Simone Phillips

Design Lead at Wine-Searcher Ltd. Joined over 5 years ago

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  • Posted to A Better Designer/Developer Workflow with InVision's Design System Manager, in reply to Michael Rurka , Sep 30, 2019

    Did you switch to another product?

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  • Posted to A Better Designer/Developer Workflow with InVision's Design System Manager, in reply to JayO ★ , Sep 30, 2019

    It would be nice to have an update to InvisionApp - a product many of us have been paying for, for far longer (and living with the pain of using, for far longer)

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  • Posted to Sketch 55, in reply to Ryan Hicks , May 21, 2019

    Really!? I've just read the Release Notes, and they say, "What’s improved: Lines, arrows, layers and new Symbols all snap to Grids more reliably". And you're saying that holding shift+moving an object no longer maintains its horiz/vert coordinates? Guess I should wait to update... Unless this new, "snap to Grids more reliably" is enough of a mitigation, but it sounds like it isn't? @Alex Hoffman, does 'moving to a decimal' happen for you even when the "Fit layers and points to pixel bounds" is ticked? I want to update, but I want to be sure...

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  • Posted to How do you guys handle multiple variants of a component in a design system? , Jan 06, 2019

    So I use nested symbols in Sketch for the component, then I override the different parts of it to suit the context that it is in. This is pretty obvious, I know, and the next challenge that comes is when you want a 'template' of each of these contextual variations, without creating more and more symbols...

    So I came across this plugin called 'Symbol State', which allows you to save the 'state', (i.e. the unique combination of overrides that you have made based on that symbol's context) and give it a name. Then when you add this symbol to an artboard, you can change its 'state' to automatically apply all of the overrides you need for that context, with one click. Saves so much time! And doesn't create more/unnecessary symbols, and allows you to use Atomic Design principles.

    The plugin can be a little finicky to use sometimes, but when I've gotten it to work, it's been amazing.

    I mostly use it for international translations of copy in the same component symbol. (It even saves overridden text!)

    I'm not sure how active the developer of the plugin is (when I've been confused or had an issue) but the concept is still great if this inspires anyone else to create something similar, or the dev for this plugin to be more active.

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  • Posted to Does vertical rhythm actually make text more legible? Has it been proven?, Oct 22, 2018

    I read a study on NN/g about how aligning images and text in a zig-zag format effects legibility in vertical layouts. Is this the kind of thing you're looking for?

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  • Posted to Paper Airplane Designs, Oct 22, 2018

    So cool. Piece of childhood

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  • Posted to Is it just me, or the dark theme on Mojave really sucks?, Oct 07, 2018

    The first thing I noticed was, "Wow, basically every website is designed with bright white backgrounds..." So now I have these massive bright, white squares with black borders..." I wonder if dark mode for content will become a thing.

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