Let’s play a little game. We’ll take a professional, then we’ll give them a tool we know they’re good with.
Carpenter? Hammer. Surgeon? Scalpel. Chef? Knife. Painter? Brush. Sculptor? Chisel.
That wasn’t so hard. Let’s narrow it down to the designer spectrum.
Print designer? Photoshop. User interface designer? Photoshop. Web designer? Photoshop.
Wait a minute there. So let’s get things straight: is Photoshop that good, or do we have a problem with our tools?
As designers, we take a message and do our best to communicate that message as clearly as possible. There is something that needs to be done, and we find a way to do it in such a way that it will be quick, easy, and (hopefully) enjoyable.
I am lucky to have entered web design during a period where everything is falling into place. “Code versus Photoshop” debates now favor code, and responsive web design is quickly becoming a standard. There has never been a better time to design for the web, and it can only keep getting better.