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How old were you when you accepted you’ll never be done “polishing” your personal website? This perpetual redesign is no longer a phase.

Couple months ago, worse thing for me is that I was stuck in the “Figma (design) phase” thankfully I recently changed my approach and shipped an MVP version and I’m still tweaking it but I’m more happy now.

Differences in job interview questions.

My wife always gets many about kids, her daily routine, daycare/school times, and how she manages to care for one if sick.

I have never been asked about that, and I have always brought my kids up in the conversation.

I was so close to push the MVP of my site redesign, until I remember about dark mode styles and after that it took me to some refactors and other details I found. 🤦🏻‍♂️

I will stop after these last things, I promise.

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@ramiroruiz @darylginn Why is a design never finished?

Design needs to meet business needs, and those evolve and change with time. Same with trends and the people that business is trying to serve.

They’re certainly milestones but I don’t think we should design a piece and forget about it. Is an iterative process.

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If you could give some design advice to your younger self, what would it be?

Get comfortable sharing WIP designs sooner. That doesn’t make you a bad designer and the outcome will be better.

Remember that a design is never finished.

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Making an interface feel "friendlier" —

Increase text size

Increase corner radius

Soften drop shadows

Add more color

Micro animations on interactions

What else?

Softer color contrast. Like not using 100% black.

Enough space. Custom and personalized error or success messages.

When in doubt Left align the text.

I’ve seen so many long blocks of text centered. It makes them harder to read. It only works with few lines of text.

Having fun writing the colophon page for my upcoming site redesign.

I’m not sure if I should include a lot of details or keeping it simple. 🤔

It doesn’t matter that the design software were I spend most of my time now is Figma.

For branding or path heavy projects I still jump into Illustrator and it still feels like home.

It is tiring and it might not be very productive. But I try to always say yes when my kids ask me to play or sleep with them.

I’m scared of the day when they’ll stop asking.

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I know it sounds stupid and simplistic, but the key to making progress is taking action.

Big change for me is being comfortable doing small (10min) tasks and be happy with that, one a day is good enough.

Before I would wait forever to have the “right time”

It may not be the same to everyone but every time I start a design by sketching on paper I get to the desired result quicker.

Even when I sometimes trick myself by skipping that part to start directly in the computer to be “Faster” 🤦🏻‍♂️

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I was recently asked where I stay up to date with web and tech. Twitter, of course but I also review a few websites, Instagram and frequent many Discord and Slack communities. What about you?

For me is mostly Twitter, newsletters and a few RSS feeds. I use to join various slack communities but it was too much noise.

Looking for someone to cover me with product design support at my company while I’m on parental leave.

2 candidates already mentioned that they don’t work with engineers, they are always with the “strategy” team. They just sends their mockup link. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Banks going completely digital sounded cool until you have any kind of problem and to resolve it you are welcomed by long waitings with recordings to get a 24 to 72 hrs response from an actual person.

You make all these plans and get everything ready to start, but then your kids get sick and now you barely can do anything else than caring for them for a couple of weeks 😩

I’m very happy, my wife is officially off Covid today just before Christmas and now the family is finally together.

Seeing the #BeatlesGetBack is incredible. Is always a little weird when you get to see geniuses on their day to day.

Is hard to believe that they were just regular people.The part of accepting that they were like us. That we can also do great things.