Mikus Riekstins

Mikus Riekstins

Digital Media Designer Joined over 6 years ago

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  • 15 comments
  • 49 upvotes
  • Posted to What browser do you use and why?, Nov 17, 2017

    Used to use Chrome for devtools, and Safari at home for its speed and light weight on battery.

    Recently switched to Firefox, as the new release seems to have best of both and is not made by Google.

    0 points
  • Posted to Best libraries / solutions for Animate on scroll?, Nov 02, 2017

    Recently discovered this well made library.

    https://dixonandmoe.com/rellax/

    6 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: How do you handle mood shifts?, Jul 12, 2017

    I would say, get to know yourself. For me, I know I am not very productive around lunch time, so I work around that.

    Fitting music can get me in the direction I want most of the time, so I cherish my Spotify library.

    Sometimes just working through it helps. Just move things around, do anything related to the project. Pushing your self when you don't want to is hardest part of any job I guess, but the best work I have done, has gone through one or more phases of "I hate you, design".

    Good luck, and have lots of walks.

    6 points
  • Posted to How do you design your tables?, Mar 31, 2017

    Sketch symbol for each row makes it half as painful, yet tables seems a chore whatever the approach.

    6 points
  • Posted to What's the best bookmark management app for Mac?, Mar 16, 2017

    You should take a look at Pinboard. Its simple, reliable and you can choose to use 3rd party apps that support its API if you want more tailored experience.

    I personally use it as massive reference board for anything I find useful online so that all I have to remember is tag structure I use to find it.

    Its not free, but why should it be when you literally pay for it to exist.

    10 points
  • Posted to The Anti-Web-Design Manifesto, Aug 28, 2015

    Closed as soon as lost the line I was at. And who said design means scripts, tracking and advertising?

    1 point
  • Posted to I've finally redesigned my stupid website, in reply to Kyle Greely , Apr 30, 2015

    And its kind of ripped from Visual Idiots one. http://visualidiot.com/articles/photoshop

    0 points
  • Posted to Ask DN: Affinity Designer, Mar 24, 2015

    So far I have had a couple Branding projects that I was able to do in AD. It is great at working with shapes so I am planing to use it for icons for most of my UI projects, since Sketch outlining function has been broken since launch.

    One thing AD has got is that feeling that you can trust the app is going to work with you not against you. Although it lacks some of the functions like artboards, but they say it is coming.

    0 points
  • Posted to Text Editing in Sketch, Dec 30, 2014

    I wonder why I don’t see more people complaining about line-height issues for some fonts? This stuff has been there for over a year.

    This example background lines are 25 pixels, yet font line-height says its 22: misleading line-height

    And probably the most annoying one: impossible line-height

    4 points
  • Posted to URW++ Film about Type Design & Technology, Dec 23, 2014

    Surprised no one had posted this already.

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