Be nice. Or else.
Community Staff Sydney Australia & the Netherlands Waldorf & Statler @ the balcony (creative director & digital strategist) Joined over 4 years ago via an invitation from Dave T.
We see this happen in an offline setting all the time as well. It's just more hidden.
I had that written down too, but removed it cuz it kinda fell under:
don't have time to write about their findings/struggles
:) but I agree 100%! It's an issue!
You can't design without a tool. It's the starting point, the easiest thing to talk about.
A lot of us also won't want to talk about our design problems for several reasons.
And then there's the occasional "real problem" related article that DOES pop up. Some of them are written well, some of them aren't. Most are met with critique, not always of the useful kind.
All in all, I think we're doing pretty well though.
The tools help out, and expose us to a lot of UI solutions on their own. There's a couple of articles here and there that are actually very interesting.
... and occasionally, the true value is in the comments!
I went from "BWAHAHA LIST ARTICLE" to "hey, this is actually pretty solid!" in the span of +- 9 steps.
How about that.
MS Paint was so much better in those days. It actually had a niche use, in that it did pixels. Full stop. No anti-aliasing horsemanure. Just pixels.
I loved doing pixel art in it. Absolutely loved it. It was so god damn binary, so crazily simple, that it had a USE. I was better at pixel manipulation than Photoshop. Because all it COULD do was pixels.
I miss old MS Paint :'(
Curiosity was killing this here cat, so I figured I'd let you guys loose on a poll;
Understood. I don't excel at Illustrator at all, so most of even my vector work gets done in Photoshop! But I'm suppose I'm the "odd one out" in that :)
For me; Windows.
Be nice. Or else.
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