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Will Froelich

Will Froelich

Prototyper @ FFORM Joined about 6 years ago via an invitation from Allan G. Will has invited Danny DeBelius

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  • Posted to Sketch is going with a new licensing model, in reply to Suganth S , Jun 08, 2016

    That was already an issue it's just the boundary is now your own subscription date and not the arbitrary date the major version was bumped.

    Plugin's requiring a certain version is on the plugin developer, not Bohemian Coding. If it's a paid plugin and you're not willing to pay for the most recent version of an app you use regularly enough to want a plugin for it, you are not their customer.

    2 points
  • Posted to You might not need a CSS framework, Apr 22, 2016

    This feels a lot like the "you don't need jQuery anymore!" posts.

    The core bits of most frameworks are there to help bring sanity to the differences in browsers rendering engines. Same goes for a grid that's been tested against many browsers and versions.

    I think the comment about "just use flexbox" kinda illustrates the point. Yes, we could use it, and I think some frameworks even do use it under the covers, but if you look at browser support http://caniuse.com/#feat=flexbox you need a fallback plan for IE. That leads to shims that you need to be aware of, which if you used a framework, you probably don't have to care about.

    Another reason to use a framework is working with multiple developers. If you've built the project around a popular framework, or even one with documentation, then you give anyone joining the project later on a head start.

    So yeah, maybe investigate alternatives and don't use frameworks to solve all your problems, but understand when they are useful and don't be scare to use one because some might call it easy mode.

    1 point
  • Posted to Following Apple’s design dogma with stunning illustrations – 7 great examples, Mar 17, 2016

    And yet I haven't seen a single one of those Apps in person or noticed them on the App Store.

    It's a tough getting people to download your app no matter how great it is

    0 points
  • Posted to Sketch 3.6, Mar 01, 2016

    Has anyone determined a way to center text that has character spacing other than selecting the last letter and setting it's space to zero?

    I thought for sure with these text-focused improvements we'd see a solution to that.

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Was your iPad Pro a successful purchase?, in reply to John P , Dec 28, 2015

    Procreate is in a market where there's a lot of competition. If you value software based on it's price, I think you're doing it wrong.

    If it makes you feel better, Auria is $50 for the DAW and more for any VSTs you buy. Garageband is $5 but subsidized by Apple as it adds value to their hardware and software platform.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Was your iPad Pro a successful purchase?, in reply to John P , Dec 27, 2015

    I used to think that but after using the iPad Pro for a month with an Apple Pencil, I'm starting to think otherwise.

    Procreate is an amazing drawing app. When I picked it up, I figured I would use Astropad (makes the iPad a Cintiq basically) + Photoshop on my MBP. After using Procreate for a few minutes I felt completely satisfied for all my drawing needs. Drawing with the pencil in one hand, and panning/scaling the canvas with my other hand is amazing and makes the Cintiq seem like a relic. You can export, with layers to a PSD.. It's bonkers that it's $10.

    Another thing I wanted the iPad for was music creation. Last I had used was Garageband, which is actually pretty amazing for $5. Now there's a DAW called Auria, which basically enables full music production from the iPad alone. There are a bunch of other music tools that are highly enjoyable with that touch surface for controlling too.

    There are others, but I think what people miss is why the iPad is useful in the pro space. I like to think of it like a sketchbook. It has a pretty defined and limited purpose. It's lack of "features" is a function. It keeps you focused on what you're doing. It's also super portable and easy to get out and sketch.

    So yeah, I think there are definitely pro level apps. I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to draw with the apple pencil. You can easily be productive with it and work it into your pipeline. If it ran OS X, I wouldn't bother with it. A whole bunch of software not designed for the touch screen sounds like a bad time to me.

    1 point
  • Posted to WTF Adobe? (Photoshop Welcome Screen), in reply to Christoph O , Dec 09, 2015

    I've seen this same issue. Am I missing something, anyone have an idea why a file I definitely just had open and saved doesn't show in the welcome screen recent file list?

    0 points
  • Posted to WebKit removes the 350ms click delay for iOS, Oct 15, 2015

    I just use this pattern for sites that I want to get rid of that delay

    var clickOrTap = ('ontouchstart' in document.documentElement) ? 'touchstart' : 'click'; $("#thing").on(clickOrTap, function(){ ...

    Which let's me support desktop & mobile while maintaining double click or other gestures.

    0 points
  • Posted to The New Microsoft Surface Book, in reply to Christopher James , Oct 07, 2015

    I think more Windows users pirate their software. That means most Win developers need to target B2B deals or larger companies that will pay for the software, which is why you end up with pretty poorly designed stuff until you hit the Adobe level.

    Mac buyers tend to be willing to pay more for quality which opens up lower cost indie development.

    Or at least that may be the assumption many indie devs hold which just perpetuates the problem.

    4 points
  • Posted to Fantastical 2 for Mac, in reply to Ugur Kaner , Mar 26, 2015

    What I find even more surprising is that they think[1] this is the discounted pricing that will only last a month...

    [1] https://twitter.com/flexibits/status/580882234443337728

    0 points
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