Ravi Shanker

Bangalore Design Lead Joined about 4 years ago via an invitation from Vinod R. Ravi has invited Roshan Thomas

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  • Posted to Abstract vs Plant performance, Dec 29, 2017

    My main project file (500+ artboards) has been on Plant since the 1st beta. Performance has generally been good. Since it's just a plugin within Sketch, there haven't been any slowdowns w.r.t performance.

    My org is evaluating Abstract & I'm really loving the branching & collaboration features. Haven't really noticed slowdown yet but Sketch did crash a few times.

    We also tried Kactus but the JSON garbage it threw up on our 1000+ sketch files took ages to clean up. Also, the main reason we wanted to work with Kactus was it support for Gitlab (which we run & maintain in-house) but Kactus wouldn't work unless you also buy the Github Enterprise Plan.

    We also tried out Folio for Mac. Had two big advantages

    • Worked with our in-house GitLab instance
    • Support for other file formats, mainly PSD & AI

    The app is pretty good but have to keep switch to it to perform any actions rather than being able to trigger it from within Sketch/PS/AI. Previews are rendered using the native mac interface, don't think it takes advantage of Sketch's JSON file format for rendering individual artboards. Collaboration & conflict resolution is not possible with Folio

    4 points
  • Posted to Sketch 47 with Libraries —Sync and use Symbols across documents, Oct 10, 2017

    Obligatory Safe to upgrade or not comment.

    1 point
  • Posted to Best way to work collaborative in Sketch?, Mar 23, 2017

    There's also Plantapp. Been testing it in private beta & its pretty simple & good.

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  • Posted to Are there any alternatives to Pttrns?, Dec 30, 2016

    You could also give (https://www.pinterest.com/timoa) a shot!

    2 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: What are the top 10 websites you visit everyday?, Sep 26, 2016
    • Techmeme
    • The Verge
    • Daring Fireball
    • Hacker News
    • Designer News
    • Product Hunt
    • Designspiration
    • Ello
    • swiss-miss
    • Brand New
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