A post over at Edenspiekermann just revealed that many professional designers are using an uncontainable application to layout websites and apps: Apple’s Keynote. That’s right, the presentation software that everyone relates to Apple’s answer to Microsoft’s PowerPoint, turns out to be quite a powerful design tool. Here’s a clip:
I was very surprised to find out that designers were using Keynote for laying out presentations. My surprise turned to alarm when I found out that they were also using it as a design tool to build UI designs for websites and apps. It turns out that I was absolutely wrong. Keynote is an incredibly powerful design tool. Less then one year later, I now rarely (if ever) use InDesign to layout presentations, and I have started using Keynote almost exclusively for any web layouts I do. And not just UX wireframes, but full UI designs.
The post goes on to explain what makes Keynote such a useful and appropriate tool for designing websites, as well as the shortcomings.
What I found the most interesting is that often we get so distracted by having the perfect piece of software or just the right hardware set up that nothing actually gets done. Here are professional designers using a $19.99 app that anyone can download today and get moving.
Less and less is in the way between you and getting your work in the hands of millions.