Krystian Frencel

Krystian Frencel

Partner, 3magine Joined over 10 years ago via an invitation from Evan C. Krystian has invited George Gritsouk, Clark Wimberly, Becky Margraf, Corin Edwards and 3 others

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  • Posted to How and why do you use Dribbble?, Sep 08, 2017

    I use it less than a few years back, and have noticed that more visual designs get more recognition than ones that focus on UX, but I think this has always been the essence of Dribbble...a showcase of visual design, regardless if it offers functional UX.

    I think using it to show off work, design experiments, using it as a playground, are all great uses of the platform. I've definitely gained a lot of inspiration from it over the years. Here's our little visual corner.

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  • Posted to What do you think about my portfolio website?, Sep 01, 2016

    Hey MIke,

    1. I'd re-think your hero background. The visual, although nice from a photographic point of view doesn't support your services or offerings.

    2. The "Hello I'm ...." is overdone and doesn't really provide your visitor with any value. As already mentioned the crossed out "freelancer" is a bit of a puzzle. I recommend you utilize your hero better through a value proposition and provide your visitors with an actionable item (e.g. viewing your work or getting in touch with you)

    3. In your offerings, under "Unique Concepts" you write, "I believe that every business is different. You might say that a theme can look just as good, but I put all my efforts in creating something special for your business." The visual aesthetic of your website does not surpass the visuals of many themes which are available at a nominal cost. You can talk about creating unique or beautiful designs, but I'd drop the bit about comparing them to themes.

    4. Your portfolio section should showcase designs, not photography. Remember you're looking to present your services and work in a clear and concise manner. Screenshots of your work, or screenshots in chrome or devices will draw in potential customers much better than photos that at first glance don't really have any relation to services you provide.

    5. I tried filling out your contact form and clicked send multiple times before I noticed the small "Thank You, The message was sent". I'd replace your form with the thank you message after submission. You are also missing validation on your telephone field.

    6. For each of your projects, I'd change up the information architecture a bit. I'd start with the larger screenshots of your work (which currently are shown at the bottom) and then talk about what you did for the client.

    Remember that you don't have to over-design. Present your value proposition in a clear and concise manner, list your services, show samples of your work, and provide an easy way for users to navigate your services and your past work.

    Hope this helps. All the best.

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  • Posted to Google is A/B testing new Search Results , Jul 12, 2016

    Doesn't work for me, but from your screenshot it looks like more space is wasted for borders and whitespace between results.

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  • Posted to Google is A/B testing a new YouTube design, in reply to Bilal Mohammed , Jul 04, 2016

    I agree. Hamburger nav, search bar, upload arrow, 3 dot menu and a sign in button. But the full width video :)

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Which car do you drive?, Dec 18, 2014

    This handsome blue devil.


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  • Posted to What are some great font combination collection sites?, Jun 11, 2013

    We built a site for this exact purpose a few yeras ago (user-submitted font combinations). It never really took off. But, there are definitely a few nice combinations.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Your computer setup—desktop or laptop with display?, Mar 10, 2013

    I've always ran a powerful desktop with dual screens. I find myself looking at getting a third screen now for improved workflow.

    Working on an Air or a Pro with an external display will most definitely work, but I find that if you're used to multiple displays, it will be a bit hard to swallow.

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