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preface: I'm fucking exhausted and angry.
Why does everyone assume I know how to do frontend?
Why am I always the design girl?
You hire me to do backend. STOP GIVING ME FRONTEND DESIGN CRAP. I HATE IT.
AND STOP GODDAMN YELLING AT ME FOR NOT MAKING SOMETHING RESPONSIVE.
I DON'T KNOW HOW.
yes i can learn, but I CAN'T FUCKING PICK UP A SKILL LIKE THAT IN A DAY. Also, I fucking hate it.
STICK IT UP YOUR (min-width: 1400px) ASS.
But seriously, I've spent 13 hours today figuring out completely new things (webpack, susy, express.js, cloudinary, responsive best practices, more webpack) because the boss is in panic-mode (his preferred state) and wants this project released last monday.
guess what? it isn't done.
because i still don't know how to do everything. and ofc there's nobody to ask because there never fucking is.
Seriously, boss-man. hire a fucking designer, and stop being an illiterate sales goon while you're at it. ffs.66
Design team: "Is it okay if I put this here?"
Me: "No, it's not okay if you put that there."
Design team: "Are you sure? It'd be really cool if I could put that there."
Me: "No, I will need to fuck with a lot of things if you put that there, just put it in the bootstrap columns."
Design team: "Hold on, lemme see if it's okay to put that there."
Lead-dev: "He's right, you shouldn't put that there."
Company: "We should have a meeting to discuss where the design team can and can't put things."
Lead-dev: "Just put the things in the middle and devide them in these twelve columns on seperate rows, 'kay?"
Company: "Okay, the design team will now put the thing in those things, right design team?"
Design team: "Yes, we agree to putting the thing where we should put the thing."
Me: "So where do you want the thing now?"
Design team: "I want it all the way to the right, outside of the container, that'd look cool."
Me: "Fuck you."25
Me: would you like me to design the website as well?
Client: no, we have a web designer. you just have to implement it.
Me: *receives the design, made with powerpoint* 😐20
Our designer (and frontender) just saved my ass big time. Had to do a tiny project involving design and frontend so I gave it a try and it looked like crap, deadline in a week. The designer made the most beautiful thing in like two days.
Kudos to all designers for doing what they're good at and ensuring that we, backenders (and cyber security people for that matter), can do our thing without having to worry about knowing how to design stuff and create interfaces because we might hate doing that and sometimes just really suck at it.
Kudos designer guys/girls!9
Client: I want the best.
Me: *starts designing a complex and pretty neat website*
Client: I don't like that. I want this. *shows me website design from 1998*
Me: *cries myself to sleep*4
Friend : This is our logo for the site you are building for us.
Me: Wtf!! This is just a picture with text on it, do you have copyright of this picture?
Friend : who cares, we found it on google and we liked it.
Me: It may create trouble later
Friend: nothing...Just us it, we don’t have $150 for logo design
After few weeks
Friend: Hey best, we have problem with logo, there is this guy who keep emailing us about copyright, any advice
Me: you know the solution the $1501
I fucking hate frontend webdeveloping... It was all nice! Vertically aligning items using flexbox etc... But then God said, "let there be cunts who use unsupported browsers!"
FUCKING HELL I HATE IT14
I got board and decided to make a weather app.
I have designed everything except the font which is Open Sans.
The app will be created on Electron and will be my first entry into that world.
It is currently in the design phase but thought it might be nice to share it's development with you guys.
I hope you like it and as always feedback is more than welcome.73
Designer: The design is done and approved by you. Set the launch date. We just need to put some code behind it and the shop project is finished.
After the meeting the programmers heard what the designer said to the customer in the meeting.
When I was looking for an internship...
- Hello, I noticed your cv and you have a great portfolio! Are you familiar with responsive design?
- I have a basic knowledge on that, i am not an expert.
- Ok, can you come for an interview on Monday?
Interview with CEO...
- What's your experience with responsive design?
- I have a basic knowledge on that, i am not an expert.
- Sorry I need someone expert
- But the job is for junior dev and it's an internship
- Yes but man hours of someone to training you will be a cost for me.
- Ok, thank you
(Step before closing the door)Btw you should had check my portfolio, 4/8 websites are responsive.4
To all the design pattern nazis..
Don't you ever tell me that something is impossible because it violates some design pattern! Those design principles are there to make your life easier, not something you have to obey by law.
Don't get me wrong, you should where ever possible respect those best practices, because it keeps your software maintainable.
But your software should foremost solve real world problems and real world problems can be far more complex than any design pattern could address. So there are cases where you can consciously decide to disregard a best practice in order to provide value to the world.
Thanks for reading if you got this far.7
Apple, I usually enjoy your products, but REALLY?!?! Why didn’t you design a mouse to be used while it’s charging?!?27
To all the C++ programmers who haven't read "Modern C++ Design" by Andrei Alexandrescu yet, READ IT! Its great. To me, it opened up an entirely new approach to designing classes with a whole new dimension of possibilities. And it reads really well! Sometimes I got shivers because the code was so sexy 😅😂😂18
Friend: "your game design is not professional enough"
Me: Hold my beer.
[End Result : https://imgur.com/a/ZDLDQ]
Friend: "How the fuck?"17
Fuck you Amazon.
It's becoming harder each day to place an order WITHOUT subscribing to Amazon Prime.
Highlighted buttons that automatically subscribe you to it (with very small text 'warning' you underneath), purposely obscure alternative buttons.. Fuck you.
As someone really paying attention to that kind of details - in order to avoid getting tricked into buying something I don't want, I'm starting to find it more and more difficult.
I can't stand the fact that less precautious people - such as my parents - could get tricked into it so easily by that kind of morally wrong design.
The same thing goes for microscopic 'unsubscribe' links at the bottom of newsletters. And don't even get me started on the whole '1 month trial, opt out or pay next month' thing.
Oh boi. 😡 😠19
What do you all think about that. Is it good or nah? After few months of coding tried to do some UI design.11
Those days when you are bored and design something simple. Like one element. And you end up liking it so much that you use it in one of your projects and have to adjust the whole style to it because it doesn't fit the topic of the theme anymore. Suddenly 5 minutes of fun and playing around change to a day of playing around and changing things.16
1: Man did you see the latest windows build fucked up design?
2: What are you mean?
1: I MEAN NOT ALIGNING REFRESH BUTTON ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU PRESS IT.
2: What??? Where???5
I was finally able to work on my link shortener (because two other members made me like to make one myself) service after my one-hour try two (?) weeks ago before I realliced that my health wasn't ready to work on anything at all.
Today I almost finished the design and the service works. (Creation, deletion, reporting abusive links [never let a link abuse you. They will hurt you more and more everytime. Report abusive elements.] and the redirect itself.)
Now I have to work on my account system (registration without email address, mainly to make deletion of existing links easier and add some additonal features that need an associated user).
So I should finish the link shortener on the next day I am able to work on it.
That will hopefully be in the next couple of days.
PS: The design is a dark theme. Basically my most boring website for now, because I love colors >:20
Stumbled across this great resource that explains design patterns, anti patterns and basically everything pattern in development, its been a pretty interesting read :)
OMG I suck at design.
Really really really suck.
I have no chance of branching out to freelance at this rate.
No matter how advanced the features are all my own sites look like they are created by a child.
Guess I just better stay working for a company so I can just be told what to do instead of having to design it myself.23
Don't you just love it when you're told to redesign something and, when pressed for design scope and specifications, the people involved say "Oh it's all in my head don't worry."
But I do worry. Because I can't read minds yet and designs like that are unusually fickle. HOW IN THE FUCK DO I DESIGN SOMETHING WITHOUT SOME KNOWLEDGE OF ANY DESIGN?!9
I'm really starting to get annoyed with clients not understanding design principles.
I know they're not supposed to and it is their product at the end of the day but when I design something, it is for a reason. That "empty space" is for a reason. It is "negative space" next to something important so the FOCUS is on the IMPORTANT THING.
I don't just fucking leave gaps because "why not". I leave gaps to focus people's attention.5
! Need reviews/feedback
I am working on an app which tells your family if you are working right now or not. So in case they want to call you.24
I created website for a client, with sleek material design.
He told me that the website was too flat and needed more shadows and gradients to make it more modern and 3D.8
So i am the process of working on improving my personal brand and have created myself a new logo.
I thought it would be interesting to see what you all think?
"As a developer/designer hybrid i wanted to create a identity that was able to form a symbolic reference.
My initials (nb) are formed into one continuous line making a connection to two seemingly different fields that represent both design and development."
Full Resolution: https://dribbble.com/shots/...38
Fundamental web design / development rules that I found out about today while browsing some local companies websites:
- <button onclick=“someMethod()”>someMethod()</button>
- putting the HTML code into the <head> of the document, effectively creating a blank site (what the fuck who created this)
- headache inducing parallax effects everywhere
- the slower the animations, the better
- make your page dynamic, i.e. when you click a link you don’t actually open a new page but rather the content of the previous page is hidden and the content of the new page is displayed in the same address, thus rendering proper website navigation with the browsers back button impossible
- let the user scroll to the side, not down
- give your IT companies website a circus theme, it looks professional and legit
- Times New Roman, Comic Sans or Impact7
I'm realizing just how important having a great designer is. I think @trogus and @dfox have a perfect team for a startup. The two compliment each other's skills.
Progress of my startup
Learning Laravel -- check
Learning React -- check
Designing UX and UI -- total fail
The code is coming along nicely, however, designing the looks and feel is taking the most time and is just impossible with my weak design skill set and my very untalented drawing skills.
I have mad respect for designers and see just how valuable a good one is to any project.8
As some of you requested, I put the "deprecated" design on Redbubble: https://devrant.io/rants/811732/...
I'm not quite satisfied myself, because the logo is so long it doesn't look good, but maybe some of you still like it.
@GodHatesMe, @skiilaa, @chadd17, @dontPanic, @SSDD, @SoulSkrix, @azous, @brod, @Ranth67
(I only mentioned ranters who were explicitly interested).
Have fun, lol!14
This my friends is Chrome (build Canary).
Material Design 2.0 is here.
P.S. Only available for Windows.39
Well... I found the bug...
Thanks Sun/Oracle for the clever API design. ;)
Also... I feel like a noob now :D4
A PCB I designed on the job over the last weeks shipped today! A benefit of hardware is the haptic element you have at the end of the design process - you made something touchable. (I am proud.)
Also, errors made earlier in the design process are permanent now. But other than on my software my design got reviewed, so I'm optimistic it'll not contain many if any.
I'm on vacation right now for moving stuff but I'm looking forward to do the "pick'n place" on monday. Soldering manually is quite relaxing for me, you should try it, too! ;)
In other news, I'm no longer sleeping on the floor in my home-office while the paint is drying in other rooms.
I already moved the most of my stuff - books and tech equipment are the worst - and I moved my furniture yesterday.
My new roommates are considerably quieter and my sleeping rhythm is slowly shifting back to normal.10
Yesterday, I finished the front-end of a project for a client. Responsive, clean,.. Looking 'smexy' :D
Today I've got an email of the client, saying he made some small design adjustments...
I think you already know where this is going.. But inline-css everywhere, fixed widths, br's as spacers,.. (It was like an old Frontpage-like design..)
I've changed the FTP user.. From now on, he has to request his changes so that I can apply them.. Damnit.. But hey, extra paid hours of work I guess :D3
Why do we backend people have to be born handicapped for creating anything that doesn't look like absolute shit.
I'm trying to pick a primary color for my landing page for about three days now and I'm starting to lose my shit.
Can we all just start using fucking CLI apps and be done with the whole design thing.15
God! How are you even suppose to see anything when there are a huge ad on top and a bar at the bottom! Such stupid design!8
To new web devs from a new web dev:
Try to design your site before you write a single line of code. Be it Photoshop, Paint, a piece of paper, a literal goddamn canvas, you name it. You may thank yourself for it later.10
Tell me, am I weird for liking minimalist HTML websites more than those fancy CSS ridden ones? Like, for example, a website whose design I adore is linfo.org. Their website is so simple and easy to look at, without any distractions.
Also @linuxxx's website "Much Security" has a very neat simplistic design, AND it has a dark theme. Website designers, please make your websites simple.13
When your web design professor expects you to make your whole final HTML and CSS website project with NOTEPAD... 😖😵11
There's this WebDesigner who wants every single website made pixel-perfect to his design.
We usually spend like 1 extra month on each website just because we can't do it pixel-perfect for each resolution
Now I'm working on yet another of his websites and his brother is beside me as a stagist
Am I allowed to insult the designer and swear against him every 5 minutes or so?8
Yesterday I completed a transactions module that used an external payment processor, similar to PayPal. It was hard, but after few hours of trying out different options I finally managed to get it to work.
I decided to create a simple prototype UI without any styling just to show my progress to the manager and let him know that it's working.
His response? "yeah, that seems to work, but that UI is terrible and not appealing at all. Change that immediately and try to add more thought into your design"
I guess I won't be making prototypes any time soon7
Okay, windows, it's cool that you're getting a dark themed explorer and overall UWP-Fluent Design improvements but...
What's up with this context menu, which has a button saying "close [context] menu"?
(this is made up of screenshots, not a recording - the actual animation is much smoother)20
So there's this developer I work with. Let's call him Kevin.
I am a UX designer, former Developer from IBM - but I really love design, so I made the switch. My background however, usually makes working with Developers easy.
But not this guy! I provided a clickable prototype complete with code to easily inspect with Dev tools for measurements. I provided mobile references for some screens but not all.
Kevin submits screenshots for me to review the design. Looks nothing like the prototype, so I get out my Wacom tablet and basically draw redlines over the screenshot. "No border here, 22px should be 20px, etc."
His response was:
"I need you to say exactly what you one (want?) each pages and mobile pages to look like, text size of the font, etc.
You did a lot of red marking, so I am asking for clarification."
So basically asking for red line specs. I asked a month ago if he wanted all the mobile screens, or if what I provided was enough along with the style guide. He agreed. So now I'm majorly pissed off.
Maybe it's also the fact that one of the other developers has to hold his hand, because everything he does is bad. 😡 And his lack of ability to articulate a damn sentence effectively drives me crazy. Cherry on top, I suppose.
Would love to bring this up with my boss. ♥️ And suggestions. 😍3
So our university website was recently refurbished with new design. But fucking hell it's bad. Not only the whole website is full of bugs, the design choices are extremely poor.
Sometimes, when I open a course page, it opens a modal with undefined as it's title. And I have to click close button ten times to close the modal.
I can't even blame university. The guy was a former student and Uni probably trusted him. What a retard!6
There's a weird joy in implementing the design style guide for a new project.
Now, if only the designers would stop making changes to it I would be so happy.5
Not directly a dev related rant but needed to write it somewhere. (Also, long long rant, be aware).
I am currently working on a project for a client who is going to launch a new product. He wants us to create the brand and choose the logo, colours, communication... BUT before everything we have to deliver the website design.
We told him several times that the design has to be created AFTER the brand is created, however, he insisted. Then, we offered him to develop the UX/UI patterns but the colors and a few more things would be delivered after, so his 3rd party dev could make the job.
After working on the first draft, we sent it to him and he refused it, calling it "poor designed". We insisted that it was a draft for the UI which he ignored.
He asked for another design by taking as example a website from another (unrelated) company. We worked for another 2 days and delivered a more finished design, which he automatically refused again.
He called us to his office in order to provide us exactly what he wanted in every part of the site. He only gave us the home page and the product page, and ordered us to work through the weekend (Which we didn't as he is being quite petty about everything and bullying us).
We delivered this third draft and he made changes, sometimes going back to things that he refused before.
Now his 3rd party dev has things to work, but he called yesterday today telling us that the rest of the site must be before friday, date in which we will be showing him how the brand will be and what we have created. He didn't care about and demanded the designs.
I helped the designer to develop the designs of the website as I can work in Photoshop (I am mostly front web developer but can design UI) but he is now busy working on the brand and I had to make ALL the remaining designs, knowing that the client will reject them as soon as they are sent to him, since he hasn't given us any indication on how and what he wants.
We developers sometimes make futile work which will be used a few days or months or in order to provide demos, however, the time I wasted today made me get behind other deadlines, which makes me feel bad for not being able to accomplish them.4
Sometimes in the middle of the night I have awesome design ideas (for logos, UI, etc.), so I wake up, turn on my PC, open Photoshop/Illustrator/XD, and try to reproduce the thought making it a real thing.
Every fucking time the result is garbage…4
Please, Dev God, can I get a designer at my company?
I've been a good boy this year so far and I'm so very tired of having to do all design work, front-end, back-end and sysadmin work. I just want a break.
A very creatively exhausted developer.16
wild people somewhere with real high end laptop (it's apple, so we can tell by looking at it?) :"am developing a website..."
.... "develop" a website... using wordpress?
i think these days people have confuse the term develop and design.....4
My first design work (in Adobe XD)
Design has never been my strong point (implementation or design) but am very interested in designing interfaces.
Don't hold your horses. Criticize this. I want to know what you think about this.20
Free ebook: For people who are into hardware analysis, hardware/software design failures.
Hacking the Xbox
by Andrew "bunnie" Huang
It's ofc not state of the art, most techniques apply today still.
maybe some here have a use for such book6
Fuck you whoever designed this shitty database!
Why the fuck do you mix up underscores and hyphens? Plus MSSQL is a little fragile boy, he doesn’t like hyphens that much and you have to add brackets fucking everywhere, so FUCK YOU.
Fucking learn to design things or go fuck your fist while sitting on a banana tree, seriously.4
>School librarian asks me about library pass design
" Hmm, i think we can put the course name below the student's name and such and putting the barcode where the course name was previously"
>SA who designed it agrees.
today was a good day
When I design a website I always give my best to make it look modern and responsive. Then I look at a website of a local company and want to throw up.
When Team Lead of Design (HTML) department wins PROGRAMMER OF THE YEAR award annual award of your organization :|
And Sr Tester wins GEEK OF THE YEAR :|
No personal vendetta but what the fuck :/5
In case you ever wondered why Apple had been hailed as the epitome in design leadership, this should clear it up.12
So I was looking for restaurants and this is the website of one in my area. Not sure if minimalistic design or just writen html in text editor. Maybe he hired a dev who took "will only take 30min" too seriously.4
Service alert....I really really hate front end work. I guess maybe it isn't the actual coding I hate, it is the design work. I have just no ability to do design and it is so time consuming!!!!
I know I've ranted about this before, lately everytime I start to work on my personal project, I just sit there and stare at the page trying to figure out how to design it.
Coding is not like that for me. I can make continuous fast progress, get deep into the critical thinking, lost in my own maze of creation. And I love it.
Working on my app, I get so demotivated when I'm doing the front end design.
Maybe if someone did a mock-up for me it wouldn't be so bad.
Where do I go for freelance designers? Like real ones... That will do real mockups and everything...upwork?
I may have to put the design into the hands of the more capable...19
The single most annoying thing about working with Microsoft is how they, at one point, decided to wipe 99% of their articles and downloads on their site. But instead of updating it in their OWN FUCKING OS, they just leave links to the broken pages in their help system. The second problem then arises when you realise that instead of giving you an error page, it automatically redirects you to the default page.
But on top of wiping their site, not updating windows to reflect those changes, and having a terrible site design, they have also decided that it would be best to keep the pages that once we're, online. This means that they will still show up in search engines, without any content being there.
Add to that the fact that their support team is incompetent to an insane degree, and often doesn't know what they're talking about. This has caused me so much frustration over the last few days.
Dear Microsoft, please get your act together and fix your shitty website.
A pissed of customer who paid money for your shitty services3
I sure as hell am not a designer, but I do love design. Amidst all this backend, professional work, I found some time to do what I always wanted to try. Make a sleek web page.
And here is the result:
I would like to get some honest feedback 😃21
This fucking teacher was my "Web Design" teacher in high school.
Okay, yes, I acknowledge that this is an entry level course, but does that honestly mean that we need to teach the same source taught to students in the 90s? You know, the one where all layouts are table/iframe-based?
I understand that I completely disregarded your set criteria for grading by using CSS to create my website rather than tables and I frames, however I believe that it's fairly logical to conclude that anyone using CSS has a sufficient comprehension of HTML to be able to pass your stupid assignments. So why must time be wasted with coding poorly designed sites?1
Basically... this last part (a.k.a. "smooth animations") was useless to this exercise, but... y'know... i was interested in experimenting it.
The more I code, the more I think I should be a design guy, lol.
Anyways... jeez, I really should go... it's 2:50 AM right now @.@
Goodnight y'all... 💙
( ¯﹃ ¯๑) zzZ...1
Started to redesign my wifes website into grid-layout with SASS. It is fun and I save a lot of markup HTML.
I try to keep the green theme, but I realy suck at design... I just have no eye for colors. I rather would keep everything white and grey...3
I just watched a talk given by Ryan Dahl, highlighting what he considers to be some early design mistakes with Node:
- Removed early version of Promises
- Not sandboxed by default
- GYP compiler
- require() without extension
- index.js by default
Also, his new project Deno sounds like Node 2.0. Interesting!4
FREE .design domains! 😁
Porkbun is giving away one free .design domain to each customer, after verifying it's legit I had to share - I got a 3 letter domain!
I always have need for an extra domain or 2 and while .design is a bit long/specific it is quite new so there are lots of short names available (I registered jhb.design - jhb is my city). If you have a sense of humour there are plenty of wordplay options too ( buttugly.design, thatsanice.design).
On top of that they are offering $20 per referral for anyone who registers a .design name for free. This is so good it sounds like a scam so to test it I made the above link an affiliate link in the hope of free beer.
Let me know if you managed to register anything good!10
SOLID and KISS principles are necessary when building enterprise apps. Some people don’t think about design and make things complicated when it should be simple. 😒3
My usual day at work, as a Designer.
Boss: Wow! Awesome design. Great work. I loved it.
Me: Thank you.
Boss: But wait, I have some change suggestions.
(After a while, gives 10-15 change suggestions that will completely change the overall design)11
I fucking hate the design and aesthetics of PC gaming hardware in general. Who the fuck do they design those things for, edgy teenagers? Give me something that looks well built and professional, damnit. Heck, most console designs are much better.15
Fucking pissed to shit right now. I was the mobile developer and designer for this company until they shit canned the mobile project and have me work on a handful of, eventually also shit canned, projects with unrelated technologies that I did not know and had to learn. Then, they come up and tell me that the app is going to be outsourced but will get pulled back in house (yeah right) and I'm like, "fine whatever", and continued to get my face smashed into learning WPF. Then they start holding design meetings with these fucking contractors using MY FUCKING DESIGN MOCKUPS without even fucking inviting me for input. I'm not going to ask to be invited myself because FUCK THESE GUYS! If they think they can make a good User Interface without an in-house UIX designer, THEN GO RIGHT FUCKING AHEAD YOU DAFT CUNTS.3
So I' working on a personal blog/site, but I'm a terrible designer. Any suggestions and/or opinions would be greatly appreciated!11
ClientA: We need a minimalist design.
Me, took around 2 weeks to come out a very clean and sleek design with minimal elements.
ClientA reviewed and said: Can I add this and that? I think add in more picture can help to strengthen the credibility. How about......4
Designer ranting about designer.
Most graphic designer in switzerland have no clue on how to build a proper InDesign document. The design looks astonishing but when they want their design printed, they get roasted everytime.
No I can't print this ultra vibrant rgb color. This image has only 72ppi I need 300ppi in order to print this! WTF? What is this color setting? Japanese ICC color profiles? Are you retarded? No this layer composition is horrendous and unusable. WTF? a 60 page business report and no paragraph format presets? How I'm supposed to typeset this shit next year? No I can't print this fucktard, how long have been a graphic designer? 15 years? And you've still produce this crap? .... Every single time.
Thank goodness I don't work in print anymore.2
How I felt after spending an entire afternoon planning and designing a new feature for a project only to realize half of my design was wrong after I started implementing it1
So I just finished a little web design project that I created a while back.
Its a simple clock widget that highlights different words to create a sentence that describes the time.
I originally made it a few months ago, but never got around to finishing it up.
You can check it out at timeclock.ml
Just a little project that I though I would share!1
Can someone explain to me why most design like apps are build in fucking electron. This is like the second time this week.
Me: *sees a super designy looking app*
Me: *Downloads and install*
Me: *Starts* * Slow startup*
Me: This has to be fucking electron again.
Me: *looks in resources folder* YES it is.
I'm not hating on electron. Its just that native apps are so much faster but way more ugly :P
BTW, apps were laverna and hyper5
I am doing a diploma right now. Current module is called "website design using Dreamweaver".
And the lecturer be like "Dreamweaver is the best IDE"7
Bloody scammers and bloody Paypal.
So I bought echo spot just to see how good it's voice recognition is and also wanted to see what the spot does different. So I found out that it was like hello world for AI. So I wanted to sell it on ebay-kleinanzeigen.de. It's a website from Ebay here in Germany where you can easily sell your stuff that you don't need anymore. I put it there and someone just wanted it so badly and he said that he broke his friends spot and he has no money and he need it very badly cheaper. My price was 98€ and I believed him and sold it for 85€. Now he got the device and wants the refund because the device doesn't match the description and the things he mentioned weren't even in the description. The message you see in the pic it says: It doesn't do skype and it is impossible on that device. First It is his responsibility to inform himself about the device features I'm not Amazon to write something like that in the description I've to just say how the device looks. Second it does skype and it is possible but both partners must have the same device and they should connect it to their smartphones.
But that is not the bad part that my money is ceased and got ownd by a scammer. The bad part is that I wanted to reply his message but the bloody paypal design won't let me do that. Remind me how old is paypal now? It's been there for ages and the footer is just stuck in the middle of the page and won't allow me to click on reply button. Of course I later managed to write a reply but paypal shouldn't have these kind of problems.
I'm so upset right now because these things are wasting my time. I've my final exame in a week and I've to develop a parameter based multilingual CMS, just imagine how long would just data structure take.2
During a design meeting, our boss tells me that Vertx's MySQL drivers don't have prepared statements, and that in the past, he's used a library or his own functions to do all the escaping.
"Are you kidding me? Are you insane?"
I insisted that surely he must be wrong; that no one would release a database library without built in support for query arguments. Escaping things by hand is just asinine and a security risk. You should always use the tools in the database drivers, as new security vulnerabilities in SQL drivers can be found and fixed so long as you keep your dependencies up to date.
He told me escaping wasn't as tricky as I made it out to be, that there were some good libraries for it, and insisted Vertx didn't have any built in support for "prepared statements." He also tried to tell us that prepared statements had performance issues.
He searched specifically for "prepared statements" and I was like, "You know they don't have to be called that. They have different names in different frameworks."
Sure enough, a short search and we discovered a function in the Vertx base database classes to allow SQL queries with parameters.
ME: ok its time to create a game let's see... i will do a 2d pixel art game and... it will be medieval type of game... ok lets start by creating a character design.
*30 minutes later*
Me: I quite!!!4
So, for the past...what, week or so? I've been working on a side project with @gianlu. It's the PretendYoureXyzzy fork - our attempt to rejuvenate an old shitty piece of software.
I had started working on a fork alone, and then he asked to team up so I was like "Sure, I got nothing better to do." So, he's working on the backend (and hooking JS up to the backend) and I'm developing the frontend.
I don't know why I thought tech would stand still. Google says they're putting MDL on life support and replacing it with a much more complex successor, MDC. It's not hard to use, but what really bugs me is the lack of notice on getmdl.io. If you are switching to another project as your main focus, why the fuck wouldn't you advertise in the most places possible?
Granted, I don't do web design and/or development on the daily. Yes, I can do it, but I'm not always as up-to-date with web technologies as I'd like to be.
However, the screencap captured is the third time I've taken the knife to the UI. MDC is great tooling, at least to me. That dialog? Not something MDL would've had out the box on the first day. You'd have to work for that.
I don't have an issue with MDC, I have an issue with the lack of PR around it.6
I was asked to change the design / colours of a web application so that it matched the company's new branding.
Their reply: "It's all a bit grey and dull".
Guess what, it's exactly the same as your fu#king brochure!
"It needs to be modern and user friendly. Can we have some lime greens and purples".
No. no you cannot! RAGE!5
I've known that users are stupid and should keep that in mind when designing a website. But holy shit that's ridiculous!!!
He said that "when something is not on the middle of the screen flashing then we are not seeing it!"
How the fuck would it look like if I will place the fucking menubar on the middle of the screen with flashing red and blue colors for you dumbass to see?? If you are that incompetent to look on the top (not to mention it's fixed) of the layout where 99% of main menus are placed then you shouldn't use a computer in the first place.
Or maybe my design is bad I am getting uncertain.7
Now this is the real shite! Microsoft's Surface Studio fcking Apple's iMac & Microsoft's Fluent Design fcking Google's Childish Material Design. http://fluent.microsoft.com6
Soooo, who is up for a small vote?
does material design suck?
(for those that dont know: material design is default android design "language"(as of api 21))
guess what i learned today?
i have no creativity whatsoever.
or at least in a design sense.
i bought a website my first website a few weeks ago and the main page looks, well, barfable.
orange on blue? i have no where near enough css experience to pull that off. i ended up trying to make it like a linux distro (zorin os), which is neon blue on black.
i asked for advice on the ux stackechange network, and of course, two people with a low reputation both answered, and of course of course, both their answers contradicted each other.
welp, fuck me.7
My BFF just got his master degree in social engineering (I don't know if that's translatable this way, but whatever), so I come over to drink a beer with him. We start discussing courses he had and then...
Him : I don't know why they hired a web developper for this course.
Me : A web dev?
H : Well, more of a web designer actually. That explains why she was so severe about our PowerPoints design...
M : A web designer? Oh let me guess : kind of a tech hipster, Starbuck's on the desk, and she has a Macbook?
H : Actually... uh, yes. How did you guess?
I really don't like stereotypes, but sometimes it is just too easy 😂...
No offense intended to web designers though.4
Material Design on the web was not a good experience in my personal opinion. I see these spaces around the boxes that are too huge. The faded underlined input boxes are confusing, too. I'd rather prefer seeing a border all around the input box or something of similar representation than an underline with a distracting animation. Many also fail at placing the buttons with a transparent background on the right spot. I'd still prefer Semantic UI or something clean on my upcoming projects. To me, Material Design is really good for mobile interfaces though.5
Client is A BIG corporation
Client want an large app and has its own ui guidelines
Client sends design
Client doesn't follow its own guidelines......1
If it encompasses web development I'll probably like it, but I focus on frontend, backend and API design.
Backend, because I enjoy tying everything together and providing the base for my own ideas by prototyping them and building throw-away-projects in order to learn new technologies.
API design, because it's intriguing and appeals to my semi-autistic nature and it opens way to communicate with other systems written in different languages.
Designer: Can you turn a design into HTML/CSS for me?
Me: Sure just send me the design.
//Hands over 300dpi PDF created in InDesign...12
I'm worried. I would love to internship for my current boss over the summer.
But there are only 4 spots and 10 people competing.
She basically wants an assistant to help with her photography gig. But many of the skills she's asking for are graphic design related minus the website building.
Fingers crossed that what little knowledge I have there can be enough to get me free housing for 8 weeks. Would also love the chance to build a website. Here's to the interview tomorrow.2
Google's new Material design, with more curvy elements with broad borders, woth cocky font ...... is UGLY as FUCK
12 year kid at work11
Need to implement something huge on a app that I'm working on.
The design team is not from my company.
All the design that I have is in a PDF that I can't extract the images and they are low res.
How the actual fuck do they expect me to do a good job if I don't even have the design and assets to work with
Honestly, before starting my post secondary education in Computer science I had wanted to become an architect.
Since I was maybe.... 10 years old all the way till the semester before graduating from highschool I was sold on becoming an architect.
I love design; Interior design, art, unique use of colors, architecture. I love systems that looked good and worked as well as they appeared.
Over the winter break of my grade 12 year a friend said to me, "Why don't you become a UI/UX developer? You love technology, software and design, why not go into a career where you practice on all three?".
I was surprised to hear that. It had honestly never really occurred to me since I had always told myself I would become an architect.
I guess that leaves me to where I am now. Still a student, but loving my time learning the details behind software development. I do not regret choosing Development over becoming an Architect.2
I remember at a company that I was working as a Drupal developer, I had finished building a website (both designed and developed it) using Drupal 7. I was very satisfied with the result and the way the company was operating, I had to show it to the project manager and he would say if it was OK to show it to the boss and then I would contact the client to say that we are finished.
When I showed it to the PM, he provided some changes from his personal "I know everything" book and after I made them, we both went to the boss' office. Keep in mind that I had built the website following the clients notes and preferences (custom sliders, certain color swatches etc.) and I was on point.
So, after we entered the office, we sat and I was pumped to hear good news. But, not a minute passed since the page loaded and the boss was clearly unhappy with the result, and more specifically with the changes that the PM provided (not even my fault). When he finished talking, I tried to explain that I followed exactly what the client said and executed accordingly, without the changes that the PM had put on the table. Suddenly, the boss' face was angered and turning red(ish). He started shouting at me and saying that I was not experienced enough to know what I am saying (I was 21 years old at the time), and that they had the experience to criticize if the website was ready or not and if the client would like it, pointing out that I wasn't capable of knowing what the client needed.
I was bursting in my chest, I felt a fire burning with anger and righteousness, but I turned my face down and apologized. It SUCKED! It felt SO bad. I took the notes that he said (which changed 90% of the website's design) and after that I called the client.
I felt some kind of vengeance when the client started shouting at the PM, when he saw the website. He yelled and said that, the design that the boss chose, was not remotely close to what the client had requested.
Next day after I finished the website with the design I had provided, the boss was looking at me like a (proud) wet cat, saying 'well done' but not another word, while entering his office.
Well, at least the client was happy at the end! That's all that matters, right?4
This website design PSD is bullshit. If I hide the group of layers labeled "Nav" half of the page disappears.7
Best part of working in Company:
Getting learning sessions from Seniors and sharing design aspects and their pros and cons.
Had an awesome session on how to focus on making a code testable.
With hands on coding too.
Never expected to have such a great experience.
Why are the people who give shitty design suggestions always in majority in my team 😓.
Fuck this world!!!1
So I don't know what it is with like teachers that teach any computer/coding course.
First off my computer programming teacher is this big white hippie dude who claims he brings rain wherever he travels. Imagine some dude who claims to be part Native American but he's super white. Anyway our district uses Google Classroom, imo I think it's a great way to share assignments and what not but this man, does not get it. I have almost a failing grade due to this man not letting me edit a Google docs, so instead I make a copy locally and then turn it in. I don't think the dude checked his thing or whatever that I attached a file.
And then I have this wacko web design teacher. He like makes us use Dreamweaver in class cause it's so "much easier than coding" and like imo I don't like it too much. One day he put something on the Google drive folder for our class to copy and paste, he did something wrong and we couldn't get them so he gave us a free period and says "tomorrow I'll make CDs so you guys can copy the files directly"....?! There are so many other things you could have done sir. Like maybe a Dropbox? Another Drive folder? BUT CDS? 3 OF THR KIDS DIDNT KNOW WHAT A CD WAS AND IT WAS SO CRINGY
tl;Dr highschool computer classes are no4
I'm thinking to create a material design framework with foundation zurb like MDB (material Design Bootstrap) and I would like to know your thoughts about it.8
I am developing a new website based on material design concept. So my question is what do you think is better material design light or Bootstrap?7
What do you do when your client WANTS a shitty website?
If it's considered a UI anti-pattern, he wants it.
I'm pretty frustrated because I keep bringing him what I consider professional-quality work and he's disappointed, asks for something dumb instead. I made the mistake of giving him Photoshop and encouraging him to try to design some of his ideas. I thought he would be frustrated and decide, okay, Patrick knows best. But that backfired. Now I'm forced to answer basic questions about "how to delete the pixels" and end up on TeamViewer for hours trying to explain vector masks.
His current bright idea is to advertise his product with a comic strip. And let me tell you, it looks really, really awful. Not tasteful material-design-esq vectors, he thinks those are dumb, he prefers crude clipart. But he loves it.
I've kind of dug myself a hole here. It's what the client wants. But the client wants a steaming pile of shit. What do I do? Also forgot to mention, dude is my landlord and I'm behind on rent. FML
pic related; it's his comic4
I never thought to I'd say this about an open-source project, but if I wanted to single out an unbeatable case of "Bad Design", and the manifestation of the term "Redundancy Hell", It is definitely Calibre.
Single job: To keep some e-book files + some metadata.
What it does in brief: In a single dir as your library; From metadata stored IN each file; It generates subdirs <author_name>/<title_name>(<some_numerical_id>), copies the e-book file there, generates a jpg cover from the first page and also stores it there, generates an xml file to support legacy e-book formats (but it generates it anyway even for pdfs), which contains all the same metadata for the file, including title, author and href for the cover, and also stores it there. And then, all the same metadata for all books is stored in a metadata.db in the library root folder. I don't know if there is more data stored/used somewhere in a more obfuscated way.
Not too much to ask: Change some author/title/any single field.
What is done: 💩🌋
It is so helpful, it does all the stuff by itself or its plugins; you don't have to touch anything. But it also has this amazing ability to fuck everything up without even being touched. I mean WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING? WHAT KIND OF A FUCKING DESIGN IS THIS? A FUCKING FRACTAL?
Literally, If I had listed all my books on physical papers with a real life pen, It would take me less time that I've already wasted on unfucking the regular disasters. Fuck you and your arrogant responses to issues.
This started off as a rant but it soon grew way too large to fit in 5000 characters, so I had to take to my Medium blog instead.
Here, y'all, have a lesson in web design from hell.
I am working with a team that's producing tons of new services..
And me being a fresher, reading new designs every other day with God knows complex implementations and business requirements and attending design review meetings(where I can barely understand anything)
having a great learning curve..
Hopefully, I survive this period and cope up with the inputs...
Note: Just don't ask what's my contribution.. I am gearing up for the D-Day to make my impact(not a negative one).. 😎
Design patterns are to programming what cum swapping is to porn: The further it is carried, the nastier it gets, and at the end an innocent victim has to clean up the whole mess.4
TIL that our creative design team that produces our web designs/layouts are all print designers. They were stumped when I gave them a wireframe mock up as the base for a website design for the first time, with no defined pixel measurements.7
I'm currently learning design pattern and was looking to understand the basic difference between Factory and Abstract Factory patterns. So the latter is typically used as a factory to procude factories...1
The day I understand how CSS works will be a lifetime achievement...!!!
Having hard time when you have to design and develop a website at a time... I just hate designing... (No offense.. personal opinion)7
Schrodingers font size:
When you follow the directions given in the style guide, but it still doesn't match the mockups.
The chosen font size can be considered both wrong and right until examined by a member of the design team.
Hey guys, hope you all have a great day.
I am not a professional developer yet because I still didn't have my first client. My goal is to become a freelance Web Developer.
At me moment I working on my own website because I can't hope to find a client if I don't even exist on the Internet.
I already have some kind of prototype but the problem is that it looks really bad in my eyes because I'm anything but a designer.
So my question is if you know any resources where I can learn web design, trends, good practices, theories, anything really.5
My friend @evilarcher sent me his wp website to check, I really like the design, soooo minimalistic...🤔🤔😂
He sent me a link that runned it on localhost 😂😂👏8
I wonder if they thought about responsive design back in the 90s while resizing terminals in desktop computers..2
I just found out about http://figma.com a collaborative design tool, looks a bit like a mix of Sketch and Adobe XD, but with real collaborative features AND as far as I know it's FREE! :O and has both mac and Windows apps , AMAZING6
That feeling of elation when you rig two timer UI elements with different behavior to a shared Chronometer object, saving the app memory overhead and increasing its performance, only for the designer to berate you for making the background the wrong shade of green. :|
Today we had to pitch our prototype design dashboard for DICTU. They develop every site for the Dutch ministries and where really enthusiastic!
We did a bit extra and developed our prototype. They really appreciated the hard work!1
A customer requested the graphic drafts for a website with a serious design. He left me the complete freedom. After six shot down including three drafts inspired to important designers and one inspired to material design, I decided to make something absurd asking the customer his favorite colors. I am ashamed to have created a design with shades of green, white, orange and yellow on a green background. He said it was fantastic.3
For anyone even remotely interested in Web Design or Front End Development
there is Vectr a free, more accessible graphic design software that may soon become open-source
Programmers with design skills?
Design comes with creativity which I lack the most. Should we learn to design and be creative?8
I want to create a website with matierial design.
Which CSS framework should I use if I want to keep it simple ?22
Building games for people to whom the expression "game design" evaluates to "game UI design", which a fancier way to say "a bunch of static slides with arbitrary screenshots"6
Jonny Ive---It's not great design when the first thing most of your iPhone users have to do is mod your product with a case just to use it for its intended purpose.
Especially as the primary purpose of your design seems to be to focus on the visual aesthetic---which is voided by said case.2
API provider: include a signature based on these fields in this order. DO NOT ENCODE IT!
Implementation works a while, then..
*a wild apostrophe appears*
Signature no longer works.
API Provider: "oh, yeah we escape those."
Not only is it a poor design for signing payloads, the documentation is shockingly poor in it.
Even the implementation example (which is supposedly from their code) doesn't account for any type of escaping or encoding.
Before anyone asks, I can't into details about the implementation.3
Why are there barely any material design based static site libraries using js and CSS -,-
Don't use node or anything so guess I'll be building my own 😁🔫16
Received web design PSD version:
- first layer: text
- second layer: text
- last layer: PNG image1
New toy for frontend devs:
OpenType 1.8 Variable Fonts.
I am working on the backend of the event website and my PM expects me to also design logo for different sub-events.
Apprantly it's part of my job.
First time developing an Android app using Android Studio. I wanted to see how it is to make a mobile app. It's very simple, doesn't wow with design and calculates price discounts. First time using Java too, which was cool. Biggest annoyance? Making fields and buttons "responsive" to different screen sizes!1
UI design android
Back in college we were taught the principle of KISS (Keeping it simple stupid) and experienced it first hand today.Been struggling with a layout design from our designer and had cursed him a lot earlier.
Turns out I only needed few attributes:
Just to be clear - this is not a rant!
Seeing as I have a useless domain, as far as public access is concerned,m, I’ve thrown up a design to make use of it.
This is a feedback session, so I’m really just looking for any takers who want to give any advice, ideas, ect on this.
What happens when you give a database design to your boss as per what he wants done, he sees it is not impressed, scolds you, curses you out and claims you are 'fraud'. Then you tell him you can do better to redeem yourself...you submit the work better than the first time
And then he terminates you due to 'lack of proficiency'.3
No matter how many books I read on design patterns, there always comes a time when you've just got to toe punt a bull of mud across the line to meet a clients needs.
Going to design a contract for my services it's going to include additional costs for additional changes because with clients the job is never done 😉😉3
I can't convince my team that a good database model promotes a good API design and a good UI/UX experience.
Instead, I have to work with a ridiculous table setup.
Imagine, if you will, a table (table B) that references another table (table A) via a foreign key. The FK is a string in both tables. And table A only has one column, which is labeled as "name".
The schema i have to look at it kind of like this:
Name varchar(10) primary key
Name varchar (10),
Foreign key (parent_name) references parent (name)
Sorry if the syntax is wrong, a little frustrated having to look at it...
Am I crazy to want to change this table design? Am I missing something? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills, because this is just scratching the surface of the problems I have to deal with.8
For my design thesis I'm gonna design a banking app for kids. And i'd like to have a look at competitors apps screendesign.
Is it possible to open android and/or iphone apps in android studio/xcode in order to have a look at the screen designs?
Because I'm no kid or parent so getting accsess the legit way is out of question.6
Wordpress and CSS...
God i’m pissed at this shit!!
Don’t even get me started on responsive design
When you have to override 48297 rules just to change a fucking text color
Fuck this guy who gave a CS class presentation of his natural language app workflow (which wasn't even finished), saying "Users are idiots." Verbatim. Fucking know-it-all. This is why (some) apps and sites have shit UX because snobs elevate themselves to godly status and think their every design choice is noble and pure.
If your user is an idiot, you don't fucking know how to design effectively nor how to conduct user surveys. Fucking learn some goddamn humility.
A while back I was learning web development so I could create web apps. I'm by no means any good at graphic design and whatnot, so every time I'd make a page to rig up with some JS I would get really frustrated with trying to make the page look decent and professional (not professional quality design, but usable as an application in a professional setting), even with bootstrap.
Does anyone have tips for getting over that hurdle? I want to learn, but I get discouraged by my graphical ineptitude.2
When you invest days to come up with a better design of a system, and the moment you discuss with senior devs, and they present a even better design which they have already considered in their roadmap for a while..
Waiting for the day, my design is the better one and being accepted..1
Once a again, Apple doesn't fail to disappoint with the depths of their stupid design decisions.
My (work issued) Macbook Pro is a chore just to turn on. Sometimes it turns on when I open the lid. Sometimes it turns on when I type a few keys. Sometimes it turns on when I use the power button hidden under fingerprint sensor.
Sometimes none of these things work. I end up holding the power/fingerprint button long enough for it to think I have forgotten my password (I haven't).
All I need is a snigle switch that can reliably power the device on or off, but I guess Apple doesn't have enough billions to get UX done properly.3
I've had enough. I can't handle those bad designs layouts anymore. It is getting on my nerves to receive designs from "professionals" that don't think about responsive layouts, correct alignments, grid, vector shapes, use 6 different font families, and have graphics placed in the most wrong places.
Oh, and let's not forget that such design should be coded in 15h. Sure dear client. Keep dreaming, idiot.1
I really like the Material Design guidelines that Google has released with Android 5.0, and maybe, @dfox, you could make the status bar match a darker tint of the app's color, as this color is also used on the recents menu and on my keyboard, and it really (IMO) makes an app stand out.
When you go to apply to a web design company and they have this exact bootstrap layout http://adventurega.me/bootstrap/
A company that designs websites can't make itself one?!?2
I don't think I'll ever understand how someone can complain about a legacy code base in one breath, and then justify a bad design with "that's how the system does it everywhere else" in the next.1
Tired of chasing an elusive architecture and finding good community that helps promote it. Basically:
- Not CRUD
- Not MVC
- More like CQRS; commands and queries represent use cases
- Event Sourced; event log is source of truth, everything else is a cached projection
- Functional Domain Design; not DDD; focus on immutability and simplicity
- Functional in general; less OO
- More focus on domain concepts rather than tech concepts
- Domain can be used through CLI, API, or SDK
- UI is just another client to the API
- Authorization is ABAC, graph-based access control
I'm looking for a fucking unicorn.10
Without requirements or design, programming is the art of adding bugs to an empty text file ;)......!
designrant / As a prepress media designer who study part time interaction design on fridays, I'm fucked. Every agency in switzerland is searching like crazy for Senior UX Interaction Designer. Because of that, they wont hire me as junior, until i have my degree as interaction designer. And printshops won't hire me because of my study. They say I'm overqualified as a prepress operator. fml! :-/6
I dont get it... I dont understand what my manager expects me to do when I am not really allowed to make design decisions, but there is no design at all! What are we doing here, manufacturing spaghetti? Today I asked my co-worker what our product should actually do exactly when its finished. He said he is not so sure either. And our manager is now on vacation so we cant ask what exactly he wants...
TL;DR: Can anyone recommend or point at any resources which deal with best practices and software design for non-beginners?
I started out as a self-taught programmer 7 years ago when I was 15, now I'm computer science student at a university.
I'd consider myself pretty experienced when it comes to designing software as I already made lots of projects, from small things which can be done in a week, to a project which i worked on for more than a year. I don't have any problems with coming up with concepts for complex things. To give you an example I recently wrote a cache system for an android app I'm working on in my free time which can cache everything from REST responses to images on persistent storage combined with a memcache for even faster access to often accessed stuff all in a heavily multithreaded environment. I'd consider the system as solid. It uses a request pattern where everthing which needs to be done is represented by a CacheTask object which can be commited and all responses are packed into CacheResponse objects.
Now that you know what i mean by "non-beginner" lets get on to the problem:
In the last weeks I developed the feeling that I need to learn more. I need to learn more about designing and creating solid systems. The design phase is the most important part during development and I want to get it right for a lot bigger systems.
I already read a lot how other big systems are designed (android activity system and other things with the same scope) but I feel like I need to read something which deals with these things in a more general way.
Do you guys have any recommended readings on software design and best practices?3
I have literally just been asked to make the design "POP out of the screen – 3D effect – do as many
samples as you can – your free reign of artistic skills !!!"2
I discovered the Source Making website a couple weeks ago, it's awesome.
It gives you clear tutorials on the essential design patterns and refactoring techniques complete with example situations and code. Love it!4
Is it possible to do both web design (Photoshop and the look of sites) and do front end coding for sites with HTML and scss is it all learnable?15
Waiting for a jinn...1
As a web developer who focuses on accessibility, why is it so goddamn hard to get buy-in for accessible design?!
If you design to be the most accessible possible regular users benefit from an experience that works, for as many people as possible, in more situations than most test for normally!5
I had to setup a CTF for the interns in a server. They have to clear all the challenges and get the flag info and say it to the design team
Flag = Go fuck yourself
Context: large project moves to touch friendly UI, request and initial specs late last year, specs initial mockups early this year, designer promises final design before end of Q1.
Two sprints into development no fucking design, meeting today about it, designer has no fucking clue about what we actually agreed to last time. Promises again to have it for next time.
What the actual fuck? How difficult it is to least read up the fucking notes and do your fucking job that you are being paid for? Had a half fucking year!
Me: why do we even keep him around?
Pm: he is really overbooked...
Me: my balls are overbooked, don't promise if you can't deliver! (Leaves meeting room)
Fairly confident that this is the last project with this guy...
Am I the only one who just hates working with designers?2
I am totally not an designer and don't know alot about it. But this rant is about design.
For my company I needed a new logo, so I asked my designer friend to make something special. He just nailed it! It was good and perfect and I really liked it. But... Today another friend showed a design from Focuslab. I guess most designers know this company, but I didn't. They did a project for Assembly.com in 2013 and my logo is just a copy paste from it. Only thing my designer changed was the top colours red and blue. He just switched it. The rest of it was exactly the same!
Now, Assembly.com stopped in 2013 and I don't know a lot about copyright. Maybe you guys can help me. What should I do? Contact another designer for creating something new or just keep it? I totally love the logo though...6
Design and architecture of my projects has been a pain lately and led me nowhere. I'm a bit demotivated. Has this happened to someone else too?7
Hey. Need to beef up my portfolio as well as gain more experience.
If anyone needs some design/styling help or input please hit me up!!
Doesn't have to be paid actually.7
Software is not written. It is rewritten.
After spending 3 days approx. On thinking over a design problem. The first 2 days I was clueless how the problem is going ahead. Today I deleted all classes started again and voila.!! It works like magic and I did it with a TDD approach so got good test coverages too.
P.S. I didn't come up with that line. I got it from a tech talk and now understood it's meaning.3
I design 3D CAD models in my office system. I need to keep saving the files every few minutes because software licenses are floating and once lost, I may lose data.
But another bigger problem is that we need to disable proxy to connect to VPN and work online. And the proxy always turns itself ON, every few minutes and if by chance you saved the file without turning the proxy OFF. Well then OFF goes all the work since you last saved. Because then CREO just stops responding.2
I’m a mobile developer, iOS is my main platform. When I work for local clients, from Serbia and region, in most cases I get design by Android standards, Android native features etc, and they usually don’t have understanding for changing to iOS native features and that is just ugly, less quality UX and frustrating. In my region Android is main platform. Does anyone have this kind of problems? Is this happening at your place? Please share your experience, it will help me a lot with mine fights with windmills!5
Gonna rant about graphic design 'cos it's where I started this journey.
The hardest people to design for are creative people, photographers, musicians, artists etc.. because they think graphic design is just a small extension to their existing skills. Please Fuck Off! Also same goes for developers, graphic design is a discipline you have to study and takes years to perfect the art. I find it examples of non designed 'design' every day and it sickens me. Just look around at all the shite van livery, bad logos, shit menus, fucking junk mail etc... sometimes it can be torture....
But I don't think coding is easy, I respect the art and learn constantly, it amazes me how typing some shit can make awesome things happen. Devs rock!1
There is no perfect UI design, so stop trying to make one. Get an MVP out, fast. Design will improve with time.1
Is there a way to make the ( + ) Floating Action Button disappear down and reappear up on scroll event, like it does on all the Google apps with Material Design?2
Systems guy: this is how you slow down development projects. By tying design to a software development ticket.
Software guy: yeah but that's how you get reminded to do the work and tie a design requirement to the software development effort in the ticket.
Systems: why do I need to be reminded of my design work?
Me: because you're a year behind software and at this point you are just documenting what software has already done?
Sometimes I feel like the design guys don't understand that if they want to be involved in the process they need to NOT keep us waiting until right up against the deadline to give us the design.
Every day and especially at night in my bed, I go through different websites that talk about the web design and development. It's very important to me .. To learn and always be informed of trends.
What is the website that you like the most? The one you read every day and you think to be the only one to know ? Mine is : Website Deconstruction ( http://websitedeconstructions.com ) . A website that dissects others to understand how they are constructed and how they work.
A really good one.4
HFS, MacBooks standard file system is the answer to that every question asking "what if you don't design well/ how bad can it get."
How can a bloody file system not be case sensitive.
I know you want to be different from *nix
But there would have been better ways2
A question to game devs : which design/architecture patterns do you use ?
Everytime I try to take a look at game development, I feel like there is a lack of guidelines, mostly about architecture.
It's something strange to me as a web dev, as we use much of these patterns on a daily basis. Of course I think about the near omnipresence of MVC and its variants, but not just that. Most of frameworks we do use are essentially focused on architecture, and we litterally have access to unlimited tutorials and resources about how to structure code depending on projects types ans needs.
Let's say I want to code a 2D RPG. This has been done millions of time across the world now. So I assume there should be guidelines and patterns about how to structure your code basis and how to achieve practical use-cases (like the best way to manage hero experience for example, or how to code a turn-based battle system). However I feel these are much harder to find and identify than the equivalent guidelines in the web dev world.
And the old-school RPG case is just an example. I feel the same about puzzle games or 3D games... Sure there are some frameworks and tools but they seems to focus more on physics engine and graphic features than code architecture. There are many tutorials too, but they are actually reinforcing my feeling : like if every game developer (at least every game company) has his on guidelines and methods and doesn't share much.
So... Am I wrong ? Hope to.
What are the tools and patterns you can reuse on many projects ? Where can I find proper game architectures guidelines that reached consensus ?7
So...we just sent a design proposal for a new feature to our biggest client. Their response? -Hmmm, let s drop this feature for now...OMG have you guys seen the new airbnb design for ios, like it s soooo cooool, we want that, redesign the whole app like this. - Yeah sure, except our app has nothing in common with theirs...Isn't it great when clients make decisions like this based on checking a new app version in the toilet real quick? 😝 Needless to say, we're not redesigning...
So "design" keeps sending me unfinished and unpolished mockups, I end up erasing what I got already done, and start over; Fun times yay.2
Well, I really like the new devRant app design BUT damn ... I can't stop swiping from left to right ...
One thing I realized about my workplace: when you're given a new template to be used for an existing website project, do NOT use the included CSS files. Seems like it would be better to just manually change the looks of the website to make it similar to that template, lest you want some alignment stuff to break.
Plus, it seems that I don't even need to meet all the design requirements, because whenever I try to do that, clients tend to forget the design they originally gave and request for all these changes.
One more month... One more month and I'm off to bootcamp to properly learn.1
CEO: I want the design to be *gibberish*, lemme see it when you're done, ye?
Marketing: Just do it this way, it looks neater. *Deletes 10 lines of code*
Lead Dev: Intern. What the f*#% are you doing? Rewrite that *points to HTML divs*
Me (intern): What am I even doing here? 😂
Designs are confusing and use bad practises. Multiple buttons achieving the same task. The dev team, the BA's, PM's can't understand the current flow.
"Design happy with current implementation"
Whats people's opinion using other design languages on other operating systems.
For example, using the UWP design language on the Xbox android app.
I absolutely hate it... Makes the app look terrible and out of place in my opinion, even worse when they use there square style icon and just put it in a circle for it to 'match' the pixel launcher, for example, LinkedIn -,-
The frustration you get in designing when the colors you want in your prototype design isn't the same color in your device. SO FRUSTRATED. I use an amoled device as my test phone. Looks terrible.6
I work currently on a little startup and something that bothers me it's that even though I've been telling them I'm a Backend developer, they want me doing Frontend.
So, I beg to you, fellows, any recommendations on books or tutorials to learn CSS good practices, design, scrolling animations and whatsoever?4
What architecture or design principle related books would you recommend? Something like the gang of four's book. I have read that. What other great books are there?5
These were the websites (https://savannah.gnu.org/), am talking about the design, it was awesome, savannach and (desktop) Wikipedia have probably two best designs currently on the web! Not this animation and JS cunt filled bullshit that we are being sold today, I AM FUCKING SICK OF THIS BULLSHIT! SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING!1
Ayy. It's time. Someone wants to hire me to make a site for them...
How much do I charge? 😭. They also said they want it as an exclusive design that I can't do for anyone else. It's one of my first proper ones so its basically my baby
But yeah. How much is appropriate?
Do bare in mind that I'm broke af 😂. Suggestions in GBP please6
Hi guys! I'm new here, it seems fantastic!
Any of you is a front-end enthusiast that want to learn about UI & UX design? I'm a student, I don't know about work world. Is someone out there works as front-end dev and designer? Is it possible?
It seems developers are descriminated about graphic design. What do you think?2
I don't know why but I think that I'm the only one that doesn't like material design. I get the concept and can see why Google came up with the whole material design thing, but it doesn't move me, no matter how clever it is.
Am I right? Do you hate material design too? Although hate is a strong word, so should I ask are you ambivalent to it too?6
So I wanted to program a website, but i suck at design... Any tipps for me? I dont plan in employing people6
I'm working on a total remake of the user interface for my automation software, I wanna get some feedback.
Thanks in advance
Hi guys. Finally cleared up my time. Well not really but I wanna do something else cause I've been depressed af lately so I wanna try stuff I enjoyed.
Anyway. Last time I got quite a few from here but anyone need help with design/styling of projects? Wanna boost portfolio. Can use sketch or directly code in the styling for you.
For free. Though I wouldn't pizza money haha.
Let me know if you have/need anything
JESUS CHRIST GOOGLE YOU ARE A MULTIBILLION DOLLAR COMPANY HOW THE FUCK IS YOUR WEBSITE DESIGN SO SHIT?
goddamit with the amount of fucking whitespace on YouTube I could fit an entire fucking copy of the website in.7
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Settle an argument for me. Say you have a system that deals with proprietary .foo files. And there are multiple versions of foo files. And your system has to identify which version of foo you are using and validate the data accordingly.
Now the project I was on had a FooValidator class that would take a foo file, validate the data and either throw an error or send the data on its merry way through the rest of the system. A coworker of mine argued that this was terrible practice because all of the foo container classes should just contain a validate method. I argued that it was a design choice and not bad practice just different practice. But I have also read that rather than a design choice that having a FooValidator is the right way to do OOP. Opinions?1
do u know a simple and well designed program, that's suitable for a presentation about design? I am explaining UX, UI, IA and IxD and I need a simple example to show my class the components of a program that represent these.
Thanks a lot :)6
There's a workshop here in Philippines about Sprint Design & it is based from this book.
Any of you guys read this book?
Does the concepts/ideas in the book helped you in your work/personal projects?2
You know when a designer either knows nothing about UI/UX, or even worse doesn't give a shit about it, when you see their designs. You ask them how do I get to this page or how do I do this and they simply answer they forgot to design it, or can't explain how to in a simple fashion.
Anyone not a fan of Material Design especially the ripple effect? If not a fan, please tell me why. If yes, please tell me why, too.
For me, I feel like there's too much animation going on and I agree to someone that said it's cognitively distracting and it kinda breaks my train of thought. Any thoughts you can share?14
To you, what's the best way to notice that user failed to log in/complete a form ? Alert, fading text, animation ? I'm talking about design7
Design patterns a solution to a problem, not a solution for the sake of a solution.
It comes from years of developers banging their head agains a problem and iterating a solution. It was not done person sitting down and thinking about rules for good (general) software development.
I'm thinking of making a design framework based around flex-box and some other modern css possibilities... Would any of you guys use a thing like that?
Any things you'd like to see in it?4
Guys, I would like to learn how to make web design for mobile. But I don't know where to begin, can you help please?13
Am I the only one who thinks that Apple loves fucking over its developers? Besides for the yearly fee, they seem to release iPhones with drastically different screen dimensions, which forces devs to make their apps compatible with a new layout. I can't imagine the nightmare this causes for devs of games, which often have custom UIs.
First we have the change to a taller screen dimension for absolutely no fucking reason, then there was a display size increase, and now there's curved corners and the top of the display extends on both sides but not the middle.
That last bit must make for some really fucked up design decisions. Who the fuck thought that a partial screen would be a good idea? Screens would cost a ton more and would be substantially harder to replace. Not to mention how screen protectors will be less likely to stay on...
IMO this is just as bad as Android version fragmentation. 😒3
Any suggestions for good reading regarding the boundaries of Microservices? By this I mean a domain driven design approach.
I have a pretty good idea of what I “think” is right for my project. But something is telling me to challenge my idea.
For a little bit of background... I am using separate DBs for each Microservices, and building APIs to access the information across the system.2
I really want to use mock design tools in order to better design my UI layouts, but my main working environment is Linux, and almost all design and prototyping tools I found until now have only Windows or Mac OS ports.1
I love HTML and last night, I discovered Material Design Lite. It did not have many design features. So, I looked and found a better responsive website designer. Bootstrap looks great! I will making some website with it to learn some of it classes.4
sorry for not ranting but im quite anxiously looking for a talk about Domain Driven Design. I think it was from Eric Evans but the ones I found yet arent it. he has a very speqking example of shipping which he usus throughout his talk, speaking in front of quite a big crowd, interacting with the crowd and no desk or anything in front..... Is there anyone who knows which talk I mean? Infinite kudo's to he who does!1
Any tips for good practices of @media queries for responsive design (portrait and landscape) ?9
Welcome to school. In my case the place where you are getting teached design and the teachers don't know what the hell svg is. And teach you that gif animations are the best way to implement buttons on your website. 😂3
When you have a degree in computer science, certifications and the non-developers know you as the Design Guy/CSS Guy 😞😞😞
When your client has a better idea on how to design their website. But asking for impossible. Putting a 1900's portrait picture on a modern website and they want it to stretch the fvckin image.
I am reading a book that intoduce 23 design patterns. I can understand what they say ,But when start to code，I find that I not sure where should I Use thoes patterns。dose it come from experience? I cant get the point.5
Any web designer who wants to cooperate? I need help with the design of my personal website :/
I will trade design with development :)
I find it really annoying I'm so bad at designing applications, I always have to resort to CSS frameworks as when I try to design applications it looks awful and inconsistent. And also as I'm in secondary school still (high school) when I'm making stuff I have to work on front end as I'm the only person making it and normal users don't like using the terminal. The usage of some CSS frameworks, like bootstrap, is sometimes frowned upon.4
after learning design patterns i realize that when they write "builder" on your profile picture, they actually have written the name of the design pattern used to implement that part D
Do you more experienced devs have any recommendations for books/online courses etc. about design pattern or "What is good code" - principals?
I am not sure if VMware gave its blessing to this design for UBEReats ...
or am I the only one who thinks at VMware when seeing those people?