Anwar Choukah

Anwar Choukah

Designer. Digs CSS, HTML and typography Joined over 4 years ago

  • 4 stories
  • 33 comments
  • 19 upvotes
  • Posted to How do you manage icons? [Questionnaire], Oct 11, 2016

    I've tried IconJar and loved it until I started using Lingo.

    Not only does it sync, but you can also subscribe to icon collections which will ensure they're always up to date (so far I only subscribe to the Noun Project and Google's Material Icons).

    Heartily recommended and it's free!

    1 point
  • Posted to AMA: Brad Frost, Web Designer, Mar 04, 2016

    What's your favourite CSS selector pattern?

    Mine is the lobotomised owl. * + *.

    I've only used it once for a personal small project, but I was smiling for at least 10 minutes afterwards.

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  • Posted to Just, Sep 27, 2015

    Slightly off topic, but my 'favourite' 'just' ever was at work when head of marketing handed me some wire frames and said: 'Can you just colour these in?' I've hated her ever since.

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  • Posted to Why I'm Done With Social Media Buttons, Sep 27, 2015

    Does it not depend on who the article/website is aimed at?

    Power users have better ways of sharing than using the sharing buttons. I use the tools baked into my RSS reader if I want to share. Most of the time, it's for Instapaper, Pinboard or Twitter, depending on what I want the article for.

    Non-power users would probably never visit Solomon.io or Information Architects.

    Those sharing buttons are not for you. They're for the cat-picture-sharing crowd.

    On a more important note.. What's with that horizontally-flipped apostrophe in the headlines on Solomon.io?!

    1 point
  • Posted to Hot To Create An Illustration In Sketch With 3 Simple Shapes, in reply to insonmay fan , Aug 24, 2015

    I don't know.. The pen tool in illustrator is the best in terms of behaviour and responsiveness, feature-wise Illustrator is the most complete, but man! I hate it.

    It takes 5 minutes to start up on an old 2011 MacBook Pro with 4GB RAM, SVG export is absolutely awful and has been for years.

    If you need gradient grids (or whatever the hell they call it) it's necessary, otherwise..

    Man! Did I say I hate Illustrator?

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Thoughts on the new Swarm app icon?, in reply to Alec Lomas , Aug 22, 2015

    I don't think full alpha support would work very well on iOS.. The Springboard would look a gods-awful mess if every icon was differently shaped. It might work if users had more control over icon placement like in Android, but, alas..

    Still, I agree with you that the Android icon is nicer..

    2 points
  • Posted to Google Just Made Its Smartwatch Faces Actually Useful, Aug 22, 2015

    Hmmm.. Not very attractive, is it..

    Mind you, I've got a (much prettier to look at) Apple Watch on loan from work, and apart from being good at telling the time, has a great weather app and makes me feel bad for not getting enough exercise, I still prefer my cheap-ish, but awesome analog Nixon watch.

    0 points
  • Posted to Making 3D in CSS has never been easier, Aug 22, 2015

    Stunning stuff! Even works on my iPad mini 1! A bit tricky to control it, but it works...

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  • Posted to Css: Background-image-opacity would be great!, in reply to Marc Edwards , Aug 16, 2015

    Ugly hacks for IE is acceptable. I always have to talk myself out of making it uglier than necessary:)

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  • Posted to Hasp – A Minimal CSS preprocessor with hilarious documentation, Aug 16, 2015

    Looks really good! I love the simplicity and basic functionality. The syntax is intuitive, should take no time at all to learn..

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