Derek Nguyen

South Korea Designer & coding enthusiast Joined about 2 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • Posted to Google Drive Gets a New Interface To Match Redesigned Gmail, May 10, 2018

    Interesting, while google makes it easier for others to use its material design, it seems to have moved on to a different design language, at least for these web-based services (search, image, gmail, and this drive).

    3 points
  • Posted to I'm not happy with Sketch, May 06, 2018

    FYI Sketch's official community is at this facebook group.. I don't like the fact that it's on facebook, but there is an official community.

    I don't have much problems with Sketch's performance, but I don't really have any files that have +300 artboards either... I can relate with the complaints about reliability, color tool & symbol management and the addition of prototyping — it's nice that sketch cloud is now a bit more powerful but at the same time, in the iOS preview app they took away the ability to zoom design to 100%.

    I've been using Figma for small projects here and there and I'm thoroughly impressed with it.

    1 point
  • Posted to In Defense of Design Thinking, Which Is Terrible, in reply to John P , Apr 03, 2018

    I think the issue is not so black and white though. Practicing law, accounting, dentistry or plumbing are jobs with large knowledge foundation that is based on science and facts. It is beneficial to hold practitioners of those field to a standard because their mistakes can be catastrophic.

    I think for the most of us the worst damage we could do is ruining someone's day. If we really suck, we might harm the company we work for a bit, but that's what hiring process & performance valuation are for. If I need a plumber, I surely won't ask for their portfolio & resume. I will look for the nearest person with the most reasonable price and good enough reviews.

    On the other hand, it's not that hard to imagine what kind of questions will appear in the bar exam. It surely won't start with 'Design a site that...' How are we going to judge the quality of a designer? What kind of standard will we be looking for? Who's gonna be the judge? It is all very subjective. If there are ever a license system for designers, it surely won't be about actual design work.

    The talk here is not so much about licensing or not though, I believe the point is that it is more beneficial to us designers when our clients, co-workers and family members understand enough about design that they can communicate with us using our vocabulary, and I wholeheartedly agree with that - it doesn't necessary mean that everyone is a designer.

    0 points
  • Posted to Calling all web developers: here’s why you should be using Firefox, in reply to Ilias Ismanalijev , Apr 02, 2018

    oh man, I hate sites that support only one browser -- it's understandable if they are a tiny startup or have a very special need, but these sites are just news readers -- I surely shouldn't need to install a plugin to use them (sorry for ranting on your comment).

    4 points
  • Posted to Calling all web developers: here’s why you should be using Firefox, Apr 02, 2018

    The article describes the good features of Firefox, but it doesn’t mention that Chrome supports most of those features, can save css modification between reloads, changes user agent to mobile when preview mobile sites on desktop, and just seems to be more stable overall.

    I've been using Firefox dev edition, and in my experience the difference in performance is negligible. On the other points in the article, A-frame is supported by Mozilla, but the framework works on Chrome as well. Google and a bunch of other big internet companies take part in developing Web assembly as well.

    I support and love Firefox, but not for any of the reasons listed in the article. Firefox's inspection tool is good enough for me 99.99% of the time, but I do find myself opening chrome occasionally because Firefox refuses to refresh, or just stops working due to reasons I don't understand...

    At the moment Chrome is still the best browser for developers imo, though I think web devs should have all browsers installed so they can use all of their cool features (and test your site in all of them as well).

    16 points
  • Posted to Plex: new IBM font, Mar 27, 2018

    Beautiful site, imo it would have been better if the whole thing could be scrolled vertically & uninterruptedly

    1 point
  • Posted to Lottie animations as a web component, in reply to William Riley , Mar 27, 2018

    This is awesome!

    0 points
  • Posted to Sketch2PDF • Export, Merge & Optimize PDFs, Mar 27, 2018

    The optimization option is cool, but how is it different than File > Export Artboards to PDF? I usually just do that then optimize the pdf using smallpdf if necessary

    0 points
  • Posted to Sketch adds prototyping in version 49, in reply to Emanuel Serbanoiu , Feb 28, 2018

    I like that your avatar really adds to your comment

    22 points
  • Posted to Sketch adds prototyping in version 49, Feb 28, 2018

    They not only add prototyping, but also allow sketch cloud to be a library host:

    Prototyping: You can now connect Artboards with Links and Hotspot layers to create prototypes of your designs that can be viewed in Sketch Preview, Sketch Cloud, and Sketch Mirror on iOS.

    Libraries on Sketch Cloud: Files uploaded to Sketch Cloud can now be installed as Libraries directly from Cloud.

    Can't wait to try out! Not gonna install right now though...

    2 points
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