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    Tom88
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    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?

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    nutsandbolts
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    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.


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
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