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Alexander Friedl
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Abstract Versions (Sketch) Tutorial - Learn to standardize your design workflow and scale it to the moon

Get started with Abstract Versions in this crash course. I will guide you through the tool and share my experiences and best practices.

Learn to version design
Youtube: 1 hour 48 min crash course

This is my first screenrecord and I would be happy about your feedback ๐Ÿ˜Š

Learn to version design like developers

If you have ever worked in large and distributed software-related teams, then in the course of your career you will have thought about standardizing your work.

Not only to achieve branding goals, to maintain consistency and to develop a uniform look and feel, but above all to be able to work more efficiently, to share work results and knowledge and to develop a common language.

Development teams have been doing this for many years on the basis of version control systems such as SVN, Mercurial or Git.

This approach is also gaining more and more acceptance and support for design teams.

Abstract Versions offers an attractive opportunity to take your design workflow to the next level, which differs from real-time collaboration concepts such as Figma via the concepts of branching and committing and is more based on the Git approach.

In this 1 hour 48 minute Abstract Versions course I would like to use a real example to introduce you to the advantages of the Git-based workflow, with which design teams can be scaled up to the moon.

Learn how to

  • manage sketch files
  • track your work progress
  • use branches and commits
  • manage design reviews
  • standardize your design workflow
  • offer versions of your libraries, components and features
  • share prototypes, guidelines, specs and measurements seamlessly

Watch, if you want to

  • better understand the git based workflow
  • learn about how to use Abstract
  • scale your product design
  • be hip and speak about #designops with more confidence

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Linda1Olson • Edited on

Thanks a lot, it was really interesting for me, as for a beginner in design and graphics. I understand that if I want to work in this field, I have to learn many programs. My friend advised me on a whole list to study. But I don't know which one is more important. I'm going to start with learning AutoCAD and archicad 22. Maybe, it is better to install the latest version so that I wouldn't retrain every time. All the versions differ from each other. Firstly, I need to learn how to make linear drawings and only then how to construct volumetric figures.