Sketch Experiment

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  1. Eli Schiff Eli Schiff

    TL;DR: Download the Sketch file here:

    I'm enjoying using the Sketch 2.2. Congrats to @Emanuel Sá and the Bohemian Coding team on the release. There are a lot of great workflows and features that improve on what Adobe has done w/ Ps. My favorite is definitely multiple layer styles, which allows for greater flexibility and makes it a breeze to make adjustments.

    This is my current wishlist for future updates:
    - Blending modes for layer styles
    - Toggle for text anti-aliasing [had to do a transparency + blur workaround here to get a crisp export]
    - Gradient nodes associated w/ numerical values [for accuracy] and a window/box by the color fill picker with the nodes underneath for easier and faster access
    - Ability to zoom smoothly with mouse scroll
    - Angle gradients
    - Increased handling accuracy with pixel shadows/inner-shadows


    over 1 year ago

  2. Craig Erskine Craig Erskine

    Multiple Layer styles have been around for decades thanks to Fireworks. :)

    P.S. Blending modes on layer styles would make CSS export impossible. Remember, this application is meant to create screen graphics for interface design. Ps sucks for this because of the blend modes.

    If I had a nickel for every hour I spent recreating design files by Ps "designers" so they could be used properly on websites and mobile UI, I'd be a millionaire :)


    over 1 year ago

  3. Eli Schiff Eli Schiff

    @Craig Erskine Thanks for the insights! Didn't realize what a horrendous practice making blended layer styles was for devs. Will definitely curb this (except for icons?)

    About multiple layer styles being available in Fireworks, it's funny because I've actually been playing with both Fireworks and Sketch in the past few days. There are definitely some things that are more janky, like strokes, but that aside, they are both looking interesting to me from my initial take.

    over 1 year ago

  4. Seyi Ogunyemi Seyi Ogunyemi

    @Craig Erskine I'd hope you're paid more than a nickel an hour. If not… perhaps it's time to UNIONIZE! :P


    over 1 year ago

  5. Giving Sketch App another go to see how it fares for UI design. Still getting used to the workflow, but I'm definitely coming around to seeing the program's benefits.

    I'm attaching the .sketch file for those who are interested

    9 months ago

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