Design in the browser

This article first appeared in issue 235 of .net magazine – the world's best-selling magazine for web designers and developers.

I’ve never been a big fan of doing any more work than needed. I tend to evaluate methods and tools based on their ability to make me, or my team, more effective. How quickly do they get us to a working product? How effective are they at communicating? Do they stay out of our way?

Over the years, I’ve adjusted my design process and tools. I imagine I’ll continue to do so. That’s the nature of designing for technology and the web. This industry is constantly evolving; our process and tools need to evolve as well.

HTML5 and CSS3 make it easier to transition more of the design process upstream – away from Photoshop and more towards a living, breathing design. Tools such as Foundation, Bootstrap, and jQuery make moving more of your design process to code more approachable.

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