Days of PSD Past: Alternative Design Workflows
The expense and resource bloat of Adobe Photoshop, along with changing processes in web design, has cause many front-end designers and developers to begin searching for alternatives to improve their workflow.
In addition to design philosophies such as NoPSD, new tools such as Sketch, Macaw and even Edge Reflow from Adobe are attempting to seamlessly bridge that gap between layout and code that has been so tedious in years past.
This presentation will look at some of these "post-Photoshop" design practices, how they fit into a designer's workflow and which ones (if any) will work best in simplifying that workflow while maintaining or enhancing final code quality.
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- How does one go about these new workflows when clients are so accustomed to seeing "finished designs" before going into front-end migration?
- Are there deliverables that are becoming best practices in lieu of complete Photoshop mock-ups?
- Are these new design tools that generate HTML and/or CSS code good enough for "professional" use, or are they creating more work via spaghetti code?
- Would this type of design process be considered Agile? Does the rest of the project need to be Agile in order to use this type of design workflow?
- What other technologies (SASS/LESS, CoffeeScript, etc.) might be relevant to add to an enhanced/streamlined workflow?
- Jeremy Fuksa Clickfarm
Jeremy Fuksa Clickfarm
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