It’s often said that Web designers and developers seem to come from different planets considering their expectations of a successfully run website.
While the former want it to look right, the latter want it to work right and even though it might seem one and the same goal, it really isn’t – leading to a difference of opinion between the two.
So, here are 3 common pet peeves that occur between web designers and developers:
#1: Why can’t the Developer make it Look like the ‘Comp’?
Comps are usually what you create with Photoshop, Fireworks and Illustrator. Unfortunately, as amazing as it might look, it might not be possible or at the very least, impractical, for developers to replicate the very same design. The only option that they have is to scale down the design. So, it’s always best to discuss with a developer whether an ‘effect’ is practical or not before assuming that they’re slacking off.
#2: The Colors are all Wrong
Developers aren’t necessarily concerned with colors, and who sometimes believe that the closest shade to the color you want on the page is close enough. Avoid this by clearly stating the color values on the page. Don’t expect the developer to know what the color values are or even take time to sample the colors in Photoshop.
#3: Do developers known what ‘white space’ means?
While designers might include white space so as provide breathing room around elements for greater readability, developers often end up cramming the page with, quite literally, everything. In order to avoid misunderstanding, ensure that you detail out the exact width, length and height in a design specifications document.