Workflow: Questioning the Tried and True Methods
My workflow, for the curious, looks something like this:
- Digital wireframe.
- Overlay wireframe on Photoshop (onto 16 column grid).
- Design mockups.
- Solicit feedback from client.
- Make changes.
- Get approval from client.
- Code mockup into CSS/WordPress template.
- Load Content
- Browser Check
- Responsive Check
- Final Client Check
Seems relatively straight-forward, right? I’ve been seeing post after post online saying that “designing with Photoshop is dead” and “the bell tolls for Photoshop”. While the article titles are a bit on the apocalyptic side, they did get me thinking: is my workflow wrong? Am I working in an outdated method?
And then, I stopped. Because I realized something:
This workflow works for me.
I’ve got this down to a science. Clients end up with websites they are happy with, and I end up with products that I’m proud of (and am willing to put on my portfolio). Granted, there are pros and cons to both, but everyone has a workflow that they’re used to, that works for them, and that lets them do what they do best: design/develop/write.
I’d love to know your workflow, if you’re in the business (or if not, hey that’s fine too). I feel like mine works for me, and it allows me to get stuff done in a timely fashion, and I think (ultimately) that’s what matters.
Just a little inspiration for those of you who are out there “doing” it day to day. Don’t sweat the details. Just go out and do awesome stuff.