How to structure your Photoshop files

As a creative developer, I'm often asked what my preference is for receiving creative from my designers. Personally, I prefer to receive a layered file, with mockups, instead of pre-sliced images. This is a personal choice, and I understand it is not the preferred format for everyone. In fact, there seems to be quite a debate within the industry as to the best method for receiving creative.

Regardless of your personal choice, though, I believe it is imperative for designers to build and deliver clean files. Too many times I've been handed a file that looks similar to the one below.

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