Sarah Parmenter with some good honest thoughts about the popular idea of designing in the browser.
I’ve tried, goodness knows I’ve tried, but my designs end up suffering, looking boxy, bland and uninspiring.
Not that I’m that great of a designer but I feel the same way. I have to start in Photoshop to get anything decent looking. I try to get out it as soon as possible, but once I’m into the HTML/CSS my brain is in a more analytical and less creative mode.