Dropbox for Designers.
Yesterday we switched to Dropbox for Business. I’ve been syncing the Steamclock Archive and reorganizing my personal Dropbox. As the estimated sync time is a couple days, I’ve been trying to work with Dropbox running. This should be reasonable but instead OSX is crippled. Opening, closing, and toggling between Finder tabs has several seconds of delay. Basic interactions like typing have delayed feedback. I wrote almost the entirety of this post blind. After digging around on Google, I am aware that I’m not the only person dealing with this problem. It looks like quitting Dropbox and syncing while I sleep is the solution for now.
Shawn Choi and I have started a podcast! Making Conversation is a podcast featuring conversations with artists and designers about the journey from bright eyed-newbie to fame monster. You can subscribe on iTunes or RSS and read the show notes on our website at http://makingconversation.ca. Our first guests are the talented graphic designers Alvin Kwan and Vince Lo of Studio Faculty. PLEASE ENJOY!
Get the full show notes on the Making Conversation website.
You can subscribe to Making Conversation on iTunes.
I’ve been having problems with Layer Comps in Photoshop CS6. Elements, layer styles, and visibility do not save properly. The problem has been around for a while and it looks like Adobe hasn’t done anything to rectify the situation in Creative Cloud (See this thread on Adobe Forums as evidence for this gripe). This is embarrassing when sending files to clients for review.
When digging around the Internet for a solution to this problem, I noticed the difference between StackExchange’s Stack Overflow and Graphic Design. I like the look of the Graphic Design site and I’m wondering why the Stack Overflow site doesn’t have the same ‘quality’ of design.
JonnySevenTimes took me on a journey with this mix:
It’s about time that we forget about the people we worship in our lives and just turn to Jonny Ive.