After doing web development in Blocs for a year, I’m embarking on an extensive new project and thought it would be a good time to re-examine my workflow and see if perhaps it was time to use a new tool kit. Sparkle came to my attention and I was immediately impressed with how simple and elegant the design aspect of the application is. Over the past week that’s turned into being perplexed that Sparkle makes the complicated so much more design friendly than Blocs, but then conversely makes many simple tasks much more complicated or even impossible at this stage of the programs development.
For example, Sparkle allows for a much more fluid design process, making typography, integration and navigation a breeze. Aligned with Sketch, I finally feel like I have a tool set that “thinks” the way I wish to create. Mechanically though, many of the processes I normally integrate into my work (image roll overs, floating and/or conditionally sticky menu options, toggle features etc.) means hacking Sparkle in ways that aren’t effective or don’t work at all.
Any one out there have a past with Blocs that now uses Sparkle?
Love to hear what your transition was like.