John Doe

Joined almost 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Sketch: in 2021 and beyond, May 12, 2021

    Wait, what?

    • Web app and
    • Multiplayer?

    Wow, that was unexpected.

    Hopefully they catch up with Figma.

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  • Posted to Thinking of switching to Figma in 2021?, Dec 24, 2020

    ✅ Done!

    Edit: I mean, already switched

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  • Posted to What tools you use for UX research?, Nov 04, 2020 and Have heard good things about AYTM but have yet to try it for a project.

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  • Posted to What the actual heck is Sketch doing?, in reply to Andrew C , Sep 16, 2020

    Great observation.

    Sketch shot their own foot with their open .Sketch format. It made it very easy for any third-party tool to integrate with Sketch, but sadly, at the same time it also made it easy for Figma to import Sketch files and run with them.

    Moving away from Figma once you're in it? Don't think it will be easy.

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  • Posted to What the actual heck is Sketch doing?, Sep 12, 2020

    yup, same experience, jumped from Illustrator->Sketch->Figma.

    Figma took the lead by storm, they did three crucial things that made them jump ahead:

    • Offering a free tier was crucial for gaining new users
    • Multiplayer - made it extremely easy to collab
    • Web based! Any Windows user could use it. Windows user base was a huge untapped market.


    *Artboards: *

    I loved how on earlier versions I could place artboards on top of each other, but sadly Sketch got rid of this functionality, and slowly I began to resent it, for this and plugins breaking with each update.

    Figma embraced the "artboards can go on top of one another" as its foundation.

    *Plugins: *

    Sketch relied way too much on third-party plugins to do some basic stuff, and on doing things their way.

    They should have integrated the most popular functionality provided by third-party plugins. They never had an ecosystem, one had to rely on browsing internet for plugins, buying some, and hoping the developer updated it. Got burned by some plugins breaking and the developer never updating them.


    They got blinded by InVision and the whole extra functionality it provided:

    • Comments
    • Prototyping
    • Asset sharing , when in reality they should have launched their own prototyping features ages ago.


    Again, relying on a third-party service for a feature that was very needed for developer hand-off.

    Anima App

    Auto-layout, enough said.

    Prototyping animations

    Doing a dance to make animations in Principle and/or After Effects, or any other app, to explain something. And wasting hours on end.

    Abstract/Plant/etc for Version Control

    Ugh, last comment to avoid making this a long(er) rant, but having to install another plugin just for version control was too much. Managing file versions felt like a full-time job...

    And what did Figma do?

    Figma integrated all of them making the need for all the extra software, the extra plugins, third-part services, version control, etc, not needed anymore. Plus many other features.

    I opened Sketch not so long ago, feels very snappy since it's a system application, but they need to jump ahead.

    Sketch has kept releasing small updates, the thing that works half-way, but still not doing major leaps, not doing any major undertaking.

    Haven't renewed my Sketch license, it lapsed recently, don't know if I will renew it for the time being...

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  • Posted to No code CSS editor for any website., in reply to vignesh warar , Jul 29, 2020

    great idea! I totally see the usefulness of it, will share it between teammates. My only feedback:

    • The position of the back arrow feels odd at the right.

    • Code block is too prominent. I'd give it less priority or even hide it under a dropdown menu or collapsible accordion.

    I don't like dark mode in anything, I find text an UI elements harder to read, but that's my personal preference :)

    And congrats on launching!

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  • Posted to The Complete Guide to Usability Testing, Jul 29, 2020

    oh man, speaking of usability, I hate websites that take control of my browser and do anti-patterns such as hiding the scrollbar, like they did...

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  • Posted to Help for Prototyping tool, Jul 07, 2020

    drama app is nice too

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  • Posted to React for Design, in reply to Philip Davis , Jun 30, 2020


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  • Posted to React for Design, Jun 30, 2020

    Q: is there a way to integrate React, Figma and Storybook? Interested in knowing if there's a way to bridge these 3 together.

    Or at least between two of them.


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