James Matchett

James Matchett

Nashville Lead Mobile UX Designer at HCA Joined almost 6 years ago

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  • Posted to 9 years ago Sketch took the torch from Adobe Fireworks, but..., Aug 26, 2019

    I have to agree with this person

    Figma converts are insufferable.

    We get it you like Figma. Are you also vegan and do crossfit?

    We've been testing the use of figma. My biggest problem with it so far is adapting to not having the plugins that I rely on and the fact we can't lock down the components in the way we have in sketch to allow for some flexibility but to not completely ruin the design system by overrides things.

    7 points
  • Posted to Anima 4.0 - Sketch to React and Developer-friendly Code, Jun 26, 2019

    My biggest question about Anima is how many people use it for the export as opposed to use it to compensate for features that we wish were in Sketch?

    We largely use the padding and stacks for our symbols in our design system, but have never really done anything with the exporting.

    1 point
  • Posted to Any designers using Framer X? Why or why not?, Jun 19, 2019

    I use to use Framer all the time. I thought Framer X was going to be ground breaking, instead it feels way more like a developer tool than a designer tool so I've stopped using it entirely.

    9 points
  • Posted to Making long horizontal tables suck less with a scroll handle, Aug 17, 2018

    I like the thought behind it, but I'm not necessarily sold on the execution.

    0 points
  • Posted to Aren’t there too many design formats?, in reply to Robert Salazar , Aug 16, 2018

    As for USB hardware standards are a lot easier it seems like because of the manufacturing process. Also it was created by 7 of the largest tech companies at the time, so of course it's going to be common.

    File formats are a bit different. JPEGs came from the ISO and a standard group within the UN from a quick google search. PDFs were proprietary for the longest time but now are open and an ISO standard.

    Maybe that's what it takes, we need some universally recognized group or for all the design tools to come together to create in. Instead of this situation where one company says they're creating a new standard and we get just another "standard".

    0 points
  • Posted to Aren’t there too many design formats?, in reply to Tim Kjær Lange , Aug 16, 2018

    I mean literally built for a different purpose. The fact we relied on photoshop so much when it was a photo editing tool not a design tool.

    There's power in tools that bridge that gap, but I've also seen those tools be barriers to some great designers because they don't have the flexibility that designers need sometimes. I'm hoping for great things with Framer and Framer X though, it's been the closest I've seen to cover the gambit of skillsets.

    2 points
  • Posted to Aren’t there too many design formats?, in reply to Vu Hoang Anh , Aug 16, 2018

    Sounds like we've got a 15th standard!

    Making it free and open doesn't mean everyone will use it, you're asking people to potentially rewrite entire segments of their software for your standard. Hasn't sketch's file format been open since sketch 43?

    So to bring up Daniel's question again, what are you going to do to keep OCTOPUS from being another standard?

    6 points
  • Posted to Create next-level layouts with Framer X, in reply to Wallie Subs , Aug 02, 2018

    I was #143 last time an email was sent out and I still have received an invite.

    0 points
  • Posted to Australia Gold Design System, in reply to Doug Orchard , Mar 07, 2018

    staging still works https://uikit.staging.service.gov.au/

    0 points
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