Posts tagged with: design

“I’m an expert”

  • Jill: those don’t look comfortable
  • Chris: they are
  • Jill: right
  • Chris: no, seriously, they are
  • Jill: this is another design over functionality thing
  • Chris: it’s not
  • Chris: I’ve sat in them before
  • Chris: I’m an expert on sitting on my ass for long periods of time, don’t try to tell me about chairs

Snapshot of a work in progress

In a few weeks, we’re launching a redesign of Tender’s admin area. I’ve been sharing some screenshots on Dribbble and gathering feedback from other sites. People have been digging the sneak peeks and we’re making good progress. But there’s still a lot of work to do — so back to the design caves I go.

Coming soon: I’m writing some blog posts to share the design decisions made during this project. So back to the writing caves I go.

Take care

People showing up at some website, they don’t care about it as much as you — the founders — care about it.

What you [should] care about is the person who shows up randomly [...] and has their finger poised over the Back button. Because think how many websites you visit everyday. Most of them are no good. You click on Back and go on with your life.

So you’re designing your website for the guy who’s just about to leave. Who’s just on the cusp of even caring [about] what you do. You know what your website does. But he doesn’t. He doesn’t even care that much. So you have to tell him.

— Paul Graham in an interview on Mixergy