is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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It seems that Sketch is what Adobe Fireworks should have been — with focus on UI design, easy to use, powerful, with a fast-paced development cycle. Actually, Fireworks is an amazing app, but it was largely neglected by Adobe and finally abandoned… 🙁
It’s a pity that Sketch works on Mac OS X only. There will never be a Windows version — otherwise, I would have said that Sketch is the new, better Fireworks!
Sketch now has many of the features which Fireworks always had. Its UI design and illustration abilities are now on par with Fireworks, too — see this Sketch illustration by Isabel Aracama — amazing work! (Of course, Fireworks can be an amazing tool, too — see another illustration, but made with Fireworks, by the same author!)
Future of Sketch seems brilliant!
Sketch is now my go-to UI and design tool. I still use FW for batch image processing, and Photoshop for image editing (I’d like to use Pixelmator but that dark UI is insufferable on a reflective iMac screen). I’m with you, Khoi, on the need for smart objects.
The best thing I can say about Sketch is that, once I adjusted my working methods to match the Sketch philosophy, it was so much fun to use that I didn’t care when earlier versions crashed. I just reopened and carried on.
I’ve been using Illustrator for UI design for a number of years now and i’m keen to check out Sketch.
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