Recently, a family member renewed a passport. The design is reminiscent of the one-hundered peso bill with its purplish color and “entched” illustration style. I like it.
- Code the behavior of Interactivity
- Style for Visual Design: Visual Content
- Style for Visual Design: Typography
What are other web design tools available out there other than Photoshop?
Web design has evolved from being focused on graphics down to being focused on content and experience. Even imagine the time when web design was done using Flash.
This is one of the reasons why in the past, that a photo-editing application like Photoshop was a perfect tool for web designers-we can create elaborate graphics and at the same time export HTML and CSS.
Web designers can still choose to do it that way, only that there are already a wide variety of applications that specifically cater to web and mobile design – and up to a certain point – development. Even Adobe has XD to contend with Sketch and InVision DSM.
So, yes, there might be web designers who didn’t find a need for Photoshop in any of their web projects. And that’s ok.
Ideally, design guides, brand guidelines, style guides, etc. are based on research.
They did not appear in a vacuum.
Collaborate with the people who made the guides and find out if you are aligned with the same objectives.
The user and business objectives are the guidelines for the team, whether in UI design or frontend development.
These are the Elements of UX according to Jesse James Garrett:
- Strategy – user and business objectives
- Scope – content and functional requirements
- Structure – Information Architecture and Interaction Design
- Skeleton – Information Design, UI Design, Navigation Design
- Surface – Sensory Design (e.g., Visual Design, Audial Design)
UI Design practically comes after having objectives and requirements. It constitutes the design of the interface based on Information Architecture and Interaction Design.
The Elements of UX shows the abstraction of what constitutes UX Design. It involves the whole process of research and testing at different planes and at different stages of the process.
Now, must a UI designer dive right into UI design without referring to any previous work done such as objectives and requirements, information architecture and interaction designs?