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Al Hertz

SF Design @ Plaid Joined over 4 years ago

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Let's talk about Git, Nov 03, 2014

    Git is definetely for everyone (out of necessity that it be) and using clients like are a great way to get started with the core workflows.

    Anyone working on digital products should be familiar with (and using) some sort of version control no matter what size/scope the project has. Since git is the most commonly used, it makes sense to recommend it.

    As for GUIs, I think we all should be getting into the command line as soon as possible but using a GUI is a good way to get familiar with the value of git as a whole before jumping into the fire. In my experience, the majority of people who will be teaching new comers to git will likely be able to help the most with the command line so it makes sense to aspire to get there as soon as possible (since that is where advice will be most valuable). There also a whole bunch of fun ways to customize your commands and command line :)

    1 point
  • Posted to The page which scored me my first internship, Oct 29, 2014

    As someone who looks at a lot of designer resumes/portfolios, we love it when people put pages like this together. Kudos!

    A personal favorite of mine was something Zach Johnston did for the Bridge program Designer Fund is doing that we are a part of. http://zachjohnston.com/bridge/

    More and more designers are starting do this more and it's really awesome. Luvittt!

    4 points
  • Posted to The Best Font for Programming: M+, Jul 14, 2014

    Just made the switch because of this article. In love so far.

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  • Posted to Live Redesign & Code of my personal site — Starting Friday, May 23rd @ 9:00pm PST, May 23, 2014

    This is an awesome idea! I have to admit, I did chuckle a bit when I read this for some reason but I'm excited none the less.

    2 points
  • Posted to iTunes Concept, May 20, 2014

    Lovely to see iOS7 look and feel applied to the desktop experience for iTunes. You rock for putting these concepts out into the design community ether :)

    However, I do have to agree with Wells. If you're going to do an unsolicited redesign, you best be ready for the criticism you may receive by making sure every detail has been accounted for. The first thing I noticed when hitting the link to this case study was the quality of the image on that mockup and it really threw me off for the rest of the time I was looking at this.

    0 points
  • Posted to I rarely see frontend devs use pure SASS...why?, May 19, 2014

    Personally, I'm a huge fan of using pure SASS I find it easier to read and write but for larger teams, not using SASS could be part of trimming the on-boarding fat of new hires for some. When I was talking with Gumroad about joining the team, they were using LESS. I asked why and the reason was mostly related to that. It's very easy to move between CSS, LESS, and SCSS but pure SASS does take a moment to get used to.

    1 point
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