Talk about the numerous modules that people have to choose from, and this is one of the primary ways to stand out in the “crowd” and expose their products to world-class customers.Do you want your customer to be several people who aren’t using your module to its fullest potential, or do you want your module to cater to a premium-level customer base.
When design doesn’t get enough attention, software like these social networks tend to fade into obscurity.
Great examples in the social network space of design done right.
Never really paid any attention to design until Silverlight and the Expression Suite.
Least number of employees and lowest market share, but stock is worth more than Microsoft.
Originally funded with $100,000, and it’s now is a multi-billion dollar company
Talk about how typically design and function do not work together. Instead, we need balance.Source: Techcrunch
Design and function need to work together to form a strategy
If you have resources, your development workflow should look like this… With design being the first step.
If you do not have the resources to partner with or hire a designer, then you are the designer!
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The concepts are quite basic and simple to employ.
Talk about how the developer MUST understand what designers need from a module once a module is “in the wild”.
We as developers MUST try to think as designers. We need to understand what they need in order to get their job done right.
Programming Your Way into Designers Hearts 20100924
Programming Your Way Into Designers Hearts<br />Will Strohl, DotNetNuke Corporation<br />
Summary<br />Avoid Tables<br />Specify CSS Classes<br />Specify ID Attributes<br />Use Semantic Mark-Up<br />Include a Module.css file<br />Don’t Use In-Line or Embedded Styles<br />Don’t Use Settings for CSS<br />
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