tips. I was curious what you think about Vimeo's footer in the sense that they have a secondary CTA to "Join Vimeo" but then there is the links below it. In my case all I have for content is the links as Vimeo has. I guess I could experiment with some graphics below as you point out in the second example.
May
7
comment How Can I Make Share Buttons Look Better?
That site was marked private and we can currently not see your site. Can you share what you ended up doing
May
7
comment How can I make this footer “more corporate”?
I see where you are coming from with the "more enticing clicks" but it is really just secondary navigation within the site. Analytics shows that their customers usually just skim the pages and then go to contact page to call. I agree with making the fonts bigger though, thanks.
May
7
asked How can I make this footer “more corporate”?
May
1
answered How do you break out of current creative mind sets?
May
1
comment How do you break out of current creative mind sets?
Last weekend I flew into New York for Disrupt NY and that completely kicked up my creativity. I have found that even a road trip or walking to a new coffee shop, browsing random used books, drawing ridiculous creatures helps me to break out of creative blocks.
Apr
27
comment For the main image on the landing page, can a dark contrasting background help increase conversion?
Ok I will try the "blurring the edges into a color fitting the image"
Apr
27
comment For the main image on the landing page, can a dark contrasting background help increase conversion?
@Scott- So I am wondering perhaps how to rephrase this. My intent was to get the graphics to look better. I guess the part where I discuss conversion makes it more UX, but the question still centers around the execution of the graphics.
Apr
26
asked For the main image on the landing page, can a dark contrasting background help increase conversion?