Have you all encounter this issue that developer didn't follow designer's design? Have a project recently, the designer designed the website in 978 grid system, after the designs all come out and then pass it to developer. But developer develop using 960 grid system. I ask the developer why don't just follow the designer's PSD grid, he told me that he think 960gs is what he always use to develop website. Although just a 18px width different, but we still can sense out some of the element is looks wrong in the development site.
So what I can blame? Is the designer didn't tell the developer which grid system he gonna use for the design? or blame the developer didn't follow exactly the design grid system? or the project manager (which also think 960gs is the must follow grid to follow)?
Now the project is already on development so I just can ask the designer to follow developer grid, but I can sense that she not very satisfy with my decision.
After I've talk to the developer and the project manager (both of them quite new in the company), I only know the answer why they so insist to use 960gs, they want to do it in 960gs cuz then the design can be view in iPad...but our contract with client didn't have this part to optimising the website for tablets.
The grid is not affecting the iPad view is it correct? Let's say I've design a website in 1200px width (non-responsive), the iPad still will fit the width to show the website right?