Weston Thayer

Portland, OR Design @ Zapier Joined about 2 years ago

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  • Posted to Can I convert a website into sketchapp file? , in reply to V. M , Aug 05, 2017

    Oh, neat! What did you get working? You can email me at me@westonthayer.com if you want.

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  • Posted to Can I convert a website into sketchapp file? , in reply to V. M , Aug 04, 2017

    Heh a pure HTML renderer would be on a similar level of difficulty to writing your own renderer for a web browser. You'd have to handle all the quirks of the CSS and HTML specs. I don't have that kinda free time!

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  • Posted to Can I convert a website into sketchapp file? , Aug 02, 2017

    This probably won't be useful for you after reading your description, but going off of

    Can I convert a website into a sketchapp file?

    That's an interesting problem! react-sketchapp is probably the closest solution. In a nutshell, it reads React and renders it into Sketch as real layers (not images). You'd have to create your website in React Native though.

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  • Posted to Stop designing in Sketch. Design in the Browser., Mar 23, 2017

    When you design in the browser, you're forced to consider things like layout immediately, from the blank page you started with until the last pixel. And there's all those browser/bugs quirks that you have to look up.

    Then there's the question of whether you should create good HTML/CSS from the start. Should you stop and consider whether <section> is appropriate here or just go with <div> soup? What about when you need interactivity that CSS can't handle? Do you hack the JS or pull in a framework...

    My point is that designing the browser introduces a whole new set of design decisions that have to be made, which slows you down and might not be an appropriate use of time, depending on where you are in the design process.

    Design benefits from experimenting with variations. If you've ever had an idea that involved a dramatically different layout, but then shied away because "the code would be hard", it might be time to use a different tool that makes trying different layouts easy (Sketch, Photoshop, etc). Just my 2c

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  • Posted to Auto-Layout: Introducing Stacks  —  Flexbox for Sketch, Feb 21, 2017

    Cool! Might be worth correcting:

    For the very first time, Sketch app users are able to apply Flexbox technology directly in Sketch.

    From 2015: https://medium.com/facebook-design/exploring-dynamic-layout-in-sketch-fdf0e825d1cf#.ncju0vkbs

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Who's hiring? (February 2017), Feb 10, 2017

    We're looking for a Design Manager at Zapier.

    Feel free to message me about working remotely or the company (weston.thayer at zapier dot com).

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  • Posted to Introducing Version Control for Design Systems, Jan 12, 2017

    This is fantastic. I've been comparing brand.ai vs. Invision Craft's Library plugin. This definitely pushes brand.ai past Library for me.

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  • Posted to DesignGuidelines.co - The way products are built., in reply to Sandor Gyuris , Jan 05, 2017

    Good to hear! What are some of the differences you're hoping to highlight?

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  • Posted to DesignGuidelines.co - The way products are built., Jan 05, 2017

    Cool site! FYI there's also styleguides.io, which has 176 examples along with relevant articles, books, podcasts, etc. I've used it heavily in the past.

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  • Posted to Auto Layout Plugin Demo/Tutorial, Dec 30, 2016

    Thanks for the demo! What does this plugin do that Sketch's native layout features don't?

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