Be nice. Or else.
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Same here. Sketch 40, suffering from almost constant flickering UI, disappearing edges, randomly resized text boundaries. A crash dialog when editing a pasted vector from Illustrator. Feels like Sketch circa 2014 all over again.
False dichotomy. Constraints breed creativity.
My biggest complaint about their app was the cryptic unlabeled icons used everywhere. This is just as cryptic
I wish they'd dedicate half the energy to fixing bugs in their core app that they do to creating new features and products.
Post asked about the Pencil, not the iPad. Pencils are still mostly backordered. Makes sense there are few replies so far
They brought it up by including the grid line animation… I'm just responding to the incongruity of showing off the grid geometry of a shape that doesn't map to their own grid!
I'm sure you're right… still kinda odd that they then presented it with this grid animation that seems to want to show off the shape's geometrical precision.
I guess that's still what bugs me about this: it's not unapologetically imperfect or organic (like FF Meta, or the tilted "e" in the logotype); instead, everything else about the "G" sort of promises or implies precision and symmetry, then delivers an almost geometrically perfect shape, then just this one single, subtle aspect is not symmetrical. The curve of the G maps to a perfect circle; the stroke is precisely the same width throughout, no variation; the crossbar is perfectly centered on the yellow segment… but then there's the just slightly mismatched diagonal.
I dunno. Not a big deal in the grand scheme, just struck me as off for such an otherwise symmetrical shape.
"Breaking the grid" is fine when it improves the visual perception of perfection. IMO this does not do that; the imperfection seems glaring to me. Evidently not to everyone though… which is ok.
All well and good, if it appears to be perfect. This absolutely doesn't. I noticed the discrepancy in angles the first time I looked at the G, and watched the animation afterward, which confirmed what I saw.
Humans are pattern-recognition machines. In this logo, there is a pattern: the red/yellow division is mirrored in the blue/green division; it's only natural then to assume the yellow/green division will be likewise mirrored in the end of the red terminal (which would mark the red/blue division, were it a full circle). Giving all the indications of a pattern and then having the pattern be slightly off isn't the same as visual alignment or visual kerning.
Illustrator gets this right, with the "Align to Pixel Grid" option and a setting to turn this on/off by default for pasted paths.
Be nice. Or else.
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