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Can you expand on that? I am using craft, but cannot locate a feature that allows the developer to drop a transparent image of the design over the developer's version of the file.
Switching to the production channel saved the day! Thank you so much.
Hey, Stephen! I have another pressing question - when will the craft sync plugin be updated to work with the latest version of Sketch? It's absurd how much I rely on it these days. Also -- Am I correct in assuming the inspect part of InVision only works if you upload work via craft sync? Thanks for keeping us updated here on DN. And for making InVision. And being you!
Hey. Designer with ADD here. I've had it all my life. So has my brother. And my dad.
I love reading about normal, successful professionals like me with ADD, and my secret pleasure is checking out the ADHD subreddit.
I tried a bunch of different meds growing up and ultimately said, "Fuck it!" due to the side effects/price/forgetfulness. Once I got a real job and realized my lack of focus wasn't working in my favor, I started taking something again–-something else, something with side effects I could deal with.
And you know what? I love who I am on meds. I no longer annoy myself by losing my focus a million times in conversation or blurting out absurd thoughts. I can actually get work done and communicate with people (mostly) effectively. Oh, and my driving's better. And I only have to go back home and double check that I turned off the stove every once in a while.
I actually attempted to go off medication about a month ago just to see what life's like, and I wasn't a fan. Our society talks a lot about how docs push pills and how you shouldn't have to take stuff every day. I get that; I don't WANT to take something, and I especially don't want to pay a lot of cash to take something daily, but my world is so much better with these meds in my life.
On them, I'm a more improved version of myself. Katie 2.0.
Of course, the meds wear off after a certain number of hours, so I'm still left with my cooky self after work and on weekends when I don't take them. I haven't at all "lost myself."
Oh, and I have a thousand methods of dealing with ADD:
LISTS, LISTS, LISTS. I have lists for everything. I have lists of lists I need to make.
Routine: The more patterns I create in my life routine, the better.
React more slowly to stuff that bothers me. If something upsets me, I sit on it for a few days before bringing it to light. More often than not, I'll forget about it or decide it's not a big deal.
When cooking in the kitchen, use timers. And don't leave the room.
What's not fun is when I do a little search for an InVision tip and end up with a million tabs open writing a novella on Designer News.
But all in all, I can deal with my ADD, and it's part of what makes me the happy, fun, spontaneous person I am. I'd take it over being boring any day.
hahaha. that sometimes happens on our team--often by a designer! :/
I always do the following:
It's not my favorite workflow, but it gets me by. Just did it 5 minutes ago actually!
If anyone out there has a better solution, please let me know!
Always love Stripe. The landing page reminds me of a more minimal version of CIT Bank's landing page: https://www.bankoncit.com/
I'd recommend a more prominent search, such as a search box to the right of the logo (under the site description) expanding the width of the page. It took me a good minute of searching to find the search bar, which is pretty much the most valuable feature of the site.
Love the idea, by the way. Bookmarked!
I like the bit about giving projects a due date of 1-2 weeks out. Giving anyone--whether they're a designer or dev--the ability to create their own schedule is crucial.
That also prevents other projects from creeping up and stealing valuable time from other projects on that person's plate.
Encourage infiltration of personal activities within the office. You could have an awesome bike rack inside or post people's personal artwork or accomplishes on the walls. Host cookoffs or go on roadtrips to conferences and document the experiences via social media.
TLDR: Do fun things, and document it!
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