Do you design in the browser?

9 years ago from Wes Oudshoorn, Co-founder at AppSignal

  • Mitch WarrenMitch Warren, 9 years ago

    I totally agree.

    With every site I build, I'm constantly adding reusable chunks to my personal code library. It was hard at first, but once you've iterated a bunch, and you know and have trust in your own library - building is FAST.

    I'm keeping a list of notes with each project, to document where I'm getting tripped up and how to improve for next time. That iterative process is so important.

    As someone said above, clients do have a hard time understanding what's going on without PSDs - and I do agree. No client I've worked with has ever grasped the "design-in-browser" thing and that's been a bit of a burden until recently.

    I designed a website for a client a week ago. I got into the browser as soon as I could - and once done - I used a screenshot extension for Safari to generate a full page image of the design. Each time the client wants a change, I'll tweak the code, and then just run the extension - linking them to the image. They also have the added benefit of seeing the live site too, but the images put them at ease.

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