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The Modern Responsive Designer’s Workflow

By Dan Mall

In our industry, we are often subject to three things: titles, tools, and output. We sort ourselves into buckets based on our job titles: designers, developers, content strategists, information architects, and others. It’s often cleaner that way. We sort ourselves by tools as well. Designers use things like Photoshop and Sketch, and developers use things like Sublime and CodePen. If you walk by somebody’s desk, and they’re using Omnigraffle, it’s likely they’re an information architect.

We’re also categorized by output: designers are expected to produce comps; developers are expected to write code. Our deliverables and output are severely outdated, limiting the squishy, giddy, icky, amazing, ...

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