make pretty w/o photoshop

2007-10-15 @ 18:19#

encouraging post from 37signals blog on the reality of good UI design:

Thinking of designers as someone who paints the application pretty in Photoshop is a common but unfortunate misconception. We certainly don’t have any designers like that. Instead, our designers apply their talents to the native materials of the web by working directly with HTML, CSS, and occasionally Ruby code or JavaScript.

this kind of info makes me believe that someday i'll get to work with a designer that does more than toss me impossibly complex photoshop files to work with.