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Sydney, Australia Interaction Designer, Dabbler in Front-end Code and Stickler for Good Microcopy. Joined over 5 years ago via an invitation from Carlos M.
Yeah, I understand that sentiment. While I never use a UI kit as a building block for a design I'm working, I just love looking at how other designers put stuff together.
TLDR: I use it for inspiration, not as a starting point.
True, but not with asset extraction as far as I'm aware...? Didn't see it in the release notes from 73. But could've been eclipsed by the sketch data loss drama...
Yeah nice. Flinto is fantastic but prefer it as an interaction prototyping tool rather than flow prototyping.
The most annoying thing is its discrepancy with features vs Sketch (i.e. no inner shadow comes to mind…). It makes it difficult to keep things in sync and maintained.
Do you find that or does it perform pretty well?
Ah right. Regarding the library affecting all branches, I can't see any way around that other than trying to separate library updates before anyone else does their work?
Are you using Invision for anything else other than designer-development handover…? Invision's core feature is its prototyping. The only one that comes close in that regarding (with a Sketch workflow) is Marvel. Marvel also has a handover functionality, though I can't speak to how good it is.
If you're just trying to replace the Inspect feature though, Zeplin is much better in my opinion. Even with a paid Invision subscription, I have a Zeplin subscription for development handover. I'd recommend Zeplin if the only feature you need to use from Invision is Inspect.
But Abstract is also going to be releasing a handover feature soon-ish. Which I'm guessing you're waiting for too.
I'm keen to see what it's like. Though I still like having Zeplin as the platform for handover. My Sketch files (and Invision too) tend to be messier than is required for developers due to the versions that float around and the mini-deliverables to clients. Zeplin affords you an environment to keep things separate and clean for your developers. I like that about it.
I'm an Abstract user and while there have been some little bugs I've run into, it's fairly solid.
Where does it fall short for your team or what answer are you looking for exactly?
Newton mail is apparently meant to be amazing. But I just can't justify a subscription. Not yet at least. I use Postbox (Mac) for work and Spark for personal. I really like having separate mail clients for work and personal (the notifications badge gets out of control when everything is aggregated…)
I've been a long time user of Postbox for Mac. It just suits how I like to use my work email. Its "Quick Move" feature is great for organising emails into folder quickly (though creating sub-folders is a bit of a task).
I also like how Postbox renders my emails. For some reason, whenever I try to use bullets in Spark, sometimes it gets it right, sometimes it doesn't.
If you're already using Sketch and need to work out the handover process, Zeplin is my tool of choice over Invision's Inspect. I just feel it's a simpler, easier interface.
I also find it's easier for developers to navigate as Zeplin has fewer artboards uploaded. Invision is a prototyping environment for us so it has a lot of wireframes and concepts which don't make it to Zeplin.
Though if you're after an offline solution, Marketch hasn't been updated in ages. I much prefer Sketch Measure in a pinch if I'm having terrible connection.
Mate, this is amazing! Instant bookmark.
The suggestion for a site search is also a fantastic idea.
So a few things:
TLDR: When it comes to portfolios, it's all about quality over quantity and in whatever format you're more efficient with.
It does look very interesting. But what happens if:
The text goes longer than the space allows? Is it smart enough to push all of the content down? Or is this only good for playing in the same space allowed for?
The designer placed a small text box because that's all they needed. Will it force to stay within the box that was drawn in Sketch or will it expand? And how does an "auto-sized" textbox behave?
Be nice. Or else.
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