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Chris Tough

Chris Tough

Developer at Phantom Joined over 5 years ago Chris has invited Agostina Ciccone

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  • 99 upvotes
  • Posted to SimSim Falafel, Apr 11, 2018

    +ves - Great Grid Layout

    -ves - Scroll Hijacking

    Future - Trigger elements on scroll position using Scroll Magic & Greensock Tweenmax.

    0 points
  • Posted to Redesigning a remote, Jun 30, 2017

    Great idea. Sad to hear they're no longer. Would love to know what challenges they faced, like what environmental concerns they had and what the economical output of the display was compared to smaller screens.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Civilization IV, in reply to Ian Goode , Oct 21, 2016

    Yes! Great examples. Blizzard sites are always the standard for others. Their content/information is always well thought out. Star Citizen's visual identity is spot on and doesn't come across as kitsch.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Civilization IV, in reply to Sam Solomon , Oct 21, 2016

    haha yeah, should have been a bit clearer. Any good sites from recent years?

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  • Posted to Site Design: Civilization IV, Oct 21, 2016

    Why are gaming websites so badly designed and built. This may be an outrageous statement. Does anyone know some actual quality builds?

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Syrup Sounds, Jan 22, 2016

    The sensitivity on the scroll for the work page is an absolute pain. Not sure if this is just me. However, the overall clean and crisp feel is lovely.

    4 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Meet Circle, Nov 06, 2015

    Ahhh the Mary Poppins state is almost among us. The end is nigh'.

    0 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Campus Bubble, in reply to Giovanni Hobbins , Jun 03, 2015

    Yeah, the distinction is a tough one. I've gone over the top a few times and had to reel it back.

    A good example of reason I would say is there on your own site. The animation of the UI. E.g. The 'scroll down' feature, where the downwards pointing chevrons change color and then on rollover they collect together. I'd say this is an Ideal interaction along with the animation of your FAB/CTA buttons too.

    The right idea is that the site would look too flat without the animations however, right now, each element, in each section, on each page has a transition and they are all similar e.g fade up, fade down, fade fade left, and fade right. Give the user a break, not everything needs to have a transition and have to travel so far.

    Also with your page headers. The site staggers its animations after the cool staggering of your page load feature with one thing after another. This accumulates the wait time to longer than 400ms to load your content. This can make a user impatient and leave a negative impression.

    Overall, I'd be proud of this site if I made it. I think its great, and your skills are really impressive.

    1 point
  • Posted to Site Design: Campus Bubble, in reply to David Steelcart , Jun 03, 2015

    “Everything is overly animated and the animations aren't adding much value.”

    Completely agree with what you are saying. Definitely the right idea just lacking in reason.

    0 points
  • Posted to Why designers should say no to native apps, in reply to Erik Terwan , May 28, 2015

    "you'll never get that silky smooth iOS scroll with a web app."

    Unless you're those crazy cats over at Flipboard. http://engineering.flipboard.com/2015/02/mobile-web/

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