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Sketch: Inspiring Tool For Developing Responsive Website Design

Published on 14 January 16
None of us can neglect the indispensability of Sketch being a community member of UI design or web as this has been trusted by varied industry leaders. In a couple of years, it has become Photoshop alternative introduced with the latest version that helps it win the battle of this domain with friendly features. The recent Sketch update named version 3.2 turns it to bug-free iOS app used for building responsive web designs. For the last two decades, it has been conquering the industry by dominating Adobe. This is why, an ongoing debate still needs clarification that whether Sketch is the perfect Photoshop & Illustrator alternate or not.

The time-consuming task of sustaining organized amidst all documents & revision rounds is undoubtedly challenging using Adobe Photoshop. On the other hand, the same task can be executed smoothly and quickly with a very popular designing app called Sketch that enables working from beginning to end painlessly.
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How The Website Created In Sketch Improves Process of Responsive Design!
Some Basic Things About Sketch

  1. When it comes to the toolset included in this designing tool, then you find the cleanly crafted simple features that are comparatively better than other designing apps. Only the recreated features are integrated here that can be executed via CSS3 & HTML5, which eradicate the unnecessary demand of photo filters that often slow down the performance.

    Let’s discuss where it lacks. The available plugins in this tool are alike to Photoshop and they consist of almost everything required in the tool that fill colors in the design and swap the borders. It would be a big mistake to think that starting work with these plugins is quite comfortable. It’s true that many of them are too time-saver and play a substantial role in the workflow. Its simple plugin manager enables direct browsing and plugin installation in order to keep the record of used things/features.
  2. Another must-know thing is; everything you design here is Vector and in current responsive design age, it is essential to design the sites in vectors. It allows rescaling for all the essential formats and gives freedom to resize the objects in time & energy savor way.
  3. Pixel-awareness, a key comes in the package of advanced features of Sketch along with vector-based design keeps the user free from the trouble of blurry lines. The drawn shape is snap and close to the pixel, which means there is no need to get tensed regarding half-pixels in the design. It works ideally to the screen design.
  4. You enjoy the simple use of moodboards in Sketch which is used to create perfect project resource. It is important to note down that all files you can put in single document live as you get page drawer which is received in artboard sidebar and advantageous for smooth scrolling among the files. Jumping forth and back quickly is quite nice in between the files to make the changes.
  5. Sketch comes with native text rendering feature which also stands for anti-aliasing. With this, the text appeared in the browser is exactly same as it displays in the web design file. The app amazes with lightweight version and makes the design/content readable on multiple screens.
  6. The simple color management lets you build your own color palette under moodboard. Furthermore, the version 3.1 of this app enables adding custom colors into the document swatches. As a result, you get the freedom to scroll the files in a single document, copy & paste the objects and their styles. Photoshop does not allow executing this feature at all. Coping & pasting of elements through moodboard to the desired mockup as well as the same process of objects from single mockup to next is also awesome.
  7. The inbuilt layout grid is such a great feature available in Sketch. If you use Photoshop, then you can only rely on plugins; separate layers and the guideline series along with makeshift grid come with complex editable options in real. Using Sketch, one can simply toggle transparent layout and even make the changes quickly in gutter & column sizes.
  8. Everything that you can do with CSS is actually possible to execute via Sketch. Designing the rounded corners through just single button is much simple as the features like object clicking and radium adjustment are available. Gradient overlays need one click for adding and they are not dependent on coloring palette used in Swatches and always cater what the browser would actually display.
  9. The task of designing duplicate content is as simple as creating & copying CSS styles. This multi-platform supported app lets the users turn the bundle of the objects into the symbols and these received symbols can be easily repeated & copied.
  10. The artboard creation is relatively easy using Sketch. For this, you just need to press A and the list entailed with 28 icon sizes and screens will appear with the flexibility of selecting Retina sizes. You can see its major and appreciable use in RWD (responsive website design) because it brings you out from any sort of panic related to dimensions especially when building mockups.
Wrapping Up!

Thanks to Sketch for making the responsive website design super easy. With this, exporting files need the little efforts from the users’ end. For exporting, you need to take icons in mobile navigation and it is being done for instance. Click on the layers’ bundle at the first, afterward move to Export button for clicking which appears in the bottom-right corner. You are also allowed to save icons in PNG & SVG formats for retina display over the web. It will include all the required bases important to display the assets on varied devices.

Sketch is definitely easier than Photoshop. It speeds up the website performance and designing workflow by making premade artboard, exporting symbol, and many tasks in a hassle-free way. Nowadays, it is flawlessly improving the position and getting priorities of a number of users for responsive design.
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