Comments on: It’s About the Design Not the Tools http://designm.ag/design/its-about-the-design-not-the-tools-2/ Articles and Resources for Web Designers Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:54:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 By: Debate popular-Juliohttp://designm.ag/design/its-about-the-design-not-the-tools-2/#comment-51654 Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:30:48 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=35088#comment-51654 In fact the tools are a supplement that has to do with the ease of use of the designer. Obviously the design mostly should not be thought by the designer but by what the customer needs and what the user intends for the site.

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By: Web Design Manchesterhttp://designm.ag/design/its-about-the-design-not-the-tools-2/#comment-40222 Sat, 07 May 2011 09:06:54 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=35088#comment-40222 Hello there. Great examples and tips. I really loved them. Actually, the examples were the best ones that i have seen in a while. Thanks.

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By: Kole Calcherahttp://designm.ag/design/its-about-the-design-not-the-tools-2/#comment-39979 Tue, 03 May 2011 21:53:39 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=35088#comment-39979 I dugg some of you post as I cerebrated they were very helpful handy – Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln 1809 1865

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By: Carlton Barnettehttp://designm.ag/design/its-about-the-design-not-the-tools-2/#comment-38978 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 17:00:46 +0000 http://designm.ag/?p=35088#comment-38978 I agree completely, though on a different tip. When I first started I didn’t have fancy hardware or software like Photoshop for our design projects. But we did just fine. Whenever someone in the industry asked what we use, there was always a bit of awkwardness because we didn’t use the “industry standard” and we felt we’d be looked down on for that. It shouldn’t have mattered, because the end design and how it functions for the client is what matters (or should matter) most.

Now I actually prefer Illustrator and occasionally Fireworks. We don’t really have a need for Dreamweaver or similar programs. We just consider the design and its goals to determine which software to work in or which tools to use. And of course, if the client needs specific file formats that goes into consideration as well.

But even though it shouldn’t matter, it does. I’ve seen so many job postings and ads for clients needing a designer who is proficient in Dreamweaver or Photoshop. It’s not that the client has a website currently designed in one of those tools because most that I’ve seen doesn’t even have a website yet. But I think that clients hear the names of certain software and assume that they won’t get a good website if it’s not designed with these tools. That couldn’t be further from the truth, but try to tell them that and they’ll just assume you’re taking that position because you don’t have the level of skill that they’re looking for.

Perhaps it’s client education we need to help others understand that the tools aren’t really what matters as long as the outcome of the design is spot on. Whether it’s Photoshop, Fireworks or something else not considered “industry standard,” the design should beat all.

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