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April 11, 2013 at 10:52 pm #44054CarraraWebsiteSolutionsParticipant
I would like to know if it is best to design website in illustrator first before doing css/html work?April 11, 2013 at 11:42 pm #131474kgscott284Participant
It is generally best to have a visual blueprint up or at least the structure sketched up so you have something to work off of. I don’t believe that it is ever a good idea to just start without some kind of starting point.April 12, 2013 at 12:27 am #131476CarraraWebsiteSolutionsParticipant
ThanksApril 12, 2013 at 4:50 am #131489
Fireworks…yes.April 12, 2013 at 4:53 am #131490
Or if you’re a true warrior, MS Paint.
On topic, I usually skip the Fireworks/Photoshop part (when I can), mostly because I suck as hell with those tools, but I always spend a decent amount of time on paper. Paper is good to sketch things, people often seem to forget this.April 12, 2013 at 4:58 am #131493
The beautiful thing about FW is that can create States and it also exports CSS (I believe).
Intro to the Lynda.com course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5OXEir0F6g
Ongoing WebDesign-Tuts series: http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/sessions/fireworks-in-the-real-world/April 12, 2013 at 6:09 am #131498
> […] and it also exports CSS (I believe).
I wouldn’t try that.April 12, 2013 at 6:14 am #131500April 12, 2013 at 6:16 am #131501
I believe @Paulie_d recommanded Fireworks over Illustrator because as far as I know, Fireworks is meant to do webdesign while Illustrator is better suited for print design (I’d say).April 12, 2013 at 7:03 am #131515
>What’s wrong with doing vector artwork in Illustrator?
Nothing…that’s what it’s for…but that wasn’t the question.
The question was “design website” _(sic)_….I would argue that that is **precisely** what FW is for.April 12, 2013 at 7:54 am #131532MagParticipant
I’ve recently come upon this article:
Back to basics ;)April 12, 2013 at 8:04 am #131539
That’s a good idea for basic layout…but actual design?April 12, 2013 at 9:09 am #131552Jonathand_dMember
I agree with Paulie_D Fireworks is the best tool for muck-up production. However I do kind of move from Fireworks back to Photoshop.April 12, 2013 at 9:56 am #131559
LOLApril 12, 2013 at 10:17 am #131561chrisburtonParticipant
@Paulie_D Oops. I thought you were implying something else. I agree that Fireworks is strictly suited for the web. However, I still prefer PS and AI as a hybrid because you never know when you’ll need it for print work (personal business cards, etc).
@ChrisP I’ve heard great things about Sketch.
As for the original question, I agree with what @kgscott284 had to say. Especially when it comes to client work.
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