Join Justin Putney for an in-depth discussion in this video Meeting with designers early in the process, part of Responsive Design Workflows.
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As a developer on responsive design projects, it's essential that you attend…early planning meetings…in order to help steer the projects in directions that make sense from a…technical point of view.…Everyone present at early meetings benefits from the chance to establish good…working relationships, as well as a chance to get ahold of the entire context of a project…before it's been sped up by the stress of an impending deadline. Developers…benefit from early meetings in a few specific ways.…
It gives you a chance to build functional prototypes sooner, so that you'll be…less likely to be blindsided by a difficult request that comes late in the…schedule, such as rewriting code in a different language to work with a specific server.…An early meeting is also a chance to make technical assessments.…In other words, it's a chance to say no early, as well as present alternatives…before it is promised to the client.…Perhaps the features that the client has requested can only be achieved with…a specific programming language, which isn't available on the client's choice of server.…
- 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