Posted 19.06.2013 @ 10.51AM
I got the bamboo fun/touch, at the time of buying I compared to the Intuos 4 and besides the finer things for painting (tilt) it had the main features that I wanted to try.
On first try it got put on the shelf only now have I got it back out and getting into it, its great, got my head around it and after a day have warmed up to the way it works.
I still go between using the touch feature, stylus and mouse, due to going inbetween coding/graphics/type though in short this has helped with a mixture of movements that I feel helps reduce RSI due to the mix up of hand moves.
Posted 17.06.2013 @ 10.29AM
I wanted to ask what other designers/coders are doing to help reduce RSI in regards to the equipment they are using.
Of just recent I have started using a Wacom tablet, like a big trackpad which seems to offer a good variation of hand movements etc over what I use to do with the mouse.
Any one doing the same?
Set up pic: http://instagram.com/p/ahDQeTI9qw/
Posted 24.05.2013 @ 10.48AM (Edited 24.05.2013 @ 10.52AM)
The basic bits I understand are similar to the way paragraph styles work in indesign, for example with indesign and setting a para style of "highlight" it has many attributes, bold, italic, underlined, indented, colour setting, font family etc. Then when you select a para of text and click this style it gets added to the para in one click, you don't need to rewrite it out again and so on for any other paras that you wish to style with "highlight".
Compass/Sass has Variables and Mixins, along with a heap of other stuff that acts in a similar concept to the above, so for simple example if a Variable is set: $highlightColor: #14b4bb; and you have used that throughout headings and body etc and all of a sudden from above the colour needs to change to #ff0030, then every where you have used $highlightColor it automatically gets updated to the new colour without individually have to change #14b4bb settings in your CSS, similar to if you needed to update a para style in indesign.
This was only a basic example just to give the idea of a pre processor, there is a definite depth and time saving by using one for particular sites.
Posted 22.05.2013 @ 11.12PM
@Dave, this was a good intro, was very basic but well explained to give a feel for SASS/COMPASS http://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts/88-intro-to-compass-sass/
Posted 08.01.2013 @ 9.41PM
Thanks for the offer @Bjarni but I managed to get an invite in the meantime. But it seems like you will find somebody else who would take it quite easy :)
So although I'm just around dribbble for a couple of weeks I have to say that the quality of the designs is quite high. There's some really nice stuff to find and I think it's a bit more interesting like e.g. behance.
You can have a look at my stuff at: http://dribbble.com/Endor although there's not mucg to see right now :)
Posted 08.01.2013 @ 8.59AM
I'm curious about this, too. How long have you been using it for, @Bjarni ?
I just made an account. Do I just wait until someone invites me or do I have to request it somewhere? If anyone else has a spare invitation or has any more insight, please let me know. :)