Best software/plug-ins for creating web UI designs?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by sparkie7, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    I need suggestions for creating sophisticated web UI, such as nav banners, drop downs, search boxes (with debossed/inset shadows) menu tabs that look great (not tacky) -- like the  site, see attached.. the nav bar with subtle grads & shadings, cool search inset, and subtle rounded corners with shadows. Also the 2nd image attached showing a very slick login / Register debossed buttons. Any ideas how this was achieved?

    What are you pros using at present, Eye Candy? or are you doing it all manually in photoshop?

    TIA
     

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  2. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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    There's no magic involved. It's all hand built using applications like Photoshop and Illustrator.
     
  3. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Fireworks is a little more tuned for this sort of thing than Photoshop.

    'manual' example: There really isn't a 'make it look good' button.
     

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  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Sophisticated design doesn't come out of a box.

    Could you likewise ask what musical software is best for writing a good song?

    It's the melody in your head that makes a good song. Like wise it's the aesthetics you possess that make for good design.

    The program merely allows you to put it on the web.
     
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  6. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    Thanks guys.

    decksnap, what specific feature in Fireworks are batter than PS?
     

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