Developer not following designer's design

over 6 years ago from Pizza Yap , Senior UI Designer

  • Zoltan Szalay, over 6 years ago

    Well this time Blame the developer. 960gs is oldschool because it's not a responsive framework. Just check out the 960.gs site, there's a nice little message on the top, if you want a responsive grid framework go to Unsemantic ... So your developer at least should use Unsemantic.

    On the other hand you should blame the designer too, because nowadays it's not a good practice to design with a fixed grid. Sure 978px wide site will look good on iPad landscape, and will work on desktop screens, but then you forgot about other tablets, ipad portrait and mobile phone screens.

    The answer for you last question is yes, the iPad can fit the website, but it will not be readable if you design a 1200px wide site. That's bad practice too. Responsive or at least Adaptive design is the way to go. Your designers and developers should really know this.

    5 points
    • John LockeJohn Locke, over 6 years ago

      Thanks for saying what I was thinking, Z. Fixed width layouts are kind of becoming a thing of the past. While the designer might be upset that their masterpiece has been ruined by 18 pixels, I just see fixed width as something we should ALL be moving away from by now.

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    • , over 6 years ago

      Yah I agree responsive/adaptive is a way to go, but the company have raise the price if offering client the responsive website, and mostly client not willing to pay for it or not enough budget. As a designer, I can't involve more in the financial part, that's the sad thing for me in current company and I'm leaving soon too. That's why I need to try to make the fresh designer and developer work well now so all of us can move on with ease~ :)

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