WordPress or Not?
# March 16, 2009 at 7:50 pm
G’day everyone, my name is Daniel and I am from Melbourne Australia. This is my first post here. So here we go.
How are designers / developers going about sites at the moment eg. Using WordPress or something similar as a CMS or developing sites that are manually updated via Dreamweaver, FrontPage etc?
Your ideas would be much appreciated.
Daniel# March 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm
A lot of designers like the CMS style approach, and wordpress is very popular (personally I love it) – but there is still room for the old school – although the updating is obviously a lot more laborious.
Frontpage IS evil – it can’t be used… *shudders*
It all depends what you want really.# March 16, 2009 at 11:14 pm
I was just using FP as an example, don’t worry I don’t use it !!!!!
What about the Design Process, I am still struggling to get my head around what is the best way to start a design?
Is it best to use a graphics program like Photoshop first and then code it from there, or is it better to code the CSS etc first and then add the graphical elements after that?
Cheers# March 17, 2009 at 12:25 am
I suppose it’s a little bit of both.
I always start in Photoshop, but I will have a general grid/layout in mind (how I’m going to divide the divs, etc) while designing. I think you’ll find most people start with the design. It’d be terribly frustrating being forced to confine your design to whatever coding you’ve already done.# March 17, 2009 at 3:38 am
I normally sketch a bit on paper first – pretty abstract but I find it gets my juices flowing, plus the computer can be a bit of a distraction…
Then I make it in photoshop/illustrator
Then I slice it up…
Then I code out the XHTML
Then I code the CSS
then I have a website :D# March 17, 2009 at 7:19 pm
well, the answer is:
1. http://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts … op-mockup/
This is how I learned it :)
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