This Web Designer not all that excited about Adobe’s Project Comet

We’re a web designer, but I’m not so sure we’re all that excited about Project Comet or not. Having our web designer create layouts in Photoshop followed by our developer doing the PSD-to-WordPress works fine for us. Of course, we’re not building giant, complicated websites and most of our projects are a single web designer handing off PSD’s to a single web developer. For big complicated sites being built in a team web designer environment, Project Comet has some interesting potential. We will certainly keep our eyes on the product and consider it for 2016 adoption if it makes sense.

Project Comet: Complete UX Tool for a Web Designer

“It’s early days for Project Comet, which will roll out in 2016, but it’s essentially a website- and app-building tool with WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) capabilities, so that designers can glide between wireframing, working on interface design, and prototyping, all in one digital place. Right now, that’s not what they’re doing. According to a survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, a principal designer at Adobe, designers currently use an array of programs. For wireframing, they tend to use Sketch by Bohemian Coding or Illustrator. For prototyping, HTML/CSS dominates. This means Project Comet, if it works as promised, has the potential to solve some longstanding workflow issues in web design.

Adobe’s answer is Repeat Grid, a feature built into Project Comet that lets a web designer create one set of elements—like a text and image box—and then copy it again and again, as needed. This condenses some of the repetitive and time-consuming work needed to build any basic site or app, freeing designers to experiment more, iterate more, and create more.”


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