Anyone who has seen any of my presentations over the last year and half or so knows that I poke a bit of fun at our beloved Photoshop when it comes to both image optimization (Fireworks makes a smaller JPEG by default) and using Photoshop to prototype web layouts. I always make sure to point out that Photoshop is a fantastic tool – I mean, duh, we all use it. But a tool is just that – it should be used to accomplish the task that it was designed for. Unless you’re really desperate (or maybe you can’t find the hammer), you wouldn’t try to hammer a nail with a screwdriver. As professionals, we have a wide variety of tools at our desposal and it’s our job to select the right tool for the right job.
And therefore, I appreciated the fact that several web professionals took up this discussion for Digital Web Magazine. If you’re interested in this on-going debate, check it out. (And thanks to Stephanie for sending me the link.)