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philip Oct. 10, 2014

I'm pleased to announce that Phil Coffman has joined PCPartPicker as Design Lead, focusing on all things involving graphic design, user interface, and user experience. Formerly the VP of Design at Spacecraft and Creative Director / Co-founder of Element, Phil brings a wealth of design and UI/UX experience to the team. You can see an idea of his work on his site and on Dribbble.

We're extremely excited to have Phil on board, and I can't wait for everyone to see what he is capable of. Please join us in welcoming him to PCPartPicker!

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philcoffman staff 54 points 37 months ago

Thank you for the warm welcome, I'm excited to be part of the team! I'm already at work on several things which should make PCPartPicker even better.

Sheepzorable 3 Builds 9 points 37 months ago

Another Phil! :D

Hazarded 3 points 37 months ago

Welcome!

philcoffman staff 5 points 37 months ago

Thanks!

Navim -6 points 37 months ago

Can it get better?? Just joking thanks for the uppps

Angrybear52 3 points 37 months ago

Welcome to the site!

Watchful 3 points 37 months ago

Welcome!

DDawg426 3 points 37 months ago

Yooo welcome, man :D

Vrezzian 2 points 37 months ago

Welcome! I can't wait to see what great new things you bring to the site!

Romz 2 points 37 months ago

WeLcome Sir!

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RadioActiveLobster 1 Build 13 points 37 months ago

Welcome Phil

Now make custom part entries sortable and filter properly. cracks the whip

maestro35 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Methinks you don't know what UX designers do....

RadioActiveLobster 1 Build -2 points 37 months ago

Yes, because that isn't part of the "User Experience" at all...

Oh wait...

maestro35 1 Build 3 points 37 months ago

What you're thinking of is content development. That's functional, and has nothing to do with flow maps or UX improvement. Talk to Ryan or the old Phil for a new feature. (sorry, don't know his last name off the top of my head - Old Phil and New Phil they must be)

philcoffman staff 4 points 37 months ago

I like to think of UX as the entire experience of the site, everything you see and interact with and that experience should be excellent and feel effortless. That's a goal we'll always be pushing for. I'm looking at each part of this site to figure out what needs to be tuned and making adjustments where necessary. It's going to be fun!

Rastaban -1 points 36 months ago

If this includes reverting the hard drive capacity slider back to the old checkbox style for ease of use, you have my thanks in advance.

admiralnorman 4 Builds -1 points 37 months ago

And while you're at it, add the NZXT Grid+ to the library.

Eschaton 6 Builds 6 points 37 months ago

Phil, your first job is to make the Export/Markup button and process more transparent for new users.

Your second job is to implement a system that drops in part pictures from Google Image Search or your own database when the vendor doesn't supply a suitable pic to go with their part listing.

whosemaxwell 1 Build 11 points 37 months ago

You're third job should you choose to accept it is to make sure you enjoy yourself and always feel free to pop onto forums to bounce ideas off people.

philcoffman staff 9 points 37 months ago

I have a lot of jobs to do and I'm taking it all in and yes, definitely enjoying myself in the process. :) I've worked on a lot of projects and with different people and communities. It's always refreshing to be part of one where members play an active part in making it better.

JustARandomPancake 3 points 37 months ago

Whosemaxwell: "...Your job should you choose to accept it..." Me: Hahahaha..haha..ha...? Nobody?

Mikemk 4 points 37 months ago

Those are feature requests, not design changes

Eschaton 6 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

They are features that would improve/change the design of the site.

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome, welcome! Always great to add new people and leaders to the community. Excited to see what's going to be happening soon :)

PotatoGamer 1 point 37 months ago

Willkommen! Looking forward to what's going to happen :)

Killnoticed 1 point 37 months ago

welcome!

JasonUK 12 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome Phil.

OutsideLV 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome! Looking forwards to what will happen.. :)

strehlow982 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Figured this would be a good place to throw this out there: Can you add microcenter cpu+mobo combos to this site? I frequent a pc forum that helps first timers put together pc builds using this website, and no one ever knows about microcenter's deals. Would be awesome if those could be added here. Thanks!

And welcome Phil!

Moter8 1 point 37 months ago

Ask in the Forum under Feature Requests, here it will be forgotten.

alia 1 point 37 months ago

welcome phil coffman ...........................im really excited to see some changes in the website's user interface>>>>>>>

maestro35 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome! As a hobbyist web designer myself, I'm very excited to see what you'll bring to this site!

WartyFruitCake 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome

Elvyn 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome, Phil. I hope you have a great time here at PCPP. The community is really GREAT.

JohnH 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome Phil, It is good to see some knew faces aboard the PC Part Picker Team. I look forwards to seeing some of your work.

VagueTastic 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome! Can't wait to see what you bring to this awesome place.

Carter2point2 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome!

tpb1908 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome Phil.

This is more to the Pcpartpicker staff in general, whatever new design changes you make, will they unify the look& feel of mobile & desktop.

Also, this may be my browser, but on my phone, whenever scrolling through a list of parts (i.e the motherboard listings) if I switch tabs the list scrolls back to the top Thank you to all the staff!

Mark8008 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Are you sure that it's not just the phone unloading the page when it's not in perspective and then reloading the page when it comes back in. It might be doing this to save on system memory.

tpb1908 1 point 37 months ago

Nope. The phone is junk but it works when I load the full desktop page, which is much larger.

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

which phone/browser are you using?

tpb1908 1 point 37 months ago

Samsung gt-s7500 - I know its horrible. Next browser - on the store if you search for it. Also if it is of any relevance a CM11/OMNIrom sourced ROM. Though changing ROMs has never done anything to browsing.

Slipknot2k4 1 point 37 months ago

Hip hip hooray, welcome indeed

TheBored 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome Phil great to see another Phil

no7 1 point 37 months ago

I extend my welcome to you, Phil. As a fellow designer of the internets, I look forward to your excellent (and it is quite excellent, much better than what I can do) web design philosophy being applied to this website. I hope you give it a makeover. It looks tacky and early web 2.0-ish right now.

nigerianjones 1 point 37 months ago

I kind of like the design a bit, I don't want the part lists design to be changed all that much, I don't want them to load any slower, especially when you change the sort.

philcoffman staff 3 points 37 months ago

Making sure that what makes PCPP so great stays great (design, speed, etc) is very important to me. That's a major focus of mine.

no7 1 point 37 months ago

Looking at his stuff, he'd probably just make it look cleaner. Nobody wants a website like this to be slower. That's just ridiculous.

nigerianjones 1 point 37 months ago

A couple of small things that could make the site better (to the staff in general, not just you; oh and welcome):

Add price rises on parts (kind of like how there are price drops)

Make sure all parts have pictures to them

Ejoman 1 point 37 months ago

PCPartPicker App confirmed? Android First

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 3 points 37 months ago

A native app is a ways off. We went after the mobile version of the site first, and will likely continue to iterate on that before we go native.

no7 1 point 37 months ago

The mobile browser version works fine. I don't think an app would be much better honestly. Maybe faster depending.

jmacintosh 1 point 37 months ago

Good Luck Phil!

Navim 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome Phil!!

ImYourChrist 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome!

gogo809 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome aboard Phil! Have fun, and happy designing/content-ing/flow-ing (and any other verb I can put an 'ing' on)?

lol. I looked into SpaceCraft and they have a well designed site so I am hoping you can spruce things up around here. Olive branch there, splash of paint here, and maybe a touch of warmth under there. Voila, c'est magnifique!

Orion3132 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome aboard, Phil. I wish nothing but the best for you on your new role

nigerianjones 1 point 37 months ago

Not a week into your job and I already notice changes. Homepage is different, site is faster.

skemble 24 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome Phil!

Glad to see another member added to the PCPartpicker crew. I'm very fond of this site and can't wait to see what new things you bring to the table!

extr3mex 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

welcome!

aackthpt 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Welcome Phil!

Your site has a nice clean design, and your photo collection says you have a good eye for symmetry, perspective, framing and proportion, use of space, and interesting lines. I hope everything goes well in your new position, and I think you can be really good for PCP.

Shanexdeath 1 point 37 months ago

I read your (Phil Coffman) article on Dustin Kensrue! Anyone who is a fan of Thrice or their individual work is okay in my book.. Huge Thrice fan since '02. Welcome!

philcoffman staff 1 point 36 months ago

Haha awesome!

tsnwonderdog 1 point 37 months ago

Late to the announcement, so I'll add my welcome to the long list. Grats!

NetronicElement 1 point 37 months ago

Yoooo Phil welcome to pcpartpicker looking forward to what you bring.

fredclef 1 point 36 months ago

Hey Phil! Congratulations and welcome! BTW, thank you for Method and Craft.

philcoffman staff 1 point 36 months ago

Hey awesome, glad to hear you like M&C!

MirthlessSmile 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Welcome aboard Phil! Since your working in the G.U.I. user Interface, Graphic design, could we please get a Benchmark update? The current panel is outdated. Thank you. (And hey. At least your working right? :) )

Lionheart1980 1 point 33 months ago

Wow, nice work Phil, i'm liking the looks and the feel of it so far. great work :)

Smk54 3 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Thanks for whatever hand you had in the new look, ITS AWESOME!!

trippingbowser 1 point 33 months ago

I have to say I really like the re-design of the site.

JoseGon401 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Welcome aboard Phil! :D nice design also studying to be a programmer and web designer myself :3

mandarinrock 1 point 33 months ago

I love the new design

Brocolli123 -2 points 37 months ago

where the hell has the final buy button gone.

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