Jimmy Hooker

Jimmy Hooker

Designer Joined over 3 years ago

  • 2 stories
  • 119 comments
  • 18 upvotes
  • Posted to How I became an Illustrator by discovering a new dimension, in reply to Todd Sieling , Oct 18, 2017

    Totally agree. This was great.

    It's actually a useful and practical guide on making isometric illustrations.

    3 points
  • Posted to Dribbble is dying. Whats next? , in reply to Daniel Fosco , Oct 10, 2017

    Very small. Tiny almost. I don't think you'd confuse them with a traditional SV VC, which is why they avoid the term on their website (and position themselves as an alternative). One of their investments makes handmade bottles.

    I don't know what else I'd want from DN. It's pretty feature complete and mature for my purposes. I'd guess they have one or two engineers doing part-time stuff at this point, fixing bugs and improving existing features. Otherwise, I just want them to focus on community, which is the most important part.

    0 points
  • Posted to Dribbble is dying. Whats next? , in reply to Daniel Fosco , Oct 09, 2017

    They don't have VC behind them, so their development teams are going to be very small. Their deliverability is pretty good considering that.

    0 points
  • Posted to The Wirecutter redesign, Oct 04, 2017

    I normally hate hand-wringing and design navel-gazing over redesigns, but this seems like a distinctly worse product.

    The text is harsh and difficult to read, the single-article pages now don't have a sidebar and feel like a much more endless column of text, and the link colors are wildly inconsistent. In a single page you'll have links that are black, gray, and red and could or could not be underlined. The new home-page layout is also much harder to scan because it's visually more complex.

    Count me as bummed about this, I checked the Wirecutter daily. While I didn't think it had a nice design, I thought it was unique, and it was very practical and useful. This seems like practicality took a back seat to creating something more visually appealing.

    1 point
  • Posted to I want to learn Sketch. What the hell should I do? , Sep 26, 2017

    I wanted to redesign our app (which was previously done in Photoshop), and so I just dove in and did it with Sketch. Instead of starting with tutorials first (which to me is a bit like putting the cart before the horse), I just started the project, and when I hit problems or didn't know how to do something, I looked up solutions.

    This has it's positives and negatives: - Pro: You dive in and learn quickly on a real project without doing boring studying - Con: You can often miss out on best practices that might save you a lot of time

    You ultimately have to decide what works best for you, but I'm a trial-by-fire type of person.

    For me, the increase in my speed of designing interfaces by moving to Sketch was pretty wild. I was slower at first, but quickly gained momentum and familiarity. The file sizes are much smaller than PS, it uses way less memory, and it's very forgiving. There are a ton of actions that take a shorter amount of time to execute, and these stack so that the overall feel of working in Sketch is just way, way better.

    There will probably end up being comments in here about just using Figma instead. I can't speak to that, but I honestly can't imagine most design shops switching tools again in such a short time. Everyone moving to Sketch actually took a long time (the perfect execution of the 'slowly, then suddenly' principle), with a lot of hesitation on a lot of teams (and there are still plenty of holdouts). Whole workflows and expertise were built around Photoshop, and it's not a small switch to jump tools. Now it's considered almost backwards to do interface work outside of Sketch. Predictions are for fools, but I don't see Figma being the tool of choice anytime soon, even though it has some compelling features.

    13 points
  • Posted to CSS Checkbox Styles From CodePen, Sep 06, 2017

    Hot take: Never fuck with system level elements like checkboxes. You just confuse people.

    1 point
  • Posted to The State of Design, in reply to Andu Potorac , Aug 30, 2017

    Whooosh

    6 points
  • Posted to Your logo is copied, in reply to Parvez S , Aug 29, 2017

    Hah thanks man, easy to remember eh?

    1 point
  • Posted to Your logo is copied, in reply to Javier Rivero , Aug 28, 2017

    Was just about to say this exact comment. This video series blew my mind.

    0 points
  • Posted to DRIBBBLE DRAMA / Dann Petty, in reply to Daryl Ginn , Aug 23, 2017

    I see what you did there...

    0 points
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