I prefer design to code, like I probably said in the past. I’ve been playing with Photoshop for something like 5 years or so. I really enjoyed Gab’s workshop, because it was good to learn concepts I’ve only ever done in Photoshop, and Sketch seems much quicker and easier to work with. I still have Photoshop on both my computers, but I’ve been wireframing my SaaS in sketch, which so far I’ve been really enjoying.

Sketch is super simple and intuitive. With my Photoshop experience, it was no problem to pick up over the last week or so. Gab covered the basics of website wireframing, which was quite fun to learn. She also shared a spreadsheet with her design resources which is incredibly useful to have. I think we should get more of those!

In my opinion, it was a great idea to bring in a mentor to teach a whole new aspect of the class. I think it worked really well, and just looking around the class I can see people wireframing their apps and they look a lot better than the other stuff we’ve made so far. I’m really excited to see how everyone’s website will turn out. I’m glad we had someone come in who had a background in design and really knew what she was doing.

My SaaS is going to be implemented into my chat app, so I’ve been redesigning the login, chat and the market-thingy. It’s a place where you can pay tutors to come help you with homework or any math equations you may need to figure out. So far I’ve had no issues with Sketch at all, it’s been really fun to use. One thing though, I wish the magic wand tool worked better like Photoshop in Sketch, but it really sucks.

We started learning Angular this week too. Its looks pretty neat, and I’m pretty excited to get working with it on Mathboard.

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Eric Lortie Eric Lortie says:

It’s awesome that you’re building your SaaS app into your exist chat app. Really excited to see how that turns out, especially when you bring your design chops to bear on it.

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