22 comments

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 3 years ago

    reasons why i don't use sketch:

    1. i'm on windows.
    2. i work with a team.
    3. it's the same thing as fireworks.
    15 points
  • Maciej ZadykowiczMaciej Zadykowicz, over 3 years ago

    I think it could use animated .gifs like other similar medium posts about Sketch. But then again, you can't make those in Sketch yet, so you'd have to use Photoshop. Ah, decisions decisions.

    6 points
  • Fabricio Rosa MarquesFabricio Rosa Marques, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    I'm sorry but the benefits of Sketch over Photoshop are poorly chosen here since everything mentioned can be done in Photoshop too.

    Scalable vector graphics

    Shape Layers. Yes, it's not as comfortable as handling paths in illustrator, but still…

    Need to change the size of something quickly? Select the element and type in a new size

    Can be done with shape layers too

    Did someone say CSS? All styles translate properly into CSS. Yes they really do

    This is something ps supports too. And if you're unhappy with the output there are plugins which do it different/better

    I'm not an advocate of PS per se and get the general idea that using photo editing software (which kind of grew and 'mutated') to do ui design is sort of a 'hack'. But arguments for sketch have to go deeper than this

    5 points
  • Evan PEvan P, over 3 years ago

    I wish there was more content in here about how Sketch was useful for you. Right now it feels more like a car spec sheet than a passionate reasoning for why Sketch is better than photoshop.

    If Sketch is so great, tell us how it is great. - Did it easily fix pain points you would encounter in photoshop? - Did it speed up your time to delivery? - Did it make you coffee?

    Maybe it is because I have seen a bunch of these posts that just outline the major software features, but I'd much rather read about how it solved specific problems for people. Right now it just feels like people think it is great because it is different, which isn't a reason to say it is great.

    5 points
  • Lucas BebberLucas Bebber, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    Huh, does Photoshop really crash that much? I have never had any problem. It doesn't even feel bloated.

    3 points
  • jj moijj moi, over 3 years ago

    The reasons why Sketch is better than PhotoShop are the exact same reasons why Illustrator is better than PhotoShop (for UI design). I don't get the Sketch hype at all. Same thing I don't get why peeps still use Photoshop to design UI.

    2 points
  • David ScovilleDavid Scoville, over 3 years ago

    Illustrator does everything that was mentioned in the article. Why doesn't anyone ever talk about Illustrator?

    2 points
    • Mathew SissonMathew Sisson, over 3 years ago

      They do, it's just not as a hot topic as Sketch is right now. Here's one I came across the other week: http://www.designsprint.net/

      3 points
    • John FlynnJohn Flynn, over 3 years ago

      What would the point of Illustrator evangelism be, really? It's a little like doing grassroots campaigning for those underdog Yankees.

      2 points
      • Toby KellerToby Keller, over 3 years ago

        Evidently not, since every other day some designer posts a new article to DN all "OMFG GUYS THERE IS NOW A VECTOR DESIGN APP WE DON'T HAVE TO USE PS" and all (three?) of us who have been using AI for years just sigh…

        3 points
    • Todd BenningsTodd Bennings, over 3 years ago

      Yes! I'm down with Sketch, but some of the things people are touting is as easily done in Illustrator. Plus it's easier to go back and forth between Adobe products. My biggest gripe with illustrator is exporting assets, but otherwise, I don't see what's so major about Sketch.

      4 points
  • Stuart TStuart T, over 3 years ago

    Why don't we all just use what we are comfortable using?

    2 points
  • Tony GinesTony Gines, over 3 years ago

    When flat design dies out, Sketch won't be so hot anymore. I think it's a product of the trends. Photoshop has been spending a lot of time catering to the UI designers as of late. There was a time a couple of years ago where it seemed that Adobe was ignoring the UI community, but they're back on board pretty strong.

    1 point
    • Arma GetronArma Getron, over 3 years ago

      What makes you think that Sketch can only do flat? I'm not necessarily a huge fan of Sketch but I'm curious about how you came to that conclusion.

      0 points
  • Antonio PratasAntonio Pratas, over 3 years ago

    You can't tell me what to do!

    1 point