I am coming from a background of PSD to HTML, What is the workflow for designing within the Genesis Framework, and presenting a design to clients? Do you still create a design in PS, and than create a child theme with the slices? Do you select a blank theme, and use that one? Curious what everyone else is doing?
Thank you in advance?
I’ll spare you my lecture on Illustrator vs. Photoshop for now.
Personally, my strategy has always been to code first and make pretty later, so I don’t do mockups. (I spent a lot of years coding from scratch before WordPress existed, so that’s just my habit.) I talk with my clients in detail about how they want the site to look, then quickly throw together a test site (usually working from a skeleton child theme) and go from there. For me it’s just faster to work that way.
Many, many Genesis designers I know still do mockups and I applaud their patience. Some, however, are much better at creating mockups than coding. I’ve been hired many times to clean up a hacked together website that looked awful and didn’t function well. (Which just affirms my stubborn refusal to work from mockups.)
I think you’ll find a lot of diversity in how different people work, but it’s a really interesting question and I’m glad you asked it! Hopefully others will chime in with what works for them.
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