The New Photoshop, Part 2: The Revenge of The Web
Deep in the dank, dark bowels of traditional web design workflow, HTML and CSS have been held prisoner for years by the Designers. Cold, exhausted, and terrified for the next deadline, they remained shackled to the very end of the web design process along with their developers. Until those dreaded moments when the large metal door opened and the next Photoshop comp walked in and forced them to create his likeness with pixel perfection, again and again.
But then the devices came.
The devices began to infiltrate the world of the Designers, complicating their workflows and adding frustration to their projects. Some Designers saw that this was not the way and called themselves Responsive. These brave rebels set out to free HTML and CSS, and team up with them to create an effective web design tool: the web-based mockup.
Stephen is a front-end design and development consultant focusing on multi-platform design. He still does client work through his consultancy, Zero Interface. Stephen speaks at industry events, writes for industry publications, and contributed to Smashing Book #3. He is member of the working group for the Dutch government's web accessibility guidelines. His book, Responsive Design Workflow (Peachpit/New Riders) is just out. When he's not working himself to death, he appreciates a good Belgian ale and blogs about twice a year at the-haystack.com.
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