Hello all! Designer of the mockups here. Thanks to @dreev for sharing, and everyone for their feedback!
@blatherwock - I definitely agree that vertical space is a challenge for the app side of the designs, and the current header may be too tall (especially compared to the current design). I usually lean towards consistency and having more white space, since I think it looks better visually, but I do think that the app designs could use another look to tighten up spacing in places, or maybe even re-think the header entirely so less scrolling is needed.
@alys @narthur - Correct, these designs are just static image mockups for now, and basically just represent the starting point of a design project, not necessarily the finished design (mostly because they were put together without any feedback from the Beeminder team). My usual design process is a lot more collaborative.
@Alys You’re right – these designs make some initial screen size assumptions, and you just happen to be using smaller size device (maybe an older laptop? or a tablet?) that these specific designs aren’t quite built for. Seeing that header on your device definitely makes me think that it needs to be half the size or less.
I’m initially designing the site at the widest it would appear, for larger desktop devices, but ideally the final designs would also include samples for phone and tablet devices, and the final coded site would be fully responsive and adapt to the size of whatever device was viewing the site.