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Organising Sketch for iOS

Updated Sketch 3 workflow for iOS development

Timur Nurutdinov
Feb 3, 2015 · 9 min read
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Things you’ll know from the article. Scroll down to watch GIFs ☺

General

Use pages in one document

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UIKit + Plugin approach VS Symbols in Sketch 3

Flatten images as much as you can

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⌘ key will instantly shows sizes you need in case of Flatten Image

Switch blur layers off


Hierarchy of pages

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Design at @1x.


Starting work with UIKit

Predefined kits


3. Symbol as a brick

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Don’t forget to use slash (/) in name to compose states of the symbols

Symbols to control states


Naming in symbols

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Don’t forget to exclude text Value from Symbol

Frequently used symbols

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Don’t include right actions in symbols
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To change an icon — replace two and all screens are updated

4. Export for everyone’s needs


Containers is a grid system for icons

Designers should understand which parts of the app are sliced and have an ability to apply changes with no extra developer work.

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Slices for icons

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Don’t forget to put a tick for Export Group Content Only feature

Export obviously

Developers should have an obvious way to understand where to find an icon and its container.

Export in symbols


Export App Store Screenshots

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Conclusion

.Sketch App

All about the sketch app

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