Rhys Merritt

Rhys Merritt

Designer Joined almost 4 years ago

  • 13 stories
  • Posted to How to reduce Sketch file size, in reply to Roben Kleene , Jun 14, 2019

    you can export .fig files - https://help.figma.com/article/205-exporting-to-other-tools

    what if you logged in one day and an important file was missing

    I'm really not sure if that's possible. I certainly haven't heard of this ever occurring, and the community is pretty active with talking about issues.

    1 point
  • Posted to How to reduce Sketch file size, Jun 12, 2019

    Switch to Figma.


    Honestly though - this is one thing I don't miss about Sketch... Local files and sluggish performance on larger project files.

    2 points
  • Posted to Listen Together - Collaborative Listening Concept for Spotify, Jun 12, 2019

    Aren't Spotify already working on pretty much exactly this? If it comes out in a short while, you should definitely consider working for them! haha. Really cool concept mate - I love it.

    I would love to see more detail in how this would work.. An initial question I have is around how I can queue songs up, and can the primary person in the group neg songs? is there like an 'admin' of each group? I understand this is a concept only, but it would be amazing to see all of the small details as well.

    2 points
  • Posted to Sketch introduces collaboration & versioning , in reply to Joseph Barrientos , Jun 07, 2019

    Always nice to downsize the toolset. We recently moved from Sketch / Abstract / Zeplin to just using Figma and I'm pretty happy so far... I'd love it if Sketch introduced a way to add dev handoff as well

    2 points
  • Posted to Why do you think this community has died?, in reply to Steven Cavins , May 22, 2019

    a couple of folks that work at unicorns that enforce a Stasi-like "Be Nice" Policy that stunts all productive discussion

    This resonated very hard. I don't participate in many discussions now because so many communities / individuals seem more interested in constantly flattering and congratulating each other. It feels like criticism is being mistaken for negativity.

    12 points
  • Posted to Anyone here use Toptal?, May 13, 2019

    I refuse to look at toptal after seeing how much they spammed here on DN. It just left a bad impression on me so I have very negative connotations

    1 point
  • Posted to Apple Arcade, in reply to Ktrn Dsrs , Mar 29, 2019

    I think you're on the right wavelength here. I am guessing Apple are in no way going for any of the hardcore gaming market share here.. I see this as a way Apple can ensure parents are not simply buying their kids 1 off apps, but instead paying a subscription to a gaming service... So Apple can now be provided with yet another constant revenue stream.

    Sure - there will be others who buy into this, but I see kids with parents ipads as being a majority of the customer base.

    OR I've misunderstood all of this and they are making some seriously odd choices.

    1 point
  • Posted to Tiny Trend: Mouse Interactions, Feb 13, 2019

    The Duroc and Ben Mingo websites gave me anxiety when using them... I didn't try the rest. Can't say I'm a fan of these mouse interactions at all.

    2 points
  • Posted to The End of the Celebrity Designer, Feb 07, 2019

    I'm baffled by the comments in here? Did anyone actually read the article? These comments seem like they are aimed at a different article... I'm super confused...

    I found this write up to be very motivational and insightful - especially the parts about Redefining what it means to be “great” - I get the sense that Tim and the Abstract team are exceptionally grounded people.

    Another part that really struck a cord was the idea of changing the word but for and when giving feedback. I think this is a wonderful approach! It really does shift the tone away from belittlement. Very simple yet powerful change.

    I really loved this read, and just shared it with the rest of my team.

    6 points
  • Posted to BlacksWhoDesign, Feb 06, 2019

    I think this is a very interesting topic, and judging by a few of the comments, an important discussion to have.

    I feel like society is going through big transitions at the minute when you look at it on a certain timescale, like decades. We are going through a difficult time trying to figure out how we can create a much more inclusive world, and it is important to be able to try things out, and discover what works and doesn't work.

    I don't know if this approach creates a bigger divide by re enforcing the idea of putting people into 'categories' instead of focusing on changing collective mindset to be more open and inclusive, or if it genuinely works by bringing focused to an under-represented group who have dealt with prejudice in the industry. I haven't witnessed this kind of prejudice myself (knowingly) - but I'm sure it happens more than we would like to think. So whatever the actual outcome of this approach, I'm definitely glad people are doing things like this to try and improve the state of things.

    I think things regarding this topic are insanely more complex than surface level discussions like this - so I feel like these will always be hot button issues on the internet where we communicate in snippets.

    All things considered, I like this idea - even though at first the use of the word 'blacks' made me a bit uncomfortable.

    3 points
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