zundel

Tuesday 59

Wireframe

Filed under: Computers — Tags: , , , — zundel @ pm

I’ve always done website mock-ups in html/css.

I come to it as a programmer: I pseudo-code in html, then build up pages and the site.

Working on it visually has always seemed mistaken to me. Web pages flow. Drawings don’t.

Why we skip Photoshop from 37signals

Read the comments.

Html/css should never get pushed to pixel perfect. It breaks that way.
Graphic designers should not become web designers.

Hmm…
Some of us think in structure: html works that way.
Some think visually, which violates html, and try to impose it. That produces brittle code which will not survive a new browser or standard.
Some code for durability and maintainability. Others code to please the client in the moment.
A programmer invented html. We think of structure, and how to convey it visually.

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