John Williams

California Designer Joined over 4 years ago

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  • 43 comments
  • 9 upvotes
  • Posted to Sketch 55, in reply to Conor B , May 23, 2019

    Copy and paste from web browser into sketch. It skips downloading.

    1 point
  • Posted to Adobe XD Release May 2019: Design systems, components, and so much more, in reply to Andrei Rac , May 16, 2019

    Yeah, I don't understand the product direction by the XD team. The 99% of users just want feature parity with Sketch/Figma. Why are they adding a feature for game designers? Just focus on the fundamentals and you'll get more users because of the Adobe family. We just moved away from XD to Figma because their design system support is much more mature.

    0 points
  • Posted to What do you do to keep your creative juice flowing after working on mundane work?, Apr 22, 2019

    I recently discovered playing music is a nice alternative to design. It's just as complex and creative as ux/visual design.

    3 points
  • Posted to Sketch vs Figma, Adobe XD and other UI Design applications, in reply to Ravi Shanker , Apr 19, 2019

    If I was Figma, I wouldn't sell. In my opinion, Figma is worth more than Invision in the future. Figma already has prototyping covered.

    0 points
  • Posted to Sketch vs Figma, Adobe XD and other UI Design applications, in reply to Matt C , Apr 19, 2019

    I've used all three extensively. Figma's online collaboration is a killer feature. It's no wonder Sketch decided to get funding and make a web version because of this. I feel bad for Invision Studio because they are so far behind now.

    0 points
  • Posted to What technical skills do designers need in 2019?, in reply to Kate M , Apr 11, 2019

    If the current designers aren't learning this, the new up and coming students are. The demand for technical designers is only going to grow with SPA Web Apps, AR/VR and AI.

    3 points
  • Posted to Ongoing debate over new Figma UI, in reply to Mattan Ingram , Apr 09, 2019

    I've been using Figma for 2 years. Their new UI still makes me hesitate when I need to edit the form fields whereas Sketch is immediately obvious. It's a step back in usability.

    3 points
  • Posted to Amazon's App Pattern That Take Advantage of Unused Real Estate, in reply to Matthew O'Connor , Apr 01, 2019

    Bottom Nav should not always be recommended. Bottom Nav only works if your app has 5 main navigation items like Instagram. Amazon has so many department pages it makes sense for them to keep the hamburger menu. Let's say you have a new 6th page that needs to be promoted, what happens next? The Bottom Nav doesn't scale as your app grows.

    -2 points
  • Posted to John Maeda: “In reality, design is not that important”, Mar 20, 2019

    If [the company’s] audience is designers, and people with high standards of quality, then fantastic. But if they do that, maybe they won’t worry about the tech stack, that actually it’s a brittle tech stack and maybe it works 99 times out of 100,”

    I would say Invision falls into this category. Amazing design but their products never meet our expectations. Where is Invision Studio after all the hype? The beta was really rough and I haven't gone back.

    0 points
  • Posted to Sketch, maker of popular design tool, just landed $20 million in funding, in reply to George Brown , Mar 14, 2019

    Not anymore with Win10

    0 points
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