Be nice. Or else.
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I've never successfully used it for its intended purpose. That's how bad it is.
Every once in a while I'll reinstall it and give it a go, but it will only load pixelated versions of my designs…or a black screen. No amount of fiddling with the wifi has ever worked, nor has reinstallation. I've tried it on three different devices with no luck.
For Sketch being such a great – and integral – part of my workflow, the companion app is a huge disappointment.
Another one of my favorite productivity apps acquired and shut down. This is one my biggest pet peeves about the tech industry. It doesn't matter how many people have rearranged their digital lives in order to use an application – another company can just buy it and shut it down whenever they want. Drives me crazy.
RIP Sunrise for Mac
What's your preferred email client? I'm on the lookout now…
As a solution, it works fine. I'm no zealot.
However, it means there may be a problem higher up the chain of decisions. You may find a better way to organize the flow. Try flattening out some of the interactions or exposing more controls in the first-layer modal. See it as a symptom.
Think about it this way: as a front-end engineer, I wish I could just click a button and have my application logic generate a gorgeous design. I have having to wait on designers to make mockups for me to build out … it seems like such a waste of time.
My point is that you'll always want to obfuscate and abstract the parts of the process you're not familiar with. Engineers will make hundreds of decisions that you don't see that improve performance, usability, or other aspects of the application.
In the same way you as a designer wouldn't think that a software tool could do your job better than you, a lot of engineers feel the same way about "no code" tools.
Your best bet is to simply learn both sides. I got sick of bad front-end engineers being sloppy with my designs so I learned it and can now do a better job representing my work on the web.
Astro is missing a few features that Spark and Airmail have, but Astro is the most reliable and their Undo actually works. The Priority inbox works great after a bit of training.
God this is so tasteless.
That logo is just a bit too reminiscent of the new Logitech logo to me.
The ciiiiirrrcle of desiiiiiign – it moves us aaaalllll
Whoever did the frontend on this site has a lot of explaining to do. Scrolling is the primary way people interact with websites and this one kills it altogether. I don't understand these decisions. "Let's make the user click these tiny dots – or a button in the farthest lower-right corner." Fitt's law anyone?
I supposed because a good thing can always be "better." What better means depends on their internal business goals…not what the user wants. They're probably testing how UI changes affect revenue which often conflicts with what's best for users.
Be nice. Or else.
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