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excerpt from an article by Sam Mularczyk
found on medium.com
https://medium.com/coding-design/54e4688e4ee5
-->
<h1>Designing<br />in<br />Photoshop<br />sucks</h1>
  
<p><em>I’m not saying you can’t design in Photoshop. I certainly used to, and plenty of designers much more talented than myself do. But I’d argue that in 90% of cases, it’s not the best tool for the job. I’ll explain why.</em></p>

<hr>

<p>It’s incredibly common for web designers to use Photoshop as a tool to mock up sites. I get it. It’s quick, simple and visual… but also totally inaccurate.</p>

<p>By designing a web page in Photoshop, you’re creating a fixed-size image for a responsive, “retina-display” world. It’s not a true representation of what you’d actually see on the web. Animation, transitions, accurate/readable fonts and responsive design are all becoming essential in a mobile-focused landscape.</p>

<p>Sure, you can make a couple comps, mock up different breakpoints and so on &mdash; but that’s just making things super complicated.</p>

<p>Personally, I think it’s really important for web designers to <i>design in the browser</i>. Start with a sketch, flesh out all your ideas on paper then jump straight into code.</p>

<hr>

<p>I’ve been taking this approach for the last three or four years, and it really gives you an idea of what can actually be achieved with HTML & CSS. Clients also find a static web page much more impressive than an image, even if it’s super simple.</p>

<p>Sometimes you’ll see mockups and they’ll be impossible (or at least, very complicated) to implement. Web designers now, more than ever, need an in-depth understanding of their medium — otherwise you won’t be able to design effective, functional sites.</p>
<p class="etc">Read the full article on <a href="https://medium.com/coding-design/54e4688e4ee5">medium.com</a></p>
              
            
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                @import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Ubuntu+Mono:400,700);
*, *:before, *:after {
  margin:0;
  padding:0;
  -webkit-box-sizing:border-box;
  -moz-box-sizing:border-box;
  box-sizing:border-box;
}
body {
  padding:3em 1em;
  font-family: 'Ubuntu Mono', sans-serif;
  line-height:1.6em;
  color:white;
  background:#00005a;
}
em {font-style:normal;font-size:1.2em;}
i {font-style:normal;color:#00ff77;}
h1, p, hr, .etc {
  width:100%;
  max-width:40rem;
  margin:0 auto;
}
p {padding-bottom:1em;}
h1 {
  position:relative;
  padding:3rem 0 6rem 0;
  font-size:3em;
  line-height:1em;
  font-weight:700;
  text-transform:uppercase;
  letter-spacing:5px;
}
h1:before {
  content:'\3C\21\2013\2013';
  position:absolute;
  top:0;
  left:0;
  color:#00ff77;
}
h1:after {
  content:'\2013\2013\3E';
  position:absolute;
  bottom:3rem;
  left:0;
  color:#fe0002;
}
hr {
  position:relative;
  padding:3rem 0;
  border:none;
}
hr:before {
  content:'\2044\2217\2013\2013\2013\2013\2013\2217\2044';
  position:absolute;
  top:1.2rem;
  right:0;
  left:0;
  font-size:1.5em;
  color:#0200fb;
  text-align:center;
}
.etc {
  position:relative;
  padding:6rem 0 1rem 0;
  text-align:center;
  color:#fe0002;
}
.etc a {color:#fe0002;}
.etc:before {
  content:'\2022';
  position:absolute;
  top:1rem;
  left:50%;
  color:white;
  text-shadow:0 1rem 0 white,
              0 2rem 0 white;
}
              
            
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