If you have been building stuff for a long time on the web, you will know that the struggle between designers and developers is real.
The main aspect to this, is that what Designers create, and what Developers have to code are not always in harmony. I learnt this when I first started by learning graphics design, and was frustrated that none of my designers were replicated 100% in code.
It wasn't until I started coding that I learn why this was the case. It's hard to make something work 100% on all browsers, devices, etc. Using CSS, and HTML to achieve perfect union of all styles visually to adhear to the UI isn't easy. This is especially true of the designer has created floating objects all over the place, with no real columns or rows.
I learn a lot once I started coding, and how my designs have changed based on what is optimal for coding, since the more bizarre a design is, the harder and more time consuming it will be to replace and code properly.
Tips for designers and developers working together:
- Understand what the objectives are for a client/website
- Consider the timeline of when the project is due and what is possible by then
- Make sure you work within the budget of what is possible in that time
- Communicate what is difficult and easy to achieve in both design and dev
- Work together.
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