Join Justin Putney for an in-depth discussion in this video Designer, meet developer, part of Responsive Design Workflows.
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Unless you're comfortable implementing the many aspects of the responsively…designed Web site, or mobile application, you will likely be handing your visual…design off to a developer to create the final product.…Designer/developer workflows are notorious for communication breakdowns.…So let's dive in to the developer's mind, and see what we can find out.…Nearly all projects these days require a developer, especially when it comes…to responsive design,…so it's important that you're able to communicate your ideas to the developer.…By understanding what's important to a developer, and how he perceives his work,…the designer can avoid being surprised by how the design has been implemented.…
Start by pretending that you are a developer, and you've just been handed a…mockup in Photoshop.…You have to turn this mockup into a Web site, but don't worry if it's new to you;…I'll walk you through it.…First, try to forget that you care about how the design looks.…Your job is to make it function.…You need to figure out how this set of elements will fit together in an HTML structure.…
- What is responsive design?
- Understanding concepts like scaling and interaction mediums
- Building a team and explaining job roles
- Planning for color and typefaces
- What developers and designers should provide
- Setting client expectations
- Working with a budget
- Investigating design solutions
- Hiring team members and contractors