Sam McQueen

Sam McQueen

Designer at Joined almost 10 years ago

  • 2 stories
  • Posted to Affinity Designer v1.2 Released, in reply to Bryan Lewis , Apr 02, 2015

    I've used it for a branding project so far. I used Illustrator/PS previously then switched almost all of my work to Sketch.

    One thing I did notice from using Affinity is the number of extra clicks it takes to perform actions in comparison to Sketch.

    Sketch is excellent because they threw the traditional Adobe style UI completely out the window and started from scratch, and although that took a bit of getting used to, it did greatly simplify a lot of tasks.

    Affinity on the other hand seem to be sticking a bit closer to Illustrators UI and then improving on that. An example being the Fill/Stroke droplets. This stuff is clunky in my opinion:


    I'm torn, Affinity is incredibly powerful and is more feature rich in the drawing/vector tools department, but I miss a lot of the UI simplifications in Sketch.

    Sketch is also definitely more suited for screen design at the moment with the ability to measure between objects on the fly.

    2 points
  • Posted to Affinity Photo - Professional image editing software for Mac, Feb 09, 2015

    If Bohemian Coding bought Affinity, or the other way round, that would make a killer competitive suite to the Adobe apps.

    • Sketch - Web & UI
    • Designer - Illustration & Print
    • Photo - Photo editing & composition
    15 points
  • Posted to Shrthnd - Convert CSS into shorthand syntax, Aug 08, 2014

    Should individual padding/margin declarations be shortened?

    e.g. margin-top: 10px;margin-right: 9px;margin-bottom: 8px;margin-left: 7px;

    convert to: margin: 10px 9px 8px 7px;

    2 points
  • Posted to Designer wants to learn a JS framework: AngularJS or Meteor, Aug 04, 2014

    Hijacking a bit here, but can someone give me a simple breakdown of some real-world use cases for JS frameworks? Perhaps stuff you've built with them?

    I design and develop a lot of websites for small to medium business that vary in functionality and read a lot about Ember, Angular etc. but just don't see where they fit into the products I build. Can't tell whether they're not intended for what I'm doing or whether I just don't understand them fully?

    2 points
  • Posted to Outside of 'design' what creative hobby do you primarily engage in?, Jul 25, 2014

    things with wheels

    2 points
  • Posted to Git Tower 2.0 released, Jul 22, 2014

    Has anyone used both Git Tower and SourceTree? I use SourceTree daily, just wondering how the two compare and whether it's worth the extra $$?

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Link to your Twitter?, May 29, 2014

    I'm @SamMcQueen

    0 points
  • Posted to New paypal logo, Apr 30, 2014

    I actually like it and think it's a good step for them. Friendly, less corporate, a much better fit especially if they're moving into retail / mobile payments.

    More from their blog here: link

    3 points
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