I take pride in my custom websites I make, I don't use Wordpress or other templated site generators. I enjoy using Photoshop as a canvas and then coding from hand, knowing exactly what is going into each page. I don't think too much about site structure first (besides number of links in the main nav), I usually just open a blank canvas in PS and get to work on the design. I feel with no limitations in what I can design the more creative I can be.

However it's not always the quickest of processes. I'd like to be able to take on more projects and churn more sites out, but I also don't like to limit this creative process either. It's hard for me to also give up control and switch over to something like a WordPress when I'm so use to coding by hand.

For those of you like me, or who use to be like me, what new techniques or tools have you adopted to help you become more efficient at creating websites?

Thanks