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    Hi everyone, Im due to get a new laptop / portable computing device at some point this year (waiting for my vaio to completely die, albeit very slowly

    I have stumbled across affinity designer, which looks like a very interesting piece of design software (I have experience using adobe programme, albeit 2007 spec) and the price of it seems a bargain vs adobe CC.

    my questions are: is it worth getting for UI/UX/web design;

    how does it compare to adobe CC (which is too expensive for my liking) or a free alternatives

    does the windows 10 version have touch support ?
    (ideally would want to use a stylus for designing I find it easier to use vs keyboard and mouse)
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    (Original post by quasa)
    Hi everyone, Im due to get a new laptop / portable computing device at some point this year (waiting for my vaio to completely die, albeit very slowly

    I have stumbled across affinity designer, which looks like a very interesting piece of design software (I have experience using adobe programme, albeit 2007 spec) and the price of it seems a bargain vs adobe CC.

    my questions are: is it worth getting for UI/UX/web design;

    how does it compare to adobe CC (which is too expensive for my liking) or a free alternatives

    does the windows 10 version have touch support ?
    (ideally would want to use a stylus for designing I find it easier to use vs keyboard and mouse)
    For UI/UX/Web Design, no it's not worth it.

    For broad spectrum use, the only part of the suite which isn't worse than CC is Photo, but it's got an astronomically higher skill prequisite, and has limited relevance to the aforementioned fields.

    Unless your touchscreen has a wacom digitiser built in, no support for touch.
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    (Original post by iainvg)
    For UI/UX/Web Design, no it's not worth it.

    For broad spectrum use, the only part of the suite which isn't worse than CC is Photo, but it's got an astronomically higher skill prequisite, and has limited relevance to the aforementioned fields.

    Unless your touchscreen has a wacom digitiser built in, no support for touch.
    cool, any good tools for front end design? (preferably free software).
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    (Original post by quasa)
    cool, any good tools for front end design? (preferably free software).
    The tools used by professionals are almost always paid for, so free ones will probably be a compromise. How high level are you looking to design? A UX design might work with Invision, Sketch, Balsamiq or Axure whereas someone working more with graphics is much more likely to be using Photoshop/Illustrator in their toolkit.

    Sketch is so nice...
 
 
 
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