Weston Thayer

Portland, OR Design @ Zapier Joined about 3 years ago

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  • Posted to Chill online meetup for Designers who code Front-End, Oct 17, 2018

    Sure

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  • Posted to Sketch 52 released, Oct 02, 2018

    We had an issue where text in symbols was showing up as a bulleted list. Heads up that they moved the list type options from the right sidebar to the Text menu at the top.

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  • Posted to Getting remote critique right, in reply to Luke Jones , Sep 06, 2018

    It's when you get feedback on a design asynchronously, not in real-time. For example, you might email a Google Doc to someone asking for their thoughts. They can comment when they have time, on their own schedule. I've done this with InVision, where people can add comments over a few day span.

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  • Posted to Getting remote critique right, in reply to Luke Jones , Sep 04, 2018

    Definitely fits in with my experience, nice work! Have you tried out async critiques at all?

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  • Posted to It’s time to meet Framer X, an advanced interaction design tool that’s easy for just about anyone to use., in reply to Itay Abraham , Jul 26, 2018

    IMO, Framer made it wayyyy easier to prototype using code than starting from scratch with HTML/CSS/JS. Sure, it's easy to get a basic webpage up, but what happens when you want live reloading? Need to find and add tooling. What happens when you want to be able to drag things around the screen? Either find a library or understand the web's low-level interaction APIs.

    Framer abstracted all of that into an IDE and API that was very easy to pick up and use compared to a "from scratch" approach.

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  • Posted to The Importance of Design QA in Digital Product Design, in reply to Jess Eddy , Jul 23, 2018

    I could see that working. I think PMs would miss a lot of the details, but the designer would catch them. The only downside is that it could be a lot of manual work, depending on how many pages you have to repeatedly do design QA on.

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  • Posted to Can anyone recommend a good collaborative sitemap tool?, Jul 20, 2018

    We've had really good luck with https://mural.co/

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  • Posted to The Importance of Design QA in Digital Product Design, Jul 18, 2018

    Great article! We use a similar process when building out new UI.

    How do you deal with design bugs that happen as side-effects? For example, sometimes we'll QA and ship a new landing page. Months later, some other team is refactoring some CSS for a different feature and makes a change that causes a design bug in our landing page, as an unintentional side-effect. Our team is no longer working on the landing page, so we don't notice the design bug for some time, and the team that introduced the bug had no idea our landing page was even at risk of breaking from their changes.

    Over time, these side-effect bugs really add up, but it's hard to catch them as they happen.

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  • Posted to I am thinking about going from Sketch to Figma.. Any inputs about that?, in reply to Ktrn Dsrs , Jun 21, 2018

    Wow that's great, thanks for the video. That is indeed exactly what I need

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  • Posted to I am thinking about going from Sketch to Figma.. Any inputs about that?, in reply to Andrew Richardson , Jun 19, 2018

    Thanks! And there's no equivalent of AutoLayout's stacks in Figma yet right? This spectrum thread seems to confirm.

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