Posted 01.03.2015 @ 8.04PM
I have been using my new Retina MacBook Pro for a week now. I brought it to Sweden with me for work and yes, the thinness of it is great! Makes for much fast removal from my bag's laptop sleeve at airport security, and it's lighter on my back too (by 500g or so over the old one).
It's FAST. I love it. Now... retina: It's damn amazing. I mean, it's so bright, so sharp. Working in Photoshop is better in every way than on my old laptop (3yr old MacBook Pro). My only issue so far is that the images on my personal blog appear jaggy. Now THIS is what I was dreading. I'm not sure I can fix this at all. Not sure if I'm even going to try.
Posted 01.03.2015 @ 8.01PM
I understand your desire to find a forum where more people of your age are on it but you're 100% welcome here. Our old forum had a lot more members at one stage, and an active students section. This forum is in it's prime, in that it's still small, and helpful. The larger forums get the more they're likely to fall apart IMHO (speaking from experience too).
There are some great contributors here, so don't be afraid to reach out.
Posted 04.03.2015 @ 8.08AM
::@justinfox I dont think there is an easy fix besdies having saved two versions of your images eg@x2 for retina.::
I've tried this for a couple of friends' sites: http://web.wurfl.io/#wit
Am considering using it for other sites, as it is a very easy solution to implement and does seem to work well. But obviously would like to test thoroughly before doing so.
Posted 02.03.2015 @ 8.41AM
@justinfox I dont think there is an easy fix besdies having saved two versions of your images eg @x2 for retina.
Sometimes I think flat design was born from retina devices for its side stepping of having to deal with multiple images.
Posted 17.02.2015 @ 1.12PM (Edited 18.02.2015 @ 9.03AM)
Thanks @justinfox with the feedback.
Fixed the white fringe issue, and appreciate your attention to detail on that (in the past had left it there to give it some highlight).
The site was built with mobile first techniques and was a complete custom build so I did try and keep it light (except for when you hit the showacse area). In saying that I feel now that it is done it could easily be refined further . . . but for I wil let it run free for a bit.
With the shadow issue I had tried to have the light source for the type coming down from the top/right, yes doesnt match up perfectly with the menu drop down shadow but just had to let that be, not ideal.
When you scroll the site does become more busier, a touch of to much SEO sauce maybe : ) Though the white section is the main focus to direct people to where they need to go based on a survey I did a year or so back.
It does make me think if it is better just to keep focus or allow people to have a little wonder so to speak.
In general the site is getting less bounce rate, longer duration of staying on the site and more page views
Posted 21.01.2015 @ 9.51AM
@justinfox - when I was starting out in the industry I wouldn't have said no but now working for the last almost 8 years, its time I start saying no I think
I think my issue now is trying to find a studio to work full-time at that has a similar kind of mindset about not doing work they don't agree in which seems kind of hard in Brisbane... I mean I'd love to go freelance on my own but I don't have the skills to find a bunch of clients myself at this point