I was just wondering how many people create their page templates in Photoshop before converting to a layout. I always here designers designing in photoshop as a mess around then converting it into a proper layout.
Do many people construct their websites this way? Am i going about design the wrong way?
I don't know about you, but I jsut go to design view in macromedia dreamweaver, and play around with divs etc, and also fireworks for the stuff dreamweaver can't make. it makes it easier cause you can preview in ie, firefox, mozilla at a click of a button!
Well personally I usually work up an idea in my head and on paper and then create the main images for it in PhotoShop. I then start coding the site in Windows Notepad. I have created designs completely in PhotoShop before but I prefer to draw it out on paper and in my head.
I don't think your going about it the wrong way. In fact from the people I've met before most of them do create their entire designs in PhotoShop. I don't have any problem with that but I just prefer to do it on paper and in my head.
Thanks for the encouraging replies!
I am a bit impatient when it comes to designing. I regulary view the CSS Vault for the latest designs and base one design on many of the different designs in there. I usually play around with the design and as i am not a big content man, i usually end up creating a template for future use.
Many people i know are very determined and will not stop until a whole site is complete. I am the complete opposite of this.. I can't stick with one design for more than a week at best!
As for designing. I usually draw on paper or in my mind and use Photoshop for the images and Dreamweaver for the layout. I only use the code view as the design view is very misleading.