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Obviously biased here, but I feel that the emoji within Windows 10 are a great and equal contrast to the ones that Apple and Google produce. Bring a smile to my face whenever I get to use em, big fan of the flat colors and bold lines.
I bring it up because I think there is a benefit to using the emoji designed for the platform you're on. These are designed to fit with the rest of the design language. While Apple's emoji look great on their devices, Google/Facebook/Windows/etc feel right alongside the UI they were designed for.
In terms of how I use guides, it's typically closer to the need that a column grid provides... to ensure vertical or horizontal rhythm throughout a page. Sometimes these guide layouts are not perfectly spaced in what a traditional column grid provides, but it's further from the world of arbitrary guides. I usually start by creating my margin lines and other major snap points on a column grid and go from there. In terms of other Adobe products, I've always personally liked how Photoshop's guides are created compared to Illustrator, since they are easier for me to create pixel perfect guides.
Adobe XD has quickly become my favorite design program. I use others throughout the day for specialized tasks, but I find that I increasingly open those less and less each day.
This is due to the built-in prototyping tools. True, there are times where I wish that I didn't have to use something else to create micro-interactions, I've been realizing recently that the simple click-through prototypes actually meet my needs a vast majority of the time.
That being said, here are my top requests
Thank you so much for your work on this program. It's hugely appreciated!
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/cat/categoryID.70036700 Seems like the store has been updated, you'll find the ability to buy Windows 10 if you scroll down on the store landing page for Windows :)
Dear OP... hello from Studio H/3F!
Actually this movie isn't by Steven Soderbergh, it's Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin (equally awesome) and the plot isn't about the iPhone keynote... "According to Universal's press release, the film is "set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter."
While I am a big fan of Khoi's writings, I was actually pretty let down by that book. At the time I read it, when it first came out, it felt a little limited in it's scope, and maybe a bit more suited for beginners. Still have it on my shelf though, might be good to re-read it.
I think some better readings are those that he takes clear inspiration from, that are listed in the appendix of the book:
The Typographic Grid - Hans Rudolf Bosshard http://www.amazon.com/Typographic-Grid-Hans-Rudolf-Bosshard/dp/3721203402
Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type - Kimbery Elam http://www.amazon.com/Grid-Systems-Principles-Organizing-Design/dp/1568984650/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429983222&sr=1-1&keywords=grid+systems+principles+of+organizing+type+design+briefs
The Grid Book - Hannah B Higgins http://www.amazon.com/The-Grid-Book-Hannah-Higgins/dp/0262512408
The Grid - Allan Hurlburt http://www.amazon.com/The-Grid-Production-Newpapers-Magazines/dp/047128923X
Grid Systems in Graphic Design - Joseph Muller-Brockmann http://www.amazon.com/Grid-Systems-Graphic-Design-Communication/dp/3721201450
The Designer & The Grid - Lucienne Roberts & Julia Thrift http://www.amazon.com/Designer-Grid-Julia-Thrift/dp/2880468140
Making and Breaking the Grid - Timothy Samara http://www.amazon.com/Making-Breaking-Grid-Graphic-Workshop/dp/1592531253
Some incredible work up there.
I'd like to know your thoughts behind simultaneously running a blog that is quite based around your personality and interests, while at the same time not having much in terms of your design work online? Is it that you more of a manager now? You strike as someone who still makes things, so I guess this is me asking why we can't get some awesome case studies of some of your work :)
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