22 comments

  • Kip HolcombKip Holcomb, 2 years ago

    New UI and Dark Mode are unimportant compared to:

    1. Data linking, so you can use files to auto-populate text and images
    2. Symbols can use text and layer overrides, so for example a symbol's text can have SF Pro changed to Roboto in that symbol's instance
    3. Nested symbols can now use overrides that match their instance's size, not just the master/native size
    17 points
    • Jon MooreJon Moore, 2 years ago

      Totally agree with the gravity of the other updates!

      Clarifying point on #2:

      I believe symbols have to be designed using layer styles and/or text styles in order for you to be able to override them. You cannot have un-styled text and change the font to whatever you want.

      Didn't know about #3! That's pretty handy.

      1 point
      • Kip HolcombKip Holcomb, 2 years ago

        Yeah, tested it and that's right, they can only be overridden if they have an existing style applied.

        0 points
  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 2 years ago

    Bleh, symbol overrides have to be based on existing layer or text styles. This would be fine if making layer and text styles in Sketch wasn't so miserable. In Figma you can override parts of a component with whatever you want, AND making new Fill/Stroke/Text/Whatever styles is far easier.

    12 points
  • Kasper NordkvistKasper Nordkvist, 2 years ago

    What does it look like? Any screenshots?

    6 points
  • Yasen DimovYasen Dimov, 2 years ago

    Beware, Runner breaks 52 Beta... I'm sad...

    3 points
  • Ted McDonald, 2 years ago

    Sketch team, please reduce the vertical height of the top toolbar.

    2 points
  • Jon MooreJon Moore, 2 years ago

    Here's a little write up of the new style overrides:

    https://medium.com/ux-power-tools/the-sketch-update-weve-all-been-waiting-for-plus-a-brand-new-ux-power-tools-72c405fd490d

    2 points
    • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 2 years ago

      Not perfect yet, but this is a really huge and useful improvement :)

      0 points
  • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 2 years ago

    It finally got everything I always asked for <3 <3 <3

    1 point
  • Andy LeeAndy Lee, 2 years ago

    Dark mode seems to be limited to Mojave...bad news for those of us in larger product companies where macOS updates are slow to roll out! ☹️

    1 point
  • Arthur Simon, 2 years ago

    I was about to buy Sketch to try my hand in web design.

    Is it better to wait for Sketch 52 before I make a purchase?

    0 points
    • Ivo MynttinenIvo Mynttinen, 2 years ago

      Doesn't matter honestly. Their license models allows you to get 1 year of updates, but you can always keep using your last version. If you buy Sketch 52 you'll get the free update, and any other update for a full year.

      2 points
    • Brennan Smith, 2 years ago

      If you are trying your hand at web design I would recommend using Figma. It's free and very powerful.

      1 point
    • Mohsin NaqiMohsin Naqi, almost 2 years ago

      No need to spend money if you just want to try things. Try Figma. It's free, works in a web browser, and is constantly being improved. You won't be disappointed.

      1 point
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 2 years ago

    Interesting. Midnight can no longer be used to desaturate icons though.

    0 points