Table of Content
Chapter 1 – Tools web designers use
What OS to use?
Windows, Mac, Linux
Windows and Mac as development environment.
Linux as server environment. (Sometimes Windows or Mac too)
Vagrant for server side simulation in local machine.
Command to get vagrant up:
- Traditional hosting
We have several decisions to determine which hosting service to use.
Do you need server-side logic? What server-side logic type you need?
Where to place the server? Do we need full shell access or just managed hosting? Will we need to scale up easily?
Adobe Creative Cloud
- Dreamweaver for web design
- Photoshop and Illustrator for graphics creation
- Flash for animation
Dreamweaver is not a must. Web designers prefer pure text code editor.
Demo converting lines into list items
Demo on multiple lines copy and paste
In our daily routine, we prefer more lightweight apps when possible.
Replacing photoshop as prototyping tool.
Draw the web with web standard.
Interactive Content Creation:
Adobe Flash to CreateJS
Adobe Edge series
We always need to test the website in different browsers.
For mobile devices, we can use simulator or real devices.
Xcode iOS simulator and Genymotion for Android.