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Responsive Web Design with Adobe Photoshop

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For a couple of decades now, designers have used Photoshop to mock up Web page designs. However, that work generally results in a static graphic of the page, which has to be translated by a developer into the components of a Web page: HTML files and Web-compatible image files.

Our multi-device world has shown us that this approach to web design, including full-page comps done in Photoshop, is increasingly problematic. Modern web designers are adopting a new approach: creating flexible web pages whose layout can adapt to suit the screen on which they are displayed. This is “Responsive Web Design” [RWD].

Until now, books on designing responsive Web sites have focused on HTML and CSS – in other words, they've been very code-centric, and visual creativity seems to take a back seat.
This new book is aimed at the visual Web designer who’s accustomed to working in Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop CC contains many new features that help streamline the process of converting a static page design to a set of components for a responsive web page.

Dan Rose is one of the best-known advocates of this new way of working in Photoshop. He’s observed that only a few people are talking about Photoshop for RWD constructively, yet a majority (63% as of his last informal poll) of web designers are using Photoshop for more than simple asset creation. This transition is a pain point for many designers.

His new book will balance coverage of conceptual issues (how to fit tools like Photoshop to the design workflow rather than fitting a workflow to the tools) with practical design exercises tailored to help communicate the overall design direction of the page while respecting the needs of the fluid Web. In addition, he will introduce methods for taking HTML back into Photoshop for further refinement.  

256 pages, Paperback

First published December 31, 2014

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February 23, 2015
The author seems torn between abandoning full page comps and using other design techniques. I honestly don't think there is anything wrong with (some) full page comps even in the responsive design age. If I were to do all these other techniques I would be ADDING time to my projects, not saving it. Overall a good book with lots of good tips. Was a bit disappointed that Adobe Reflow wasn't discussed at all, as that is also a tool that works with Photoshop.
October 7, 2015
I Like The browser - Photoshop - browser approach, i found some usefull resources to pump my Photoshop and to speed RWD process, i recommend this book to all designers and web designers jumping in responsive design Wagon
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November 12, 2015
Great book. Really helped dispel my understanding of when to use and when not to use photoshop in modern web design/development.
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