Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison

Melbourne, Australia Digital Project Strategy and UX Design Joined over 8 years ago

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  • Posted to Sketch 3.7.0 is out!, Apr 17, 2016

    I certainly see the utility in having all the symbols at once - it's actually a really good feature. But forcing you to edit them out of context like that is very confusing.

    0 points
  • Posted to Scrollbear - A tool that maintains scroll position when images loaded, Apr 17, 2016

    If you give the <img /> a height value – which you should do for many reasons – it will do this without any javascript at all.

    9 points
  • Posted to Sketch 3.7.0 is out!, in reply to Patrick Wong , Apr 14, 2016

    Seems like text styles now work that way?

    I just created a text style from a text element (A) then made two duplicates (B and C) of it.

    I left B as-is, and then changed the font size of C. It didn't update A or B like it used to, instead the new symbol icon appeared on the text style list. I clicked the icon and it applied it to A and B.

    Not sure why other symbols don't work like that though. Also, having to edit symbols out of context on a separate screen is silly.

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Snapseat: The most convenient way to browse local cinema listings., Apr 12, 2016

    This is awesome!

    I made Movie Times way way back when as a quick proof-of-concept to solve the same problem. Still being used by about 1,000 people all these years later, despite it never being improved upon.

    I never pursued it further because it uses Google Movies as an unauthorised back-end so continuing in that way wasn't a good idea, and paying for the listings worldwide seemed impossible. How'd you get around it?

    My list of features to add to Movie Times was basically everything you've done in yours, plus you've done even more and taken the UX/UI to a proper level. This is great.

    1 point
  • Posted to Critique our Landing Page, Mar 09, 2016

    Bit late to the party on this but I think this is a great idea. Here are my first impressions, some of them echoed already by others:

    • "Donate spare change" to me means the extra coins I get when paying in cash. It sounds like I can buy a coffee with a $5 note and give you the dollar or so in coins. At the same time, I buy my gas/groceries with a credit card but that means there isn't any spare change.

    To me the mechanics of your proposition (i.e.: we round up your credit card transactions for you to donate to charity) is confusing at first.

    • As others have mentioned your CTA is confusingly designed. This is a good opportunity for A/B testing, but at the very least you need to design this to be more clear. Also, why on earth doesn't the "Sign Up Now!" button at the bottom focus the text input that it scrolls you to at the top?

    • After revealing the navigation (which I think is unnecessarily hidden, and perhaps unnecessary altogether) I thought "Charities" would be a list of charities I can donate to.

    • Lastly, I agree with Vincent Bé in that overall, the site lacks a strong identity; a soul. Bring your audience in a bit more right at the start... your idea is great, don't make it so hard to figure that out.

    It's a good start but it needs a couple more iterations to make it better. That being said, good on you for asking for feedback publicly and for actually shipping it! That's something to be proud of.

    0 points
  • Posted to New Commit icon for Sourcetree, in reply to Daniel Fosco , Feb 25, 2016

    Oh for sure, but as you can see in the old one, a derivative of the same basic shape works pretty well and is very clear.

    1 point
  • Posted to New Commit icon for Sourcetree, Feb 23, 2016

    Old one for reference:

    Old Icon

    BitBucket (also by Atlasssian) uses this for their 'Commits' section:

    BitBucket Commit Section

    Which I think is clearer - it's one node in the history that makes up branch.

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Show off your dock, Jan 08, 2016

    I generally don't keep anything in there that isn't running often:


    The two folders on the right hand side are my downloads and documents folders for quick access... I use the downloads one all the time.

    The other mail app is Boxy, which I use on my work machine for my personal email only ( for work email).

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: Spotify Year in Music 2015, in reply to Matthew Pence , Dec 07, 2015

    It's a <canvas> element with the image placed on it, and then a bunch of other effects.

    Haven't had a chance to look through properly but the 404 page is the easiest to see (it doesn't move around), code starts around line 26,080 of full.standalone.js

    2 points
  • Posted to Twitter Changes Favourites to Hearts, in reply to Laurens Spangenberg , Nov 04, 2015

    This is an interesting point, but I wonder if it's still relevant given the context of Facebook Likes (a quite literal "Thumbs Up") being pervasive in the space?

    0 points
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