Designer/Developer Collaboration for Digital Publishing

Thursday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When your design is done and ready for development, do you hold your breath and hope it resembles what you intended?  Have you heard the sentence, “Yeah, it’s not exactly what you gave me, but it works”?  

You can breathe a bit easier if you collaborate with your developer. You both bring skills to the table, right? Then why not join forces! Setting expectations of how your layout will behave in this multi-device digital world, and knowing where to compromise, can save time and anxiety. And who knows, there may even be an elegant solution trick up your developer’s sleeve.

We’ll take you through the process of delivering a design with assets and instructions for your developer. Then we’ll reveal what a developer needs to do to make it all happen. We’ll show, with a little collaboration, how you can both be happy. Win, win! 

  • How design is translated to HTML and CSS
  • Designer and Developer compromises
  • Workflow & production strategies
  • Getting ‘usable’ HTML from InDesign
  • Generating CSS from Photoshop
  • Exporting web assets from Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Animation and interactive possibilities
  • Free sample files!