The purpose of this study is to reveal and understand the stable and changing trends in web design based on 1,127,302 of Photoshop & Sketch designs that have been uploaded to Avocode in 2016.
Photoshop is no longer in the lead
Sketch (along with other progressive tools) has kicked off a new era of digital design:
- 2015: 57% Photoshop designs vs. 43% Sketch designs
- 2016: 41% Photoshop designs vs. 59% Sketch designs
Symbols are becoming a design standard
In April 2016, Sketch re-introduced Symbols to save designers more time.
- Sketch files saw 7.6x growth of Symbols usage
- Even Adobe Xd and Affinity Designer have introduced Symbols to keep up the pace