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This looks great. Grabbing a copy. Definitely worth $29 for a well-maintained set of Bootstrap symbols w/ overrides & good coverage of Bootstrap, especially if you're working on a UI kit from scratch.
I've been through the process in the past, and honestly, if I do have to do it all over again (on bootstrap), this would save a ton of hours, and help kick off the process.
Would advise, that you are going to need to keep this well maintained, and be responsive to feedback / bugs / sketch updates if you're going to scale this.
This stops holding much value once it loses compatibility with the latest version of Sketch, or Bootstrap, etc.
Was initially very impressed! It handles almost everything.
But, unfortunately, this export turns every element into an absolutely positioned element. Code is too messy & unorganized for even an experienced dev to clean up, even when it's not obfuscated.
Any plans to move toward human-usable HTML export?
I contacted support about this, they're releasing it to everyone on December. Currently, it's beta.
Exactly. This is a solution to a contrived problem.
Nobody's workflow today, regardless of platform, involves recreating a design from scratch three times, when moving from wireframes, to low-fidelity, to high-fidelity, to redlines.
Modern design workflow on Sketch is:
If you're happy with Photoshop or Adobe XD, but those products don't support a robust or time-saving workflow, complain to Adobe. Complain to Figma. Complain to whoever you're paying for your tools until your tools are awesome. Or buy Invision Studio, & complain until it's as good as the Sketch ecosystem is today.
But, Invision Studio has got to solve a real problem if it's going to succeed in the market. Because today, "I wish I only had to pay for / use one tool because my workflow is so complicated / difficult / time consuming" is not a real problem experienced by UX designers.
Interesting read. Thanks for sharing!
Too much space between Does & Good
Exactly the same in theory, in practice I prefer:
If your marketing team is already engaging with customers, go through them. It could be on social media or email, but I have had a lot of success with the following:
I've had colleagues successfully recruit w/ Craigslist, although I avoid it. It's a lot of work.
There are recruitment"agencies" and services, but generally speaking, it drives your costs up. People who routinely do Usability Studies somewhat skew your data, and expect more and more compensation over time.
Professionals usually budget about $250 per participant toward compensation. You can find better participants for less if you get your hands dirty, and know your users.
Linkedin groups and in some cases facebook groups can be great places to advertise. If you're recruiting from the general public, try to match your potential user as much as possible (demographic > experience > product need).
Then, just replace step one with "Post to a Linkedin group".
Spent some time as a dev as well. Not going to make this a “which language is better?” post. Instead, I'll focus on other practical aspects of popular languages:
Ruby is a wonderfully-designed language. The ecosystem is shrinking as developers seem to be moving to Go & Node. Fairly easy to learn, good ecosystem / plenty of libraries available. 2010 was probably the perfect year to learn Ruby & Rails, though. Prospects not as hot these days.
PHP, on the other hand, is a terrible language. But, it can come in handy if you work on Wordpress websites. If you're not working on Wordpress sites, I would say “stay away”. It's not going to open doors for you. It's not going to teach you any best practices (although it's getting better!)
Golang is becoming incredibly popular with developers right now. It's a great language, but it's probably a bit difficult for beginners. Library support / dependency management is a nightmare (even more so if you're a beginner). Lots of devs seem to be having fun re-inventing the wheel in a relatively-new ecosystem. Some basic things lack mature solutions. Golang will, however, probably emerge in 3-5 years as an incredible language with a great ecosystem & tons of support. Today, however, the learning curve is pretty steep.
Hope this helps!
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