One of the hardest things as a designer is to constantly have an eye for detail. It’s like a disease that every designer is cursed with. But, with the increase of responsive design, I believe that we, as designers, are forced to change our process and with this comes the changing of our focus. Do not sweat the small things at first.
Over the years, I have learned to change how I look at the overall view of a project, especially in the beginning stages. Build, prototype, experiment and then revise the design later. Don’t meddle in getting that perfect texture or gradient just yet. The arbitrary things that used to make design great can take a backseat to the importance of lightweight performance driven design. This is especially true if you are starting from a mobile first process.
Don’t sweat the small details at first. Revisit the design and give it love after you have something that puts the users time, data and experience first.