Tom Kiss

Tom Kiss

Designer at Media Molecule Joined almost 9 years ago

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  • Posted to The definitive guide to living with Photoshop as a UI designer., in reply to Cristian Moisei , May 20, 2015

    By default, PhotoShop doesn't have a keyboard shortcut for this.

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  • Posted to The definitive guide to living with Photoshop as a UI designer., May 15, 2015

    I have "create smart object from selection" set to a shortcut and find that invaluable.

    One thing I do regularly but realised not everyone knows - hold down shift when dragging layers between files and they will retain their position in the new document.

    Oh, and in preferences > general try changing the sampling to bilinear if you get weird outlining on smart objects.

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  • Posted to Elevator.js - "Back to top" buttons will never be the same again, Apr 21, 2015

    Heh, cute. Reminds me of a similar thing I made, timetogomobile.js

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  • Posted to Updated: Shiny button with Pseudo-elements in CSS, in reply to Donovan Hutchinson , Feb 10, 2015

    I thought as much ;)

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  • Posted to Updated: Shiny button with Pseudo-elements in CSS, Feb 09, 2015

    This would be ever so slightly better if the shine gradient went from rgba(229, 172, 142, 0) instead of rgba(229, 172, 142, 0.1) - this would prevent an outline of the bounding box when viewed in Safari - or when zoomed in closely in Chrome.

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  • Posted to Replace Helvetica with Source Sans in Yosemite, Nov 06, 2014

    The descenders are a bit screwed in spotlight, but interesting to see the technique.

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  • Posted to ASK DN: Tools for Creating UI Documentation?, Oct 11, 2014

    I'm using Flatdoc at the moment. It's pretty straightforward to setup, the basics just require some knowledge of markdown - and beyond that some html and css will get you some decent customisation.

    I first saw it on the sparkcore docs which is a great example for it I think:

    With some tweaking, I'm using it to display image mocks alongside notes, although in also planning to use it for api docs.

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  • Posted to Website Screenshots for Portfolios, Sep 14, 2014

    I use a Chrome plugin called "Awesome Screenshot". Does full page captures, and most of the time works well enough.

    Still have not found an elegant solution to capturing parallax pages successfully.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: 3 Dot Menu?, Jun 20, 2014

    It's an Ellipsis.

    Other than it's regular usage in text, I've not used it as a standalone menu icon, although by definition it's not entirely inappropriate.

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  • Posted to Lines in iOS table view, in reply to Mike A. , Jun 20, 2014

    I think leading the line all the way to the edge of the screen on the right helps to lead the eye to the edge of the screen also. And in some instances, you want this as it's the direction where more content is accessed. It also perhaps makes some sense to indent the line when an icon is present, more space, less tight. Centre aligned would look worse imo, as arrows or ticks on the right hand side would not align with it, and it wouldn't look as much like a button which leads to content on the right.

    tbh I've never really noticed this :)

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