I felt a bit spoiled during my internship because I was using a mac as part of my development setup. This also allowed me to try Sketch for a bit. As the internship wrapped up though, and I returned to my Chromebook, I felt frustrated that I didn’t have a design tool that was comparable to Sketch or Adobe Suite.
Refusing to accept that I couldn’t get into web design simply because I didn’t have a mac, eventually I came across Figma.
What a super fun tool!
It’s completely web based so I didn’t have to download anything and I could create a team (if I had one) so that we could all collaborate projects with the most up-to-date information.
I’m sure this also shows just how much of a newbie I am, but I thought it was so cool to see the design I made and what it would look like on an iPhone8. You can also take a look at Project Coffee, the project in which I was building a mock-up.
While building my mock up, I wanted to use a component I saw in a training video. It was the top bar of the iPhone that shows the battery, date time etc. I did a quick search and found an iOS tool kit! Ahhh! It had all the components for Apple products I could possibly need for a mock up.
And it appears that I’ll be able to use my mock-up and convert it to React when I’m ready.
It will be fun to learn more about vector images and see what else I can do. But for now I’m blown away at the prototyping and the ability to share and receive feedback. Well done!