I've been absent from Web design for a while.

How do you go about editing an existing website design? I need to add a new font to an existing website.

Back in the days, I would hack something together with screenshots and overlay new elements in illustrator or photoshop. But this was such a horrible workflow.

There must be something better these days

I'm thinking about downloading a static copy of the website and just edit the css and handing over the changes to the programmers.

Or is there some preferred process via adobe xc sketch or figma?

  • To add a new font, just add the specific CSS code to the specific CSS file. Do you have access to the FTP server? Is the website CMS based or is it pure HTML-CSS?
    – Rafael
    Apr 2 at 14:22
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    What design software are you using? What did the original website use? Most the time if you're inheriting a site they have existing design files somewhere. Usually you'd get access to and update those. If there aren't design files accessible to you then you have to either use screenshots and cut stuff or recreate it. There's not a magic solution Apr 2 at 15:25
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    As far as software is concerned Adobe XD is nearly dead (on life support) as Adobe has more or less abandoned it. I would go with Figma as it's cross platform. Sketch is fine, but Mac only.
    – Billy Kerr
    Apr 2 at 21:18
  • Thanks. I know CSS. But in the concept phase, I thought about using something where faster prototyping is possible. Thanks for the xd hint. I'll check out Figma. No access to existing design files.
    – KSPR
    Apr 3 at 7:36


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