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hellofromtumblr:

Stop mentioning things that aren’t blogs. Start mentioning blogs!
Just type @ and a username when you’re writing a post and we’ll let that person know that you mentioned them. They will be thrilled by this.
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Yissssssss this is what I’ve been waiting for all my Tumblr life. Now I can mention Tumblr blogs in my posts and they’ll know about it. Thanks staff!

hellofromtumblr:

Stop mentioning things that aren’t blogs. Start mentioning blogs!

Just type @ and a username when you’re writing a post and we’ll let that person know that you mentioned them. They will be thrilled by this.

Download for iPhone and iPad Download for Android

Yissssssss this is what I’ve been waiting for all my Tumblr life. Now I can mention Tumblr blogs in my posts and they’ll know about it. Thanks staff!

Changes to Black In History
Looking at making a semi-significant update to the UI/UX of the post page design for Black In History. 
After looking at my “add this” analytics, I realized that people aren’t really utilizing the share this function as much as the space the UI button demands. Frankly, more people use the tweet, like function or just copy and paste the url (luckily add this allows for tracking url sharing). Also, another thing, I wanted a way to integrate note counts without futzing with the overall layout and breaking what people like about the visual design.
So, I’m reclaiming that speech bubble space and will be integrating a note count with tumblr action options instead. I’ll still have a share this button, but it will be minimized to a ‘+’ icon next to the native reblog & like buttons. Expect to see an update in the next few days while I test stuff out. 
I’m still messing with the color, but the dark brown seemed too dark with the new content inside of the bubble.
Thoughts?

Changes to Black In History

Looking at making a semi-significant update to the UI/UX of the post page design for Black In History

After looking at my “add this” analytics, I realized that people aren’t really utilizing the share this function as much as the space the UI button demands. Frankly, more people use the tweet, like function or just copy and paste the url (luckily add this allows for tracking url sharing). Also, another thing, I wanted a way to integrate note counts without futzing with the overall layout and breaking what people like about the visual design.

So, I’m reclaiming that speech bubble space and will be integrating a note count with tumblr action options instead. I’ll still have a share this button, but it will be minimized to a ‘+’ icon next to the native reblog & like buttons. Expect to see an update in the next few days while I test stuff out. 

I’m still messing with the color, but the dark brown seemed too dark with the new content inside of the bubble.

Thoughts?

So why do agencies suck [at digital]? One point Dev made was because agencies make big ideas. But, in digital, ideas are a dime a dozen. Digital is about execution over idea. It doesn’t matter how big the idea if the execution isn’t there.

DSVC (Dallas Society of Visual Communicators), 

summing up the topics of January’s meeting with guest speaker Dev Gupta. I completely agree. A blunt statement, but very necessary for some (not all) traditional advertising creatives & agencies to hear. I’ve always believed execution and concept are equal halves, no matter what medium you’re in. It’s just more obvious with interactive.

You can also totally download the beautifully designed full presentation here. Mandatory reading folks.

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I'm a designer/art director/geek that likes to make things on (and off) the internet. I'm black, live in the DFW metroplex, work at an ad agency, and drink alone in the dark on week nights. While being black, I write this blog as a creative outlet.

My work has been featured multiple times by Tumblr, published in NET Magazine, Communication Arts, Adweek, The Webbys, HOW Design, W3 Awards, Web Designer Magazine, Under Consideration, Awwwards, Web Design Ledger, Web Designer Depot, Designworklife, Speckyboy, my mom's Facebook Timeline, and a variety of other publications.

I am currently unmarried, live alone, have no pets, and believe in the Oxford comma. I like eating tacos as well. Pants optional.