Browsers and Plugins
I started off designing for the web in Fireworks for years before it became obsolete, so I then moved over to illustrator before going to Sketch. It’s the best tool imho for web design since the Fireworks days. I’m also going to see what Adobe XD is like and Framer. Which seems particularly good for using along side React development work. Could be that Framer becomes my go to design tool. I also use illustrator CC and small bits of photoshop CC from time to time.
I come from a Sublime text background, primarily then went to Atom but found that to be too memory intensive so switched over to Visual Studio Code. Check out my settings and the extensions to see how I have things configured. I use the Moonlight theme with extra shadowing enabled and my font of choice is Dank Mono.
My personal primary goto stack is HTML5, Styled Components, React, GatsbyJS, GraphQL, Sanity.io, Github and Netlify, Surge or Vercel. I’ve recently finished taking a course that uses Apollo Client, GraphQL Yoga, Prisma and NextJS and so that will likely be one of my main Full Stack setups. In my day job, I use a mixture of Sketch, Figma, HTML5, Emotion, JQuery/Vanilla JS, Contentful, Gatsby and Craft CMS.
I use Tweetbot for Mac and iOS for my main timeline (mainly because of the realtime syncing between mobile and desktop) and Tweetdeck on desktop for all other timelines. Alfred App is my go to for launching apps. A mix of Notion / Apple Notes and Apple Reminders app for all my organisational needs and I’ve been trialling GitSpeek by the guys over at Lambda for managing my repos more easily. My go to news feed app is still the long standing Reeder. Skype, Discord, Slack and Spectrum are my communication tools. Music wise, I am subscribed to both Spotify and Apple Music. I primarily use Spotify, but use Apple Music mostly on my Apple watch.
I use a Focusrite Scarlet Solo which I plug my jack into through to a USB port which I then am able to use Garageband with. I have 2 main amplifiers. A 50w Marshall MG50FX which I use with my Washburn HD10SCEB Elec Acoustic. My other amplifier, which I use with my Ephiphone Les Paul Sunburst is a 100w DSL 100H Mashall head sat ontop of a half stack Vintage 1960a cab. Effects wise, I use a Korg AX10G multi effects unit and an Original CryBaby wah pedal.
I own a Series 5 Apple Watch and an iPhone 11. My main personal work horse is a 27” iMac 5k Retina with 40g of RAM, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Keyboard 2. For my day job, I use a 2017 15” Retina space grey MacBook Pro (with touchbar) and 16g of ram.