Matthew Blode

Matthew Blode

Designer & Front-end Developer Joined about 3 years ago

  • 43 stories
  • Posted to Stellar Base Redesign, in reply to Scott Thomas , Mar 14, 2018

    GT America and Tiempos Headline

    1 point
  • Posted to Stellar Base Redesign, Mar 13, 2018

    That's a delicious font pairing

    1 point
  • Posted to Sketch adds prototyping in version 49, in reply to John P , Feb 28, 2018

    Yeah good point! I love competition and I was mostly complaining about all the designer news posts, articles, listicles, press releases, and medium posts over the past few years about the KILLER prptotyping app that you HAVE to learn to be a good designer.

    1 point
  • Posted to Sketch adds prototyping in version 49, Feb 28, 2018

    So all the time I spent learning Framer, Figma, Invision, Marvel, XD, Principle,, Prott, Flinto and Pixate was for nothing?!?1!!

    55 points
  • Posted to Intercom, Feb 05, 2018


    1 point
  • Posted to Bootstrap 4, in reply to Mark Otto , Jan 19, 2018

    Mazel tov!

    0 points
  • Posted to Instagram.css - Complete set of Instagram filters in pure CSS , in reply to V. M , Jan 15, 2018

    Yeah sorry I deleted my Twitter account

    0 points
  • Posted to Instagram.css - Complete set of Instagram filters in pure CSS , Jan 15, 2018

    Awesome work! I have used this CSS library to make a CodePen that imitates the functionality of the Instagram app:

    2 points
  • Posted to Are Designers Stingy?, Jan 06, 2018

    TL;DR: Competition is good.

    The tool and service fragmentation in the UI/UX sphere is a sign of greater competition and more options than ever before. This increased competition has driven the quality of all these tools way up and has driven the prices to a much more affordable level. In regards to the Dark Sketch theme, the $8 price was infinitely more expensive than what people are used to paying for Sketch plugins; which is $0. This isn't a bad thing obviously it's just that I personally found it way above my price expectations for Sketch on top of the paid software.

    The darkest timeline would be Adobe gaining 100% market share as a monopoly power in the design market and then being able to charge $150 a month as their is no alternative option. Currently we have all the aforementioned tools plus Affinity Designer, Figma, Invision, Marvel, Webflow, Bjango's upcoming tool, Subform, and a trillion other prototyping tools which fill and experiment with a certain niche all fighting it out and vying for the limited amount of money (or time) people are willing to spend on new tools.

    I'm also a front-end developer and it is magic that all the tools I do pay for a have an almost as good free alternatives:

    • Transmit and FileZilla/Cyberduck
    • Sublime and VSCode/Atom
    • MAMP Pro and Laravel Valet/Mamp
    • Codekit and Gulp/Grunt

    The highly competitive market and the right incentive structure has led the market to create open source software that is perfectly solid and sold for free.

    What a time to be alive.

    3 points
  • Posted to Selecting The Suitable CMS For Your Website, Jan 02, 2018

    Just choose Craft CMS everytime <3

    1 point
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