Be nice. Or else.
UI / Visual Designer Joined about 3 years ago via an invitation from Nathan L.
This is looking great. I’ll try it out, thank you!
First of all, how dare you be biased. (Joking).
What’s the trajectory of Figma looking like? The surge in usage of Sketch was quick and it’s moving towards industry standard in UI design. Honestly? Sketch import / export isn’t a huge deal to me as long as I can communicate design to stakeholders.
I refuse to upvote it, but appreciate the joke ;)
Windows now has a built-in bash shell, which is a huge step forward
Damn! That is amazing. This was a huge struggle for me back when I was trying to set up testing environments with Windows + VirtualBox.
I was thinking of doing a blog post on this aimed at designers & web developers, but this thread will probably be a better source of information.
I would find this hugely helpful in blog post format. Even with the small number of responses this has had so far it becomes a muddle of information.
Out of interest, why have the two separate systems for work? Why not have a dedicated computer for gaming and a dedicated computer for work?
Do you do any prototyping? Do you use a design/dev handoff tool like Avocode or Zeplin? Those would be two other areas to consider how a switch to windows might impact your workflow.
Yes, these will impact that somewhat. I’m hoping whatever I use will have plugins that allow me to hand off designs to development in the future.
How are you finding text rendering on Windows these days? One of the main reasons I switched to Mac in the first place was that type and colour display was so wonderful by default.
My most recent experience of Windows was a gaming rig I built with Windows 8 about 2 years ago. That was one heck of a jump, but I imagine this one to be a lot more work-focused so shouldn’t be too much of an issue. Especially with Windows 10.
Most of my visual work is done in a mix of Affinity Designer and sometimes Photoshop then for things like wireframing I use Moqups in a browser so no issues there.
Is there anything in particular that AD does well that Sketch doesn’t, and vice versa?
The jump between Windows and Mac isn't that big anyway to be honest. How come you're pondering not making a switch until Q4?
It’s to do with finance received for hardware.
Your responses have been very helpful, thank you Weston.
Many engineers use (and require) Windows machines, yet the majority of designers are set up with Mac systems and Sketch.
do you have examples of incompatibilities?
Off the top of my head, did you experience issues with colleagues who wanted to use Mac apps (e.g. Sketch) or do you use iMessage to communicate?
I thought I’d share this here to start a discussion about the path others took to where they are today. It’s like Slumdog Millionaire.