Web design workflows in 2010?
April 21, 2010 12:40 PM Subscribe
What does a web designer / web UX designer workflow look like in 2010?
posted by pbh to computers & internet (12 answers total) 54 users marked this as a favorite
I am a web developer who doesn't know anything about web design. I can make scalable, standards compliant websites, but I really don't know how to make them look professional. I can either learn to design myself or ask a friend who has a previous art background but no web design experience to help.
In either case, I need to know how a web designer does their work. What underlying theory is there? What programs are used and in what order? What hardware is necessary to do a nice job? From start to finish, if a web designer gets a project, what steps happen in order to bring it to completion?
I would ideally like as many specifics as possible. If you are a web designer, what do you do? Do you start with mockups on paper or in a particular program? Do you work primarily in a vector graphics program like Illustrator, in something like Photoshop, or in tools created for web design like Dreamweaver? What does the process look like, and where do you spend most of your time? Do you have a library of effects or templates that you've developed over time for particular purposes? If you work regularly with web designers, what have you seen them do?
Any insight into the modern workflow of designers on the web would be much appreciated!