AMA: Christopher Downer, Designer at Sketch

almost 8 years ago from Christopher Downer, Designin’ Sketch

  • Thiago Duarte, almost 8 years ago

    First of all, thank you to be available to answer the question of the community.

    One of the biggest problems I have to design using Sketch today is to use the file as a deliverable in my projects. Since Sketch is just for Mac OS X, it's hard to find a developer partner that will have/use Macs.

    How did you see that in the future? Will developers switch to OS X to accept designs using Sketch (if the share of Sketch deliveries surpass the Photoshop) or the design companies will have to deliver a full HTML + CSS production code to solve this problem?

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    • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, almost 8 years ago

      Honest question: why does it even matter the format source .sketch files are in? Kind of the whole point is that it's dead simple to export and share the finished assets; i.e., the sliced and compressed PNG / JPG files that developers need to build with. I don't know about your workflow but I definitely don't want someone messing with my assets! If there's something that isn't right or doesn't work, I can export and ZIP them up to send over in a jiffy. At that point, it makes no difference at all whether the recipient is working on Windows, Linux, stone tablets, etc.

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    • florian fangohrflorian fangohr, almost 8 years ago

      We use to translate designs to engineering with great success. It publishes Sketch files and specs via mac app or web.

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    • Christopher Downer, almost 8 years ago

      Whilst we’ve had people write in and tell us they bought a Mac just so they could use Sketch is fantastic, it’s an unreasonable expectation. We’ve got ideas in mind on how to solve this problem.

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