Hi, I’m Brian Dys — a photographer from the inside looking out · a composer entangled in electronic music · a UX designer · a spouse, a parent, & everything in between.
In this second episode of RE:Creation, we’re going to re-create something that we’re all familiar with—the Nutrition Facts Label. This particular design is specific to U.S. Food and Drug Administration—although most nutrition information from other countries appear similar in terms of their tabular design.
We may ask, isn’t this label a print material (as opposed to digital)? Yes, this label—and others like it—are plastered in every packaging of edible products across the planet. Why would we delve into converting it for web then?
The last time I felt this way towards a camera was when I wanted a Canon 6D and a pancake lens. Since I’m kinda going lean in my life, this camera got me.
The first thing you’ll notice is the way the ZEISS ZX1 fits in the hand, the bend in the display – it just feels right. And then you discover the impressive optical quality of the lens: pin sharp results with an amazing depth of detail, juicy vibrant colors and an excellent balance. Source
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.
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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.