How InVision’s Inspect Can Give Your Team One Source of Design Truth

Turning your visual designs into a polished product can be a challenge. This is especially true when the person creating the visuals is not the one to create the code. Depending on your project’s team structure, you as a designer may have heard questions like this:

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Five Things I Wish I’d Known As a Design Student

I was recently asked to serve on an internship/job panel for design students at a local university. Upon reflecting on my post-graduation life, I realized some things I wish I knew as a student about to enter the workforce. I compiled those realizations into a list of advice for soon-to-be graduating students.
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First Thoughts with InVision’s Craft Plug-in for Sketch

I have been quite a fan of the products from InVision.  They make creating clickable prototypes a breeze.

For quite a while now, InVision has supported uploading entire Sketch files, which has reduced the user’s pain of exporting each asset individually and then uploading those assets to InVision.  They are now taking things one step further with the Craft tool. Read more on First Thoughts with InVision’s Craft Plug-in for Sketch…

Radio Buttons, Checkboxes, and Toggles, Oh My!

Lately, I’ve been noticing radio buttons, checkboxes, and toggles being used almost interchangeably on a lot of apps and websites. Perhaps I’m just noticing the issue more since it’s one I’ve been extremely careful to avoid on my current project. It’s like when you buy a new car and suddenly everyone on your street is driving the same one. Regardless of the reason for my sudden realization, the bottom line is this: Radio buttons are not checkboxes. Checkboxes are not toggles. Toggles are not radio buttons. Each one of these elements serves a distinct purpose.
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SVGO – A Handy Command-Line Tool for Compressing SVG Images

I recently wrote a series of posts about image optimization and the importance of reducing image file sizes on websites (Part 1, Part 2).

When it comes to optimizing images, there are many techniques and tools available. One of my favorites is a tool called SVGO, short for SVG Optimizer. As you might guess, SVGO is a tool for optimizing Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) images.
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