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[nycphp-talk] Working with designers

Brian O'Connor gatzby3jr at gmail.com
Thu Aug 20 10:21:25 EDT 2009


That really depends on how your environment is set up.  If there is no
"Production department" then that very well may be the job of the
developer.  I work with one other 'developer' and one 'designer' on all of
our projects.  The designer hands us a PSD, and one of us is left to
translate it in to html/css/javascript.

Having separate departments / employees who handle things like PSD -> HTML
translations is great if you have it, but not everyone does.

On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Kristina D. H. Anderson <
ka at kacomputerconsulting.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> It seems to me that in the post you refer to below, the "designers" are
> confused about what a "developer" is.  A "developer" does not translate
> a PDF or comp or whatever they are calling it these days into an HTML
> page...that is a job for the production people in the Production
> department.
>
> By the time this thing gets anywhere near a developer, it should
> already be laid out in HTML adequate to the designer's perspective,
> i.e. be a dead UI that needs to be brought to life by the magic of
> code.  OK most of the time the form code is rather sparse and needs to
> be enhanced, but that's fine.
>
> I'd avoid like the plague any "designers" who think developers have
> time to waste doing Production layouts....what's next, I don't suppose
> they'd also like us to pick up their drycleaning? :)
>
> Kristina
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I discovered a great resource a few months back:
> > http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/
> >
> > One post in particular, http://bit.ly/designers-developers , got me
> > thinking about workign with designers.  Since we have no design staff
> in
> > our shop per se (the technical office of an academic library), my PHP
> > sidekick and I put together whatever designy elements we need for our
> sites.
> >
> > After reading this article, I'm left wondering: what are the basics
> of
> > working with designers?  I wasn't even familiar with the term "comp"
> > that's being used in the post and comments.  Where can one learn the
> > fundamental assumed communication patterns, role & workflow
> > expectations, etc. that go along with this relationship?  What is a
> > developer meant to do after being handed a PSD?
> >
> > Many TIA!
> >
> > --
> > Yitzchak Schaffer
> > Systems Manager
> > Touro College Libraries
> > 33 West 23rd Street
> > New York, NY 10010
> > Tel (212) 463-0400 x5230
> > Fax (212) 627-3197
> > Email yitzchak.schaffer at tourolib.org
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