Dafydd Evans

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  • Posted to Sketch 3.0.1 Beta Released, Apr 15, 2014

    Because Sketch 3.0 is so, like…yesterday ;)

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  • Posted to Don’t go to art school, in reply to Benjamin Valmont , Apr 15, 2014

    A 3 year undergraduate course in Fine Arts at Central St Martins will cost you roughly $75,000 in fees. You will probably find that doing the 1 year-long Foundation Diploma before tackling the BA is worth the extra $18,000.

    With regards to basic living costs, London can be very expensive. There are cheap ways of living but you have to weigh up all the pros and cons (transport vs. location, privacy/quietness vs. shared spaces, etc.). At the top end you have private student accommodation which can include laundry, cleaning, catering, gym, etc. That'll set you back roughly $3,500 a month. At the other end of the spectrum a shared house, a bike and cooking your own veggie food could set you back as low as $1,000 a month.

    So for 4 years studying in London you're going to be looking at about $90,000 in fees and between $50,000 and $160,000 in basic living costs.

    (And don't forget to throw in clothes, a few bills, mobile phone, and going out occasionally).

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  • Posted to Ask DN: best books on Swiss Design?, in reply to Jon Gold , Apr 14, 2014

    Thanks for heads-up about the "Neue Grafik" re-issue :)

    I was lucky enough to have access to the full archive of issues while studying at Central St. Martins. An absolutely astounding treasure-trove of visual inspiration and design theory.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Designers: Where did you learn code?, Apr 13, 2014

    If you buy just one book, make sure it's "HTML & CSS - Design and Build Websites" by Jon Duckett. It's a brilliant introduction and beautifully presented:

    http://www.htmlandcssbook.com

    The author has an upcoming book on JavaScript & jQuery which I'm very much looking forward too.

    On the web, Shay Howe has put a wonderful site together called "A Practical Guide to HTML & CSS":

    http://learn.shayhowe.com

    Shay also has a book due out very soon (and based on the early draft I've been reading looks awesome).

    If a classroom setting is more your thing, definitely take a look at the classes that General Assembly offer in San Francisco. There are very reasonably-priced ($35 to $200) evening & weekend classes which can be very helpful if you need a little hand-holding to get you started:

    https://generalassemb.ly/education?where=san-francisco&format=classes-workshops

    Good luck :)

    2 points
  • Posted to Site Design: Hard Graft (also awesome products), Apr 08, 2014

    I always have to factor in the "Hard Graft Tax" for every new purchase I make from Apple :)

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What is your favourite black pen for drawing?, Apr 07, 2014

    Pilot G-2 07

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How do you get yourself to read more books?, Apr 05, 2014

    You need to approach it the same way you should approach anything that requires a bit of uninterrupted concentration: unplug from the Internet and single-focus for 15-20 minutes at a time on reading. Then spend 10 minutes catching up on Designer News, Twitter, etc. Repeat the cycle a few times before taking a longer break.

    4 points
  • Posted to Code Guide by @mdo (Updated), in reply to Jasper vd M , Mar 01, 2014

    Hard tabs (i.e. just hitting the tab key) are a pain – just selecting "View Source" in either Chrome or Safari shows how differently tabs can be interpreted.

    Soft tabs (e.g. 2-spaces) on the other hand are consistently interpreted – a space is just a space.

    Most text editors have an option to convert tabs to spaces so you don't even need to think about it:

    e.g. Espresso : Preferences > Text Editing > Tabs > Click the checkbox for "Tab key inserts spaces, not a tab"

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How would I do a mathematical equation in the browser? , Feb 18, 2014

    Sounds like an ideal client-side JavaScript app.

    Doing a quick search on Google brings up this post from 2008 on Ajaxian:

    http://ajaxian.com/archives/javascript-bra-size-calculator

    Regarding how easy the project will be depends on how many different countries you are going to be supporting - sizes vary around the world - and how flexible you are going to be with the units of measurement that you will allow from the user.

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  • Posted to What kind of icon will visually represent 'OPTION' well?, Feb 18, 2014

    Have you tried The Noun Project?

    http://thenounproject.com/search/?q=option

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