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Stuttgart, Germany Design director at Strichpunkt — UI/UX, Brand, Design Systems, Product Vision & Prototyping Joined over 2 years ago
That's neat. Does it support path morphing? And is a Mac or Web version planned?
I might be wrong, but I think locally overriding styles never was a feature in Sketch, was it? I thought I had seen that somewhere or read about it. But not sure where:
Adobe Illustrator and InDesign are probably the closest to what you are presumably looking for. Their implementation is pretty sophisticated, allowing to define which attributes are part of a style and which ones are not. But it is also complicated and hard to see through, if you're not working with styles you've setup yourself.
Err… did this comment land in the wrong thread maybe? :)
Great! It only works with color so far though, right?
It's the same language, just another dialect. https://robots.thoughtbot.com/replace-coffeescript-with-es6
Perhaps a typeface designer could give the computer 5-10 letters, and the computer could use machine learning to generate the rest of the typeface?
I like the idea. Not to actually produce fonts, but eventually to enhance the ideation and decision making phase in some respects by letting the type designer quickly have a preview of the potential of his ideas.
Not so much by looking at the content but by looking at the hints I as a designer gave. So if I placed a text layer with 40px font size, #000000 black in Roboto on an artboard that belongs to project X for brand Y, my friendly typographic assistant could suggest to change it to 36px, #1a1a1a, Product Sans, -.01em character spacing and 1.1x line-height because that would be the closest styling that's correct according to the typographic system of the project (and brand). Basically linting for designers. Actually not sure if ML is needed for that, but maybe ML could help to guess the intention of the designer more accurately.
In the creative process, helping to find close alternatives could be helpful. E.g. if I choose a font that is not available or too pricey for a project, quickly get some high quality alternate options with means to compare pricewise. Or finding a font with squishy search terms, like "soft", "warm", "friendly, but not too friendly".
Yes, Stackswell is nice. Still some extra steps, though.
Working with type where? In design tools, I'd say consistently applying the right typographic styles to the right texts for the right viewport width and so on is more of a hassle than it should be. This is valid, once the typographic system is set for a specific project. That is settled with a few of lines of code for developers but often a jungle of text style presets, tables and/or cerebral matter for designers in most of graphic design tools. I'd love to see some computer-aid there. E.g. a plugin, which guesses and applies the intended font-size, color, spacing, …. In the creative process of choosing, selecting type, pairings? That's way less painful and I would not want to rely on algorithms there as much as I'd expect them to be potentially limiting in some ways.
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