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Should designers use git?

over 3 years ago from , www.slavomier.com UX/UI Designer

I have integrated git to workflow with my developer and I must say, it dodn't hurt at all. Do you use git for version control of your design resources? What is your workflow? Share with us :)

11 comments

  • Anthony MenecolaAnthony Menecola, over 3 years ago

    This is a pretty insightful article about how Shyp uses git within their design team.

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  • Ashley CyborskiAshley Cyborski, over 3 years ago

    I use git everyday! I use sourcetree which I find to be a nice UI that makes sense for simple git workflows.

    My design repo includes a static HTML site which contains any static comps I've created as well as any HTML systems I work on.

    This allows the dev to reference my work as they work, give feedback on my code, and lets me leave notes for them inline.

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  • , over 3 years ago

    Hey guys, thank you for insights. I use git and think about it as great tool to making workflow effective. I have published few tips for people who are scared of it and also tools what I find useful for UI designers. Why should a UI designer try using git

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  • Adria JimenezAdria Jimenez, over 3 years ago

    I use git in my design workflow and I've been doing that for almost two years now. I also created a course on that for helping other designers that also wanted to use git for their designs. Here is the link to the online course: Design Versioning - Version control for designers I hope it helps :)

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  • Noelle StranskyNoelle Stransky, over 3 years ago

    I've been looking for a while for a good solution. Layervault was purchased by dropbox and shut down. I haven't seen the feature in Dropbox yet :/

    Previously I set up a git repo for design files and it worked great but I ran into a 2gb limit, they locked the account and I couldn't commit to it. Not sure if I should have been handling it a different way.

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    • , over 3 years ago

      @Noelle, you should give a try to Folio It's nice visual tool. But first you need to setup git.

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      • Noelle StranskyNoelle Stransky, over 3 years ago

        0_o This is exactly what I need. How has it been to use?

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        • , over 3 years ago

          I have tried it yet only for sake of article and for the small project. It looks really simple and easy to use, but absence of folders made it really hard to navigate. Especially when you have exported assets. When you edit .sketch file and name changes (commit) it smoothly push it on background. It surprised me, how smooth it was :)

          However, you should be aware when setting up it with existing Git it rewrites your gitignore file. You should give it a try. Let me know, how it worked for you :)

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