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Streamlined workflows

We tend to do the same things over and over and over and over and over and over and... You get the idea.

I was curious what optimised work flows people have in place.

I am currently fine tuning mine using between five and three device widths for responsive designs.

So I use the following:

  • Sketch sheets with the grids set up for printing (although I prefer a paperless approach)

  • Noteable / Penultimate templates with the same grids on the iPad

  • Book for project on Paper app on iPad for ideas sketching

  • Keynote for prototypes

  • Photoshop templates with grids

  • Photoshop for common elements

  • Slicy for rapid Photoshop output

  • Hammer for coding along with Sublime text

  • Bourbon for Sass and Borbon Neat for the grids

Because I work with the same grids that are flexible it is a rapid process that's hope to make better over time.

2 Answers


Hammer looks like a recent addition to the workflow.

Do you find it useful? I am concerned about using the hammer specific comments in my code. Is it worth the time and learning curve.

Thanks for sharing the list. I do something like :

  • Hand sketching on Paper
  • Low-Fi mockups using Balsamiq

Then I hand off my stuff to visual designer. I use the high-fi mockups in PSD to begin coding further

  • I don't use Slicy much as it doesn't work for everything. Sometimes its nice sometimes not so much.

  • Setup Mamp environment

  • Setup Git local and remote repos for development server

  • Coda 2

  • Add Git post push hooks to deploy on server so I don't have to mess with FTP. (DeployHQ)

  • Sass : Bourbon & Neat

  • Parallels for Win7 and IE testing

Oooo I did a search for 'Bourbon' and this came up. An old post of mine. I might update this later on with what I have changed and learnt :)