Web Design: Photoshop vs InDesign

I am sure this has been posted a thousand times by now, but I can’t seem to find any solid threads or articles.

All over the internet, I see people speaking about how great Photoshop is for web design, and I simply don’t know why.

I have always used InDesign. It has a built-in grid system, paragraph/character styles, master pages… the list goes on. Sure, I may not use InDesign for exporting elements, but for wireframing and mock-ups, definitely.

Am I missing something here? Why is Photoshop so great for web design?


As joojaa points out, neither of them are particularly good for designing web sites. They’re both drawing tools…and are certainly fine for sketching out ideas. Photoshop, of course, can be useful for creating specific graphics for the web site.

But as for designing a site, they are simply a sketching tool that you can use in whatever workflow/process your team uses. Other tools can include Sketch, Axure, Illustrator, pen and paper, whiteboards and any other number of drawing tool options.

Use whatever works best for your particular team’s workflow.

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