April 12, 2017


182 Collaborating with a Designer or a Developer

182 Collaborating with a Designer or a Developer
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182 Collaborating with a Designer or a Developer

Apr 12 2017 | 01:03:26


Show Notes

In the world of web design and development, there is a divide between designers and developers. Many agencies have figured out how to bridge this communication gap, but many people out there don't know how to speak the language of the other side.

In this episode, we look at some of the communication issues that come up regularly, and how to solve them. We examine how our own processes for working with others has evolved over time. Lastly, we attempt to answer the question, "Should designers learn to code?" an ask a new question, "Should developers learn design?"

Every Friday at 9am PST we have a round-table discussion which combines the latest WordPress news with one main discussion topic. This week's main topic was “Collaborating with a Designer / Developer.” You can find a list of this months upcoming live recordings on the WP-Tonic's website.



Our WordPress panel this week:


Nick Meagher: http://byprimer.co/

Morten Rand-Hendriksen: http://mor10.com/

Kim Shivler: https://howtobuildanonlinecourse.com/

John Locke: Lockedown SEO

Jonathan Denwood: https://www.wp-tonic.com




Our episode this week is sponsored by LiquidWeb. Liquid Web is offering a 33% discount for your first 6 months of managed WordPress hosting.

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Table of Contents for Episode 182


0:00 Podcast intros.

2:25 WordPress News Story: The End of 80/20 and the Future of WordPress



22:21 Main Topic: Collaborating with a Designer or Developer

22:24 How did Nick find a process with his design partner, Hunter?

25:08 What sort of discussions are had about wireframes, and what each design component does?

26:21 Kim's experiences with corporate teams and cutting through the jargon, to find a common ground.

29:53 Morten's process at Pink and Yellow Media for designing and building a site.

35:50 John's experiences with working with designers, and how his process has changed over time.

37:57 Should designers learn to code? Should developers learns to design?

51:20 How do you find a good partner to complement your respective skills?

59:26 Podcast outros.

1:02:13 Bonus content.




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