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I just made the same switch 2 weeks ago as a personal challenge to learn a new too.
One of the big things I like is the additional Open Type text features. It's really nice when doing table design and is you have a certain use cases that aren't super common, but are nice to be able to address when they do come up.
For me personally, I've found the performance to be better than Sketch recently.
The lack of plugin integration, especially for auto-filling in image content is missed I will say and can slow you down a ton if you have a high volume of images. I've started to create image libraries which have added time but also value. So it's a wash right no, but Sketch is still much more popular with integrations.
Sketch cloud never worked for me, so sharing was a challenge, Figma makes collaborating, commenting and viewing easier without requiring a login.
Figma also mirrors on devices more more reliably in my opinion which is super big for me, as I like to see what I'm working on will look like when applied.
Recently I saw a friend and we worked together. He didn't have a laptop so he used the web version of figma on a chromebook. It wasn't ideal, but it worked. The device ambiguity is really nice when working with people who don't have access to high end equipment.
Best of luck and I hope you enjoy it.
I recently made the switch to FIgma for some work due to a more robust typeface and Opentype toolset. Having the options for vertical alignment, proportional and tabular characters is really nice too.
Fair point, but do you have any solutions you would propose? Any shared affordances or mental models that people might have developed?
In reference to one of the discussions in here, instant saving is still something very new to people. Seeing the save explicitly happen creates a security for the user and assures them. I work with teachers and students, and even though we instantly save, and have informed the users, having an explicit "saving..." state almost always tests better. A little off topic of the icon case, but having a save function, at least for now, is still very valuable. Of course after a while products needs to dictate this change and press through the discomfort and feedback, knowing when and where to remove it is difficult. It's a gradual change like anything else.
Nice explanation and thought process, just wanted to point out though that 36dp is good for the button but the tappable target should be 48dp on Android. Depending on density it's 44px for the web under a11y and Apple, 48px for Windows and 7mm on physical devices.
They want a box like the cheese grater Mac Pros
Opening up those boxes was a dream. They were some of the nicest cases to mess around with.
That's what I was thinking. I've only ever see it use as a segment in demographic data. Seems like a made up problem for an article.
Interesting you bring this up. I just saw one in a local pizza parlor in Jersey City a month ago. I didn't pay, but I thought it was an interesting location for one. Nothing else about the place indicates they would have such a modern way to pay. Great pizza too!
I'm so confused. I feel like it's a bot.
Been climbing for a while and a fellow designer. Would love to talk.
Damn Thomas, this is great. I read this all just for personal learning.
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