David Slack - Web developer

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Drupal theme - Creating the XHTML, CSS layout

For our layout we will simply hand code an XHTML and CSS layout using a text editor. My preferance is Dreamweaver.

Design in Fireworks

Fireworks is without doubt my favourite software find of the last few years. It has all the best parts of Photoshop and Illustrater for web designers. It uses vectors to create and it allows you to output in a range of bitmaps, for layout it is an amazing tool.

Pen and Paper

Some people will say it's a waste of time using pen and paper when you can simply use Fireworks, but, sometimes a bit of paper and a pen is a good way to start.

I was on the phone with a client a few months back (after seeing their brand that day) and while they talked about what they wanted I used the back of an envelope to sketch a design for them. I didn't have Fireworks to hand.

So, I've used a bit of paper to sketch a rough design (see the attached image). It's not great but it gives an idea of what I want to work to.

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For designing my websites I use:

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