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almost 2 years ago from , Founder @ arsfutura.co

75 comments

  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, almost 2 years ago

    Still no plain colors choosable on the gradient tap. Sorry but i coming more to the conclusion that nobody at Bohemian ever used sketch. Everytime i want to create a gradient i have to pick the color from one of the layouts...

    39 points
    • Greg Warner, almost 2 years ago

      I have to agree this is a big request of mine too. Currently I have to draw a square with an applied color and sample from that to create a gradient. That and global colors are still a big need.

      3 points
      • Jan SemlerJan Semler, almost 2 years ago

        As a tip if you don't already knew: crtl + c calls the color picker it is a bit faster to a catch a color somewhere but it is inconvenient.

        8 points
    • Ali Zendaki, almost 2 years ago

      can't possibly agree more

      0 points
    • Matt ZanchelliMatt Zanchelli, almost 2 years ago

      Glad someone came to the scientific conclusion that Bohemian Coding doesn’t use Sketch based on a lack of a feature. If you have an enhancement request, please be reasonable and just request the feature and explain the use-cases. Please don’t make completely unfounded statements like that. Most of us use Bohemian Coding’s Sketch to do our jobs, so let’s support them in continuing to make a kick-ass tool that we all depend on.

      10 points
      • Jan SemlerJan Semler, almost 2 years ago

        It is not so that i did it quite a while ago regarding this issue. I am also walk over this topic several times with friends and online. I am frequently sending bugs and all sorts of feature and enhancements requests not only to Bohemian.

        My conclusion that nobody uses Sketch at Bohemian is based on my experience from the last 2 years. Not a scientific one, but one more which keeps me wondering how they work?

        In every other application you can choose a color from your color palette. Since i use Sketch i have to make the process described above to create a gradient. Now they update the color palette and didn't think about that? Really? I mean come on, this is a obvious UX fail. You recognise this issue when you work with it. This is a confession of failure for a company which state on their website that:

        Sketch is made for UX designers like you.

        I updated yesterday and Copy/Paste while choosing an artboard results in placing the object behind all others. I mean did they ever use their own software? Did they ever make some sort of quality management? I am feeling that i am more a beta tester than a real user. I pay licence fees and i want a stable version which i can work with. I am dependent on it.

        Don't get me wrong i love sketch and use it on a daily basis. I made my peace with all the bugs that come and go. But when they say they overhauled the color picker, i was expecting that they solve most of the bugs, implement new features and "enhance" old features for the picker right? Wrong. Now we have a button for the direction of the gradient. WOW that's an improvement.

        2 points
    • Sam Bible, almost 2 years ago

      The gradient tool could (and should) be improved, but I'm very much on the other page as to how tuned in Bohemian is to their audience and how Sketch provides value. My absolute favorite thing about Sketch is that the updates so consistently improve my workflow in meaningful ways. Figma's co-editing feature may be the cool new thing in town, but I've never actually needed it. Making symbols more powerful and at the same time easier to use? Yes, please!

      As for picking gradient colors, Figma & Adobe XD (and others) do handle this better. They might even be a better fit for your workflow. There are (now) a bunch of design tools and they all have some good concepts, but for my money it's all about the big picture and I still find Sketch does that better than anyone else. So in the meantime I'm willing to wait for these types of improvements, and if Bohemian's track record is anything to go by they'll keep coming.

      0 points
  • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, almost 2 years ago

    Didn't fix my shadow bug :(

    Shadow Bug

    But lets not get bogged down on individual bugs, as a whole there are a ton of fixes!

    11 points
    • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, almost 2 years ago

      Ohh, is this the bug where you can resize the canvas to fix? This always freaks me out.

      2 points
      • Ollie BarkerOllie Barker, almost 2 years ago

        Don't think so. This just happens when I'm moving layers or zooming around where shadows are involved. It seems to fuck up rendering them :/

        2 points
        • Kyle Ferguson, almost 2 years ago

          yeah i have this constantly, all over. black shadow boxes, random lines, just a lot of artifacting in general when zooming and moving around

          0 points
  • Ivan Bozic, almost 2 years ago

    Not really too heavy on the features, but it looks like there has been a ton of bug fixes.

    • They finally fixed that issue with the group not being resized immediately when you resize the content inside (you had to go in there and Esc your way out to refresh the group bounds).

    • The new vector guides are awesome.

    • Plugins are now auto-updated and disabled if not compatible. This may make some plugin managers obsolete, I wish they had something like https://sketchapp.com/extensions/ straight away in Sketch as well with one-click install.

    7 points
    • Tristam GochTristam Goch, almost 2 years ago

      They finally fixed that issue with the group not being resized immediately when you resize the content inside (you had to go in there and Esc your way out to refresh the group bounds).

      Praise. Be.

      0 points
    • Adam Kirkwood, almost 2 years ago

      Plugins are now auto-updated and disabled if not compatible. This may make some plugin managers obsolete, I wish they had something like https://sketchapp.com/extensions/ straight away in Sketch as well with one-click install.

      Sketchpacks supports one-click install of plugins via sketchpacks.com. But agreed. Native support would be ideal.

      0 points
  • Robert MapleRobert Maple, almost 2 years ago

    Is it just me or does having alignment and colour saved as part of a text style make them kind of pointless? I wish this was at least made optional functionality as currently I end up with either loads of text styles that are simply variations on alignment and colour or text styles that are non-updatable without messing alignment and colour up throughout the project.

    5 points
    • Marcus SwanMarcus Swan, almost 2 years ago

      I think there’s a need for a differentiation of Character Styles (colour, weight/style, size &c.) and Paragraph style (alignment, line-height, paragraph margins &c.). Currently all type in Sketch is handled at a paragraph level, which doesn’t seem to be the best way to handle individual words or lines of text for things like buttons, labels and inputs.

      3 points
    • Thomas Lowry, almost 2 years ago

      I think that makes a lot of sense since in a lot cases, styles are going to get applied that way in code as classes.

      1 point
  • Marco De la CruzMarco De la Cruz, almost 2 years ago

    These update broke half of our Symbol library for people on my team that updated. Sigh.

    3 points
  • Joshua KaufmanJoshua Kaufman, almost 2 years ago

    Never update Sketch until at least a week after the release when critical bugs are addressed. Wait two weeks if you can, or as long as possible.

    BC has a history of releasing buggy updates. Don't take the risk.

    3 points
    • Ivan Bozic, almost 2 years ago

      +1

      I have the luxury of having a Macbook and an iMac for work, so I usually update on my Macbook, make copies of files and then play around with that just to get a sense of the new version.

      1 point
    • Thomas Lowry, almost 2 years ago

      Amen....and wait for at least two Craft updates :)

      0 points
  • Dariusz FrączykDariusz Frączyk, almost 2 years ago

    Incompatible with Symbol Organizer

    1 point
  • Owen McFadzenOwen McFadzen, almost 2 years ago

    I had issues in presentation mode after updating and general problems in my files. Alt + Command 3 seems to also be gone

    1 point
  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, almost 2 years ago

    I just ask, because somebody will. Did anybody got some errors? Can it be used in a productive environment? I just ask because the last couple of updates there where some glitches...

    1 point
  • Jamie FangJamie Fang, almost 2 years ago

    Shared libraries still not there.

    1 point
  • Adam Wathan, almost 2 years ago

    Color picker updates are nice! I'd love to get an HSL picker one day though, drives me crazy that we use HSL in browsers but HSB in every design tool.

    1 point
  • Account deleted almost 2 years ago

    They finally fixed a bug with nested symbols. Aleluja. Principle and Flinto now show correct icon.

    Improved snapping in the vector editor doesn't work for me. How to enable that? Sketch disabled Smart Guides.

    1 point
  • Drasius mDrasius m, almost 2 years ago

    Incompatible with Sketch Runner plugin yet.

    1 point
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, almost 2 years ago

    Still no colour management? > Still having vastly different results from Sketch to browser / phone.

    1 point
  • Stefano TirloniStefano Tirloni, almost 2 years ago

    Stop releasing new Sketch versions!

    0 points
  • Jamie Leung, almost 2 years ago

    Urgh where has 'Hide Layout’ from all Artboards' gone :(

    0 points
  • Jacky S, almost 2 years ago

    BUG

    If you drag an object onto an artboard, Sketch will unselect the item and you wont be able to drag it a second time unless you first click away from the artboard.

    Related: If you drag multiple objects onto an artboard, Sketch will unselect the top-most item in your selection so if you move the objects again, Sketch will leave behind that object.

    0 points
  • Siyan RenSiyan Ren, almost 2 years ago

    "center canvas" changed to "fit canvas" resulted in messing up the shortcut keys...

    0 points
  • Mikael StaerMikael Staer, almost 2 years ago

    Does Craft work with this update? I can't find it anywhere now...

    EDIT Nvm, Craft Beta does not work, but Production does.

    0 points