Tools & Techniques

All professionals come equiped with tools.  Design and programming experts are no exception.

While there is a lot to be said for the coder who can code with a simple text editor, or a designer who can design with pen and paper and post-it notes on the wall, the state of the art offers these industry professionals a wide variety of on-line tools that greatly increase their productivity and increase the overall value of end products.

Integrated Development Environments (IDE) have been favored by developers for many years.  Some of the best and well known IDEs are from Eclipse and Jetbrains, makers of PHP Storm.

For designers there are online wire framing tools like Invision and photo drawing tools like Photoshop and Sketch, along with many other options.  

The right tools don't substitute for human creativity, and can't code software for you, but they do provide assurances that your designers and developers are using best pratices, thereby increasing your liklihood of success.