AMA: Christopher Downer, Designer at Sketch

almost 8 years ago from Christopher Downer, Designin’ Sketch

  • Sagi ShrieberSagi Shrieber, almost 8 years ago

    Hey Christopher, thanks a lot for doing this AMA and thanks for all the great work you guys are doing in Sketch.

    One of the biggest problems my team and I have with Sketch is actually using sketch as a team. Product design teams really need a way to sync .sketch files in a way to support committing and merging changes.

    i.e. If I'm working on Page 3 in the document making a red square, and the other designers is working at the same time on the same document in Page 5 making a green triangle, we really need a way to each commit and see eachother's changes that, after a full sync,we would both have a file with a red square on Page 3 and a green triangle on page 5. We tried every version control solution out there but there is no solution to differ changes in .sketch files - that only you guys (Sketch) can do.

    This problem kind of "Kills" your pages feature, and makes us work more like PSDs where you have to save multiple, separate files for every project. At least in photoshop there are "synced smart objects" so you can sync your styles and objects across documents. In Sketch you can't even sync symbols and styles within documents.

    In late 2014 I attended a meetup in Paris with the Sketch team and Pieter (CEO) said this was on the roadmap for 2015. Now that we're closing in on 2016, is there any chance this is still on your roadmap?

    Thanks for your answer, and sorry if this sounds a bit like a rant, it's just a serious pain point that my team an I encounter in working with this amazing tool.

    13 points