Design Handoff for Development. The complete guide.
I remember handing off my first website for development. I was super excited and spent hours getting everything perfect.
Discussing details back and forth with my client, and then sent it off and thought I was done.
And then I saw it in the browser. It did not look like what I imagined AT ALL!
- I did not understand why the real thing looked so different from my designs.
- I did not know why images were blurry on some screens and crisp on others.
- I did not understand why my typography stuck together like chewing gum
- I did not understand why everything was just a bit all over the place.
- And I don’t even want to mention what happened on different screen sizes.
And when I asked for advice on how to fix this, I got lost in translation. So I started reading and researching. I talked to other designers and developers. I tried out different tools and techniques that I would like to share with you.
This course is aimed at beginners in web design or advanced UI Designers, thriving to improve their handoff experience between design and development.
So in this class, we will learn about:
- All the elements the developers need from you
- Different design and handoff tools on the market to help you
- Setting Stylesheets the best way
- Export Assets in the right form and size
- Setting up Component Libraries and Specs
- Really understanding responsive grids and typography to make the right design decisions early on in your design process.
- We will also look into how to share your Figma or Sketch designs with the development team in a professional manner.
So, in short, at the end of this class, you will have the perfect setup for your design to get coded the way you imagined it to be. And your developers will probably love you this little bit more too.