How to Be
A Developer
That Designers Love
@liamdempsey
A reply to Sal’s #wcphilly talk
Make it your project too
Care about both the immediate client
(your designer) and the end client (your
designer’s client)....
Care about design + UX
Make an effort to learn about the
target audience, key message and
user experience.
@liamdempseyHow ...
Listen to the designer’s reasons
Learn why your designer has
approached an element or design –
there might be a good reaso...
Share insight of template +
database complexities
Help the designer learn how to make
better sites by better understanding...
Review wireframes + designs
Check out the design materials before
your designer shares them with the end
client – provide ...
Raise CSS + browser issues
Flag them up early so that your
designer can amend designs or discuss
them up to the end client...
Talk through responsive design
Walk through design break points to
identify issues with the design so that
your designer c...
Communicate clearly
Make it easy for your designer to
understand and share your technical
concerns and notes – and to shar...
Thanks!
@liamdempsey
lbdesign.tv
liamdempsey.com
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Tips and advice on how web developers can work in such a way as to be loved by the web designers who rely on their technical skills and insight.

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How to Be a Developer That Designers Love

  1. 1. How to Be A Developer That Designers Love @liamdempsey
  2. 2. A reply to Sal’s #wcphilly talk
  3. 3. Make it your project too Care about both the immediate client (your designer) and the end client (your designer’s client). @liamdempseyHow to Be A Developer That Designers Love
  4. 4. Care about design + UX Make an effort to learn about the target audience, key message and user experience. @liamdempseyHow to Be A Developer That Designers Love
  5. 5. Listen to the designer’s reasons Learn why your designer has approached an element or design – there might be a good reason for doing so. Work to find the best solution. @liamdempseyHow to Be A Developer That Designers Love
  6. 6. Share insight of template + database complexities Help the designer learn how to make better sites by better understanding the medium. @liamdempseyHow to Be A Developer That Designers Love
  7. 7. Review wireframes + designs Check out the design materials before your designer shares them with the end client – provide technical feedback and guidance. @liamdempseyHow to Be A Developer That Designers Love
  8. 8. Raise CSS + browser issues Flag them up early so that your designer can amend designs or discuss them up to the end client. Think about what design/production issues the designer has overlooked. @liamdempseyHow to Be A Developer That Designers Love
  9. 9. Talk through responsive design Walk through design break points to identify issues with the design so that your designer can amend designs or discuss them with the end client. @liamdempseyHow to Be A Developer That Designers Love
  10. 10. Communicate clearly Make it easy for your designer to understand and share your technical concerns and notes – and to share them with the end client. @liamdempseyHow to Be A Developer That Designers Love
  11. 11. Thanks! @liamdempsey lbdesign.tv liamdempsey.com

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