Tools of Choices: Sketch and Axure, Sketch and InVision, InVision Studio

Sketch: Digital Design Tool Kit

Design your App in Sketch.

Actually, how designers use Sketch in Youtube was informative.

InVision Studio kills Sketch and Adobe XD?

Sketch->InVision->Craft (Plug In???): Prototyping

Axure: Expensive (free 30-day trial)

 

 

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My Potential Move to Affinity Software + Misc. HTML5 JPN Book, fiverr.com, etc.

 

Can Affinity Designer can replace Adobe AI?

Affinity Photo – Importing PSD Files and editing layers->Some editing can be done but not Smart Objects. Read this forum.

How well does the .psd import and export features of Affinity Designer work? – Longer answer: it’s almost perfect, but there are a couple of things you should know – one minor, the other not…

HTML5 テクニックバイブル $7-$10 used

fiverr.com -Freelance services. On demand.

 

Alternative to Adobe and Other Tools

Affinity Photo  $49 Similar to Photoshop

Affinity Design  $49 Similar to Illustrator

ArtRage  $79?

Paint.net ?

Gimp open-source raster graphics editor – Similar to Photoshop

InkScape ?

Sketch for Mac  a tutorial $99 a proprietary vector graphics editor for Apple’s macOS
Sketch – Look at the CSS Attribute of feature to develop HTML and CSS.
Sketch Plugin – AutoPlugin-How to align center horizontally & vertically.

Webflow a tutorial – drag and drop tool built for designing websites

Squarespace – hosting?

 

 

 

A/E Effects>Stylize>[Bushstrokes, Comic]

How to place render queue?

what is Adobe Media Encoder? 

It is Adobe Media Encoder 12 minute tutorial.

A/E————>Media Encoder
Premier Pro—–>Media Encoder

How to make mp4 file make loop on my Web page?

<video controls loop>
<source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4">
<source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg">
Your browser does not support the video tag.
</video>

The above from https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_video.asp

On the web page setting or the A/E has code for it?
Click on the looping asset in A/E layer >Interpret footage>Main>Other options:loop and enter the number of times it should loop.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN2cEiNySpM

The solution do to on html5 is better as mp4 is smaller.

229: @FONT-FACE and typefaces for the web

Conceptual Plan by Chris

Typeface resources

FOUT (flash of unstyled text)

Google fonts

Typekit by Adobe (not free but meed membership to use their type)

fontsquirrel

CSS font stack.com

typewolf.com

designfacts.org

unsplash.com – royalty free photos

 

Psychology

Branding: MacDonals (Red and Yellow), Burgerking ()

Whole-foods (green is more value more than )

Contrast – weight and heaviness feeling

Less contrust – lightness feeling

Web Design

Showcasing product and place on the Hero section bring the full color photo (don’t mess with color or transparency).

Stick with Grid.

Typeface Hierarchy construction tools:
size
color
thickness of the font
opacity

Rectangle in rectangle – don’t hide the
Map is content don’t hide with some box.

299: Chris suggestion

Chris modified my typographical hierarchy for my portfolio.

I moved wireframe from ID to XD and modify it.

Fixed on the XD instead of ID, I will copy it to ID to fix the wireframe in ID also.

Now I will design sub pages using XD.

Also, I will finalize the typographical hierarchy in Type Test.

Also, I was considering changing the background colors for each of the subpages as in 18F.gov. Chris said that Apple has a tool to change the background color for each of the CD – most appropriate color by checking the graphics of CD. I may change the background designs of each sub pages; such as one is art nouveau-ish, ukiyoe-fu, kusama yayoi-fu etc.