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Fletcher Moore

Can you imagine what it would be like if cars were designed this way? “Just fire up the ol’ assembly line and start welding metal!”

Ok, it’s virtual, but still, if you’re using css to work out your layout, well, that’s the part I think is really nuts. Why not something like Omnigraffle? Drag out a box. Drag out another box. Move ‘em, scale ‘em. It really doesn’t get any simpler than that. Unless you want to talk paper and pencil, which we probably should.

Beyond that point, yeah, I’ve designed some sites on the fly like this. It’s got its points. But one thing I love about Photoshop is that it’s possible to work in Photoshop without concern about coding techniques and browser limitations. You can do pretty much anything you can imagine in Photoshop, while if you’re doing it in css, the first thing you wind up asking yourself when you think something up is, yeah, but how do I execute it? That’s an impediment to ideation, if you ask me.