Web designers are seen as the creative spirit of the web team. They are aesthetically-oriented, eccentric dreamers. But most of all, as soon as they start to question every little thing that doesn’t make their site look “perfect”, they can be very annoying for developers and programmers to work with.
Working as a web designer can be damn stressful.
They have to design for a medium that changes every day, which is not as reliable as a printed page, and that doesn’t look the same in all browsers.
With all these important aspects to consider, designers also have to come up with colors and graphics that match a company’s values and communicate them consistently. Once they have made all this effort to put all of these elements together on one webpage, their work, which they care about and love so much, goes to the hands of a web developer with the hope that she/he will care about it in the same way.
Sometimes this magic happens, and everybody is happy: developers and designers shake hands, satisfied with their work together.
Sometimes, however, design and development take two different roads, and this is when the balance gets broken and suddenly designers and developers discover themselves as two enemies.
We can get rid of the line between designers and developers if we just think about the fact that there are no beautiful websites without an enjoyable, engaging design and there are no accessible, user-friendly websites without great development.
In this presentation, starting from the point of view of a web designer (me), you will learn about a few things that cause disagreements between designers and developers and how to overcome them in order to create a peaceful, efficient and professional relationship.