I've released a Photoshop plugin focused on automating and optimizing the delivery of UI designs for development. It automates the slicing and
exporting of PNG assets, and allows you to create matching UI design specs
with concise information on element positions, dimensions, margins, font
It's a handy tool to greatly speed up your workflow while ensuring the consistency of your design deliverables. It's made for both individuals and design teams working on for applications, web sites, mobile apps, and similar.
For my latest project, I want to make the web application look and
feel like a native one. I don't want the user to feel as though he
or she is navigating webpages; rather, I'd like them to feel as
though they just opened up iTunes, for example. I have both aesthetic
and strategic reasons for this.
I have some ideas in my head of example of web applications that have
accomplished this (OMGPOP, Drupal Gardens, Gmail, Typekit), but I'd
like to hear from you if you have any suggestions.
No recommendation is a bad one as long as it's reasonable.
I'm having trouble with our design process. It seems like it isn't
working, we are falling behind schedule. What I'd like to know
What is your design workflow? Do you do low-res mockups first, or
start with an existing design? (This is in the context of creating a
new application to fit into an existing suite of apps, so the visual
style is already set)
How long does your design process take? If you had to do say a dozen
screens, would you expect going from nothing to handing it to a
developer to take 2 weeks? 4 weeks?