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AmigoProductions says

Hey Themeforest authors! :)
I’m a author on Videohive and I absolutely love the work you guys are doing here.

This might be a stupid question, but I was wondering which software most of you use to build websites?
I assume there are several different answers, also depending on the platform it’s aimed at? (Wordpress, Joomla. . .)? Do you use X for design (Photoshop / Illustrator?) and Y for coding? Do most authors work in teams?

And secondly, what is the basic breakdown of steps you go through? i.e. 1 – Design, 2 -Coding, 3 ?

I hope these questions aren’t completely ridiculous..! I’m really interested in the whole processes and want to learn more about what’s involved. I have very little experience with coding, but do have quite a bit of experience with design so I thought it would be an interesting field to explore. Thanks!

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BenSheppard says

Not ridiculous questions at all! :)

Design – Photoshop
Code – Sublime Text 2

Process: Draw on paper work out how I want it to look, Try it out in photoshop, start to code, then flicks between paper and code

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FranklinM2 says

It’s not a stupid question at all :)

I use photoshop for design and espresso for coding. I like espresso because it manages multiple projects very well and the ui is excellent. I’ve also installed a dark theme called Capuccino.

My work flow involves initial psd concept then straight to WordPress but lately am I’ve been trying out a new work flow where I just code without the psd. It is much faster but the design can end up being chaotic, LOL, you have to be careful with that one.

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AmigoProductions says

Cool, Thanks for your replies! I’m glad to the questions are reasonable :)

So from what I’ve gathered so far, the design starts in Photoshop and then the code is written in a ‘code friendly’ software such as Sublime text 2 & Espresso. Is one of these two software common among developers?

What I always thought would be the most comfortable method to create a website is to use a software like Photoshop or Illustrator, and then create all the code inside it with very little coding. So basically what you’d do is create the design layout, then link the different elements to each other – for example in DVD menu authoring you’d link the chapters button to the chapters page. Does that make any sense?

I came across Adobe Muse, but I’m not sure to what level that can take me. Does anyone use it here?

And in there a good website that you guys use that has tutorials from basic to advance? For us the After Effects users Andrew Kramer is the master tutor ;) I’d love to get a few links!

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pixel-industry says

We use Photoshop, Illustator when needed and Netbeans – very good app.. About tutorials – here are some that are very good: http://net.tutsplus.com/?s=from+psd+to+html+to+wordpress. Also check lynda.com. Theay also have good stuff – that’s how we started :)

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AmigoProductions says

Very interesting! Thanks for your help guys, I’ll check out Netbeans & the Net section on Tutsplus :) Thanks!

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