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Designers Should Just Learn to Code

April 09, 2018

Of course all of the time spent learning a new piece of software could just be spent learning how to code...

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Why Do Stock Photo Companies Suck?

April 04, 2018

I have a growing distaste for stock photo companies. I remember trying to cancel my monthly subscription with...

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How to Make Bloated Software that Doesn't Suck

July 29, 2016

I like simplicity and ease of use, but I also like making software that accomplishes a lot. I think it's a challenge to add robustness without adding complication and negatively impacting ease of use...

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Random Video Backgrounds

February 08, 2016

I don't know how early Paypal adopted the video-as-banner-background trend in comparision with other websites. It was one of the earliest places that I personally saw this design pattern appear...

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Do Bounce and Conversion Rates Matter?

February 03, 2016

I attended an interesting usability lecture/meetup today, with a talk by Jared Spool. I enjoyed the talk -- it definitely got me thinking, but I disagreed with more than a few points.

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Can We Please Stop This Infinite Scroll Madness

January 20, 2016

Several years ago, a trend started to rise. I believe it was perpetrated by Pinterest, but perhaps it doesn't matter who started it. What's important is that it must stop...

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