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Sydney, Australia Product Designer at Propeller Joined almost 2 years ago
FINALLY a html color picker that tests my IQ!
My bad, didn't notice your comment, but Louie basically nailed it. tonymacx86 is the go-to place for everything you need to get started, from parts lists to build guides to a very active forum of people happy to help should you run into any issues (which you probably will lol)
As far as monitors go, I've found that LG and Dell ere are the best manufacturers for design-friendly monitor. Not going to include the LG Ultrafine 5K here because it's expensive as shit.
4K Dell U2718Q Dell P2715Q LG 27UD59P-B LG 27UD58(or 68, P or W)
1440p Dell U2715H Dell U2717D
I personally own a Dell U2718Q. Hope this helps! :)
I'd highly recommend building your own PC. It's honestly not as hard as people think, incredibly rewarding when you're done, and really affordable. Shoot me a message if you're interested. I'd be happy to point you in the right direction. I can also recommend some monitors that are just as good as the 5K iMac. There's heaps of resources out there and you can learn everything you need to in about a day.
I use Sketch 90% of the time so I don't have much of a choice but to use apple, but instead of paying the premium, I build my own PC and install Mac OS on it (it's called a "hackintosh" and I get the best of both worlds. My PC has better specs than the top of the range Mac for about half the price, and lasts twice as long before requiring an upgrade. Oh, and you can upgrade it piece by piece, rather than purchasing an entirely new machine.
Lol I'm in the exact same boat. Was told my Spotify that the only way to change my username is to delete my account (and lose my library) then create a new one.
I think it depends a lot on the products the store offers. If it's particularly 'wide' (many categories) or 'deep' (many layers of subcategories) then breadcrumbs are a great way for a user to keep track of where they are in relation to the rest of the website, and I would consider them critical for a positive user experience. Yes, people are more educated nowadays, but they're not educated about your website. Every shop is slightly different, and breadcrumbs act as a map to new visitors. Just because I know how to drive, doesn't mean I know my way around a city I've never visited before.
Like Ryan said, it's absolutely worth testing, but if you/your client doesn't want to spend time/money on testing this particular thing, I'd keep them in as long as they will change from product to product. Meaning if every product in the store is in one category called "shoes" then breadcrumbs aren't providing any value being there, because they say the same thing on every page. Home > Shoes > [Product name]
I'm a bit torn on this. On one hand, people expect to see a context menu when they right click, so being redirected is definitely jarring. On the other hand, if someone is right clicking their logo in the first place, they probably want to download the image for use in a design or something, so this can be seen as predicting user behaviour/ negative latency.
Its almost like the design equivalent to how some companies show dev job offers in webtools: https://elijahmanor.com/find-good-devs/
Sketch also has prototyping ;)
Quick/easy fix: Replace the Z with an A. Modula (mod-you-lah) sounds way better than Modulz. Bonus: If you don't pronounce R's (UK, Australian accents, etc) It sounds the same as "Modular" :) I actually thought it was pronounced like "Modals" before watching the video.
I agree. I was really surprised that it lacked the super basic features that I look for in a design tool. I think I'm partly to blame though, for expecting too much too early.
My assumption is that they're almost entirely focused on implementing the advanced features that make Studio stand out (animations & responsiveness, which I must admit are amazing) but I really wish they would have spent more time on the basic stuff, making it generally quick/easy to use.
Reasons I haven't completely switched over from Sketch yet:
Keyboard shortcuts (can't edit them - I've grown too used to Sketch's and find it really hard to change to this super weird one that is different still from Photoshop. Why can't these tools just stick with what works!?
Components are a mess (although maybe I just don't understand how to use them properly. I had no issues with how Sketch symbols worked though)
With that said, it's still early access. I'll reserve judgement until it is officially 'released'
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