Chris Masters

Chris Masters

Joined over 8 years ago via an invitation from Paul M.

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  • Posted to Start up bubble and designers, what would happen?, in reply to Aubrey Johnson , Feb 20, 2014

    Very well put, have an upvote.

    I'd just like to add one thing as a designer that worked through the '01 bust — sure, this time it's different but there are also some notable similarities.

    History doesn't repeat but it echoes... and it sure looks frothy in some areas to me.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Send to Inc, in reply to Karri Saarinen , Feb 13, 2014

    Looks great — one thing I noticed was the background image on the quickly reveals the grey background at narrower screen widths.

    I think a background-size: cover; would fix it.

    Nice work! :)

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  • Posted to Show DN: Symbols Plugin for Sketch, in reply to Tisho Georgiev , Jan 05, 2014

    Very nice — thanks for your work.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Using Smart Objects when designing on Photoshop, best practices?, in reply to Aaron S , Dec 13, 2013

    I try to use smart objects as much as possible & overall find them exceptionally useful, but I think that Aaron highlights an area of working with them that can be frustrating.

    Knowing when to 'break off' an object into a smart object can be difficult. In that example the background of the button and the text should be separate, so that the button text can be changed easily — but in the event of a wider button size being needed then obviously simply cloning the Smart Object doesn't make sense.

    In those circumstances I tend to either revert back to shapes or use the copy smart object option, rather than duplicating. As this creates an entirely new smart object which you can then safely increase the width of without affecting all the proceeding objects.

    I think that ultimately working out when & how to structure a document takes a lot of practice and comes from personal preference too, but for me, the combination of smart objects & layer comps when used efficiently can be very powerful for UI design.

    I'd also agree that immediately making a bitmap image a smart object and then scaling can be a great way of avoiding an 'oh god I wish I had kept an original sized version of that image' moment.

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