Sarah Parmenter: The Responsive Workflow
Sarah Parmenter was speaking about The Responsive Workflow at Responsive Conf, these are my notes from her talk.
Responsive means many things - mostly terror and dread. Workflow I've had for years doesn't work, if we're honest then the phrase "winging it"should be used more often.
We're thinking about workflow and tools - not thinking enough about the process. Photoshop has become a dirty word.
Have you had to change your workflow for responsive: 56% yes.
Is responsive integrated in your company: 64% yes
Do you work to common breakpoints: 65% yes (we should be designing to the design - not widths)
Think of design as a puzzle picture - pieces have to fit in different places. We need to share the things that don't work and not just the finished article.
Indesign can be used for responsive design - there is a blog post on this. [Didn't get the URL]
YouKnowWho started to document their workflow:
- Conent and structure
- UX and wireframes
- Design elements and atmosphere
Static visuals sill have their place - not comps. PSDs are not deliverables.
You must know the structure of your content. Look at newspapers that have a good structure. Do a content audit.
Define content structure. Look at what people are actually doing/looking at. Identify the most important areas and then use wireframes to signoff on content hierarchy - identify areas by priority numbers.
Pattern libraries are a deliverable. This can be the visual design theme but not a layout. It's not a style guide, it describes what and where.
Asset management is a real problem. We're going to need a number of different file formats for different devices. Look at slicy macrabbit. [Mac and Photoshop]
Process is adaptive and our work is never done.