They say a good designer is a meticulous one. “Sweat the details” and all of that. But how well does that ethos check out when we’re passing along PSDs?
Take a look at a recent comp. Layers named? Original assets preserved with masks? We may be detail-oriented when it comes to prescribing layout and type, but the organization of our artwork suffers as a means to an end. Efficiency masquerades as getting in and out quickly. Problem is, we leave the poor soul (or future selves) who inherits our work with more questions than answers.
Photoshop Etiquette advocates for an organized approach to web design. This guide of best practices promotes clarity, empathy, and intent. You know, the details actually worth sweating.