While I’ve been steadily moving away from designing detailed static pages in Photoshop and developing my designs with working code, Photoshop and Sketch are still key players in my design stack. The principles in Pixel Perfect Precision by ustwo, now 4 years old, remain relevant.
I had a hard time sleeping last night, so I built Lukas Bulga’s Profile Menu from dribbble as practice.
My goals were to:
1. Translate an idea to HTML/CSS as fast as possible (done);
2. Infer states from a static design (done);
3. Review, refactor, and improve the code and cross-browser compliancy (later).
While I get to #3 in the future, I thought I’d share the result as it stands.
The task of changing the way people think about computing is in the hands of people like you and me – there’s no establishment preventing progress besides the enforcement of norms by a community.
We are in a stage of stunted development – using computers creatively is still unnecessarily hard, unjustly handicapping people with great ideas but neither time nor the ‘symbol manipulation’ skills currently required to ‘become programmers.’