I spoke at WordCamp Atlanta. It was awesome. Here’s the slides. I also wrote a post about it a while ago.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about the tools we use to design the web. But we’re focused on the wrong thing. The tools you use as a designer are more about your process. Designers use tools to communicate ideas. Does Photoshop really work is a web designer’s process?
If you haven’t heard, sliders (almost always) suck and It’s our job as the designer to make websites suck less. So does that mean we have to get rid of all the sliders? Will that make everything better? Nope. We need to learn where and when to add sliders onto our pages. Here’s 3 simple rules I follow to make sure my sliders don’t suck.
As a designer, it is my job to create a vision for your website. Part of that job includes making a website look good, but more importantly, it’s to create a website that accomplishes business objectives. To do that, it takes more than just a few hours in photoshop.