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Edit: I mean, already switched
PlaybookUX.com and UserTesting.com. Have heard good things about AYTM but have yet to try it for a project.
Sketch shot their own foot with their open .Sketch format. It made it very easy for any third-party tool to integrate with Sketch, but sadly, at the same time it also made it easy for Figma to import Sketch files and run with them.
Moving away from Figma once you're in it? Don't think it will be easy.
yup, same experience, jumped from Illustrator->Sketch->Figma.
Figma took the lead by storm, they did three crucial things that made them jump ahead:
I loved how on earlier versions I could place artboards on top of each other, but sadly Sketch got rid of this functionality, and slowly I began to resent it, for this and plugins breaking with each update.
Figma embraced the "artboards can go on top of one another" as its foundation.
Sketch relied way too much on third-party plugins to do some basic stuff, and on doing things their way.
They should have integrated the most popular functionality provided by third-party plugins. They never had an ecosystem, one had to rely on browsing internet for plugins, buying some, and hoping the developer updated it. Got burned by some plugins breaking and the developer never updating them.
They got blinded by InVision and the whole extra functionality it provided:
Again, relying on a third-party service for a feature that was very needed for developer hand-off.
Auto-layout, enough said.
Doing a dance to make animations in Principle and/or After Effects, or any other app, to explain something. And wasting hours on end.
Abstract/Plant/etc for Version Control
Ugh, last comment to avoid making this a long(er) rant, but having to install another plugin just for version control was too much. Managing file versions felt like a full-time job...
Figma integrated all of them making the need for all the extra software, the extra plugins, third-part services, version control, etc, not needed anymore. Plus many other features.
I opened Sketch not so long ago, feels very snappy since it's a system application, but they need to jump ahead.
Sketch has kept releasing small updates, the sketch.cloud thing that works half-way, but still not doing major leaps, not doing any major undertaking.
Haven't renewed my Sketch license, it lapsed recently, don't know if I will renew it for the time being...
great idea! I totally see the usefulness of it, will share it between teammates. My only feedback:
The position of the back arrow feels odd at the right.
Code block is too prominent. I'd give it less priority or even hide it under a dropdown menu or collapsible accordion.
I don't like dark mode in anything, I find text an UI elements harder to read, but that's my personal preference :)
And congrats on launching!
oh man, speaking of usability, I hate websites that take control of my browser and do anti-patterns such as hiding the scrollbar, like they did...
drama app is nice too
Q: is there a way to integrate React, Figma and Storybook? Interested in knowing if there's a way to bridge these 3 together.
Or at least between two of them.
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Wow, that was unexpected.
Hopefully they catch up with Figma.