Andy Merskin

Andy Merskin

Denver Senior Designer & Developer Joined over 4 years ago

  • 6 stories
  • Posted to Figma working on a Framer X stacks equivalent, Sep 20, 2018

    Yay competition!

    1 point
  • Posted to Just Launched: Framer X, the world’s most advanced tool for interactive design, in reply to Sacha Greif , Sep 19, 2018

    Still waiting patiently for it. Marc Edwards is a damn genius.

    -2 points
  • Posted to Introducing...downvoting! , in reply to Wesley Haines , Sep 11, 2018

    Heyyy! Sort comments by Worst, and you win!

    3 points
  • Posted to Google’s Chrome New Design — what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s still missing, in reply to Brandon Zell , Sep 07, 2018

    Agreed—on my super fast Macbook Pro, I no longer get brutal jank and 10-15 fps spikes when dragging a damn browser tab out of a window. Phew, finally.

    1 point
  • Posted to New way to share AI files with developers - even without Adobe Illustrator, Aug 27, 2018

    This is awesome! Thanks for supporting us stubborn Illustrator users. No matter how much time I spend in almost all of the other modern UI design tools, I can pump out a UI design faster in Illustrator than any other tool because of its amazing vector editing capabilities. Long live Illy :)

    2 points
  • Posted to Whats your experience with SkyFonts?, Aug 23, 2018

    It works. I'm not a fan of their web interface for finding and installing fonts. I wish I could search Google Fonts straight from the Mac app and install them directly.

    0 points
  • Posted to Phase Beta — { Interactions Come To Life }, in reply to Kamushken Roman , Aug 23, 2018

    I welcome it, personally. If it means I can get more done in one tool and tweak the nuances of the interface and interactions I'm designing, then bring it on—especially for web and desktop UI design.

    Creating user interfaces is a complicated process, especially when it goes beyond static deliverables.

    2 points
  • Posted to I just released, a time and task manager, Aug 14, 2018

    Hey Jordan!

    This is really nice! The animations and overall feel is zippy and delightful. A few suggestions:


    • Pressing "Enter" when I'm entering a Task should create a new one underneath it.
    • Editing a task (the modal) pauses the timer—that seems weird.
    • It's kind of cumbersome to delete a task in the Edit modal. Why not just offer a trash icon on the list item itself and provide an "Undo" line once deleted?
    • If you do decide to keep the modal for task details, subtasks, descriptions, due dates, etc. (like Trello), I'd suggest showing the timer counting in the modal, allowing the user to toggle it in there too.


    • The visual hierarchy of dates vs. tasks doesn't have much typographic contrast. Everything feels like it's floating a bit. Consider subtle lines or zebra-striping to separate dates.
    • The dark purple used for highlights in Dark Mode doesn't have much contrast at all on the black BG. Bump that up a good bit.

    Hope this is helpful!

    7 points
  • Posted to What if our graphics editor (e.g. Sketch) turned our designs into responsive web apps automatically?, in reply to Gavin McFarland , Jul 29, 2018

    Ah bummer! I had high hopes for it, however it turned out. Creating design tools is an immensely complicated task, so I don't blame them.

    I would love to see some of their ideas realized in other tools, like the way they treated stacks and grids and placing components within them. Not to mention treating styles and properties like CSS classes rather than battling with static symbols everywhere.

    One can dream...

    1 point
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