Device and output oriented designing for Web, Mobile etc.

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It would be great if the workflow of designing would become closer to the target output. I mean there are no templates for app designing for example. I have to read through the android sdk or others and see how I will build this up (size, layers, export and so on). The photoshop document could be more like a Interface builder for the specific output. So I tell Photoshop this is a button, this is the button text, this is the over state and so on. And all I have to think about would be how the interface looks - the design. And photoshop in the end exports the design ready for implemenation in the mobile app. And handels all the technical issues (different output sizes) by its own.

I don't like the photoshop web export actually. Because it is only usefull for rough graphics/layout exporting, but details have to be edited afterwards in the code. This idea could also include web grids and the dynamic layouts (

Because there are more and more output formats, I guess developing design tools into a direction where they are tailored for a specififc output is a logical step. Tough one could also say that this would be a task for the companies (like Google for the Android SDK). I guess Microsoft Expression Blend is such a tool. Or one of those mockup tools out there (would need more control like in Photoshop of course).
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