Joshua Long

Joshua Long

Chico & Lui Joined about 9 years ago via an invitation from Josh L.

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  • Posted to Why we skip Photoshop (posted 2008), Nov 11, 2014

    Why not use Sketch?

    I agree that Photoshop is outdated and doesn't fit the workflow of developing interactive products. What I disagree with is the jumping right into html/css. Quickly iterating on an idea or a feature in higher fidelity comps has always been amazingly important to me. Designers are stuck in details, we love interactions, typography, colors and shapes. In order to get the right combinations it takes time. We have to go down a thousand dead ends to end up at the right solution. Can that be done in code? Yes of course. Is it as fast as me dragging around an art board and trying 30 different iterations? No. Increasingly we're losing the basic design process and fundamentals of design because of the differing opinions of process. Its fine to design in code if that works for you and yes photoshop is antiquated and clunky. But I don't think one shoe fits all (and it doesn't seem like you do either). As designers we need to be thoughtful about our decisions and personally being in code doesn't help me do that.

    Just a thought.

    EDIT: (Posted 2008) was added to the title after my comment.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Bloomberg Politics, in reply to Ryan Le Roux , Oct 06, 2014

    Code and Theory

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  • Posted to Macaw 1.5 is here, Jul 23, 2014

    I haven't fit this into my workflow yet because I don't have time to relearn a program and deal with bugs. With that being said I'm hanging in with Macaw. I believe that in future releases the product will become a powerful tool. These latest updates are definitely a strong improvement.

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  • Posted to Hovering art directors, Apr 17, 2014

    an oldie but a goodie

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