I sometimes find myself falling into the trap of pixel perfect design as I am sure many other designers do. I want everything to be aligned correctly, colors perfect, the right typeface, etc., etc., the list can sometimes be endless and daunting. As a good designer this is both good and bad. Good in the fact that there is attention to detail, making sure a great product is delivered. Bad though in that sometimes it keeps you from actually moving forward with a project, you get too caught up in the details costing you time and possibly money.
I’ve found that when I start to feel like I am not making progress or that I am getting fixated on solving a design issue without any resolve the best thing is to take a step back and remember what the end goal for the project or task is. This allows me to shift my focus to other parts of the project, moving things forward and allowing me to subconsciously think of a solution to the problem I was having. I am able to then come back and tackle it with success.
Curious to see if other designers have fallen into the trap of pixel perfect design and how they have gotten around it.