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  1. Kerem Suer Kerem Suer

    Naming things are important, this is how I do it. I adopted this from @Mark Bult and @Caroline Wiryadinata back from Fitbit days, it has worked fantastic so far.

    Could be cool to see rebounds, I'm always interested in other people's flows.

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  2. Nick Sloggett Nick Sloggett

    I use a very similar convention system but normally toss in some _ for readability sake

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  3. Kerem Suer Kerem Suer

    So_you_read_this_better_than_ just normal spacing? Or are you on a PC?

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  4. Nick Sloggett Nick Sloggett

    No spacing its like Contact_Mobile_1a.psd

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  5. Anna Funk Anna Funk

    It seems redundant, but I put the project name in all of my file names-- mostly because I use Windows 8 (GASP!), and it makes Jumplists easier to scan for my file. I also don't like using letters for iterations. It doesn't happen often, but I have seen iterations for a single direction go beyond 26, and then it gets confusing; do you go for aa, bb, cc; or aa, ab, ac?

    So mine usually end up being something along the lines of
    clientname_description_direction-Iteration.psd (joule_index_1-1.psd)

    edit: I also never leave spaces in file names. I work off of a server, and I often have to link files to my CD. Spaces are the bane of links in emails.

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  6. Nathan Walker Nathan Walker

    I just do adkljfslkdjfalkjd... Is that not a good idea?

    Just kidding, this is a nice way of doing things. I'll learn from it.

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  7. Boris Valusek Boris Valusek

    Yup naming the same way. Also using underscores.

    Only difference is I'm always placing platform ("mob") in front because it's easier to sort and eyescan all the mobile files vs desktop ones in a really big filelist. That way they don't get all mixed up.

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  8. Ryan Brock Ryan Brock

    I actually do the same thing, which made taking your place in my Fitbit days pretty easy :) The only addition I make to that, because I need to share folders with devs nowadays, is to put previous versions of files in a PSD/-OLD folder. This way, the most recent version is always unmistakable. @Kerem Suer

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  9. Hi! @Kerem Suer I'm doing about the same, but slightly different. Illustrator helps to automatically build names, so actually I write only version and iterate of artboards. A platform (like mobile) is usually done in a separate folder in the same way.

    10 months ago

  10. Matt Anderson Matt Anderson

    I believe - and _ come from web (etc.) where space delimiting isn't valid. i.e. it can be problematic to have spaces in asset names. I personally use - as it's easier for editing.

    I change it up depending on the project, though similar to what you use.

    For instance : project-name-platform-version.ext
    Goes to: google-contact-web-v1.1.psd

    I find numbers to work better (than letters) for versioning. I also typically prepend with the project name which makes it easier for searching via spotlight / alfred etc.

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  11. Corey Ginnivan Corey Ginnivan

    Don't forgot the space for adding multiple FINAL FINAL's on the end - Logo FINAL FINAL.ai

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  12. Sean Bunton Sean Bunton

    I use:

    1-projectname-screentitle.psd

    I use the number at the start to create an order for the flow.
    Good for previewing screens in order from a folder on Dropbox.

    I dump old concepts, iterations and experiments in other folders and keep all the most up to date files ordered in the DropBox folder.

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  13. Jérôme Montagne Jérôme Montagne

    Interesting and nicely done.

    I use this convention for 4 years:
    PROJETNAME-object-iteration

    the iteration number start at '01'

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  14. Axel Herrmann Axel Herrmann

    I usually name them according to my lunch - makes it easier to remember for me ;)

    Nope - I work much with folders and then use a slightly different order, putting the direction in first place (since I put all files of one type of a project in one folder).

    Folders:
    Client/Projectname/Logo/Process
    Client/Projectname/Logo/FineDrawing

    Filenames:
    00_PN_Keyword
    01_PN_Keyword2_01

    PN - abbreviation for Projectname
    Keyword - describes the main characteristics of the direction I´ve chosen.

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  15. Matt Welch Matt Welch

    My personal preference is:

    projectname_filename_yyyymmdd.x

    Which turns into:
    kawasaki_ninjapromos_20130624.png

    Keeps versioning and deliverables dates aligned.

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  16. Diana Prakash Diana Prakash

    What a great idea!! I should give something like this to my clients and make them understand my file naming system.... I usually name mine just like @Matt Welch...and a big fan of the "Underscore".Great design @Kerem Suer!!!

    10 months ago

  17. Josef Richter Josef Richter

    I don't always use naming conventions, but when I do, I name all files "final".

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  18. Andrew Lucas Andrew Lucas

    You can see my folder structure and naming here: http://d.pr/i/thB5

    Generally I'm a nazi about folder/file naming and structure, inside PSDs too.

    10 months ago

  19. Ryan Murphy Ryan Murphy

    I throw in a date, makes it easier to find when correlating from an old email.

    contact_mob_12052013_1a.psd

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  20. Murat Mutlu Murat Mutlu

    I like to go with final_final2_checkout_final.psd

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  21. Sebastian Sebastian

    Awesome, I need to rethink my naming guide.

    10 months ago

  22. Daryl Ginn Daryl Ginn

    I pretty much do the same thing now, ever since you first showed me this.

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  23. Madan Patil Madan Patil

    Nice topic and helpful. I use the same thing with underscores! Thanks!

    10 months ago

  24. Neotech Neotech

    I make big layers groups personaly (the whole design is included in only one psd). So, my file names only look that way : 1.psd, 1-2.psd, 2.psd, 2.2.psd, 2.2.2.psd etc.

    Far easier to read and maintain.

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  25. Aaron Cavano Aaron Cavano

    Very nice, we need Github for designers!

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