Welcome to Website QA for Designers
As a web designer, you want to make pixel-perfect websites. But when it comes to someone else coding that website (aka. a web developer) they often won't care as much as you do.
It's your job to make sure the web developer codes a website that looks exactly like your design, otherwise what was the point of designing the website in the first place?
In this course, I'm going to show you a few tips and tricks to working with a web developer including the best way to make live website adjustments and sharing the changes you've introduced with your developer in a way that's quick and friendly, but also helps the developer.
There are two reasons you'll want to learn how to work better with a web developer:
Who am I, and why did I make this course?
I'm Kalob Taulien, a fullstack web developer. That means I write frontend code (ie. working with designers) and backend code (ie. working with system architecture). I've worked at 2 globally recognized web agencies and have worked with dozens of designers.
The best projects (websites) with the nicest designs and more successful teams have had this one thing in common: the designer and developer can work well together to make a pixel-perfect website.
I strongly believe it's a waste of effort to involve a designer if the website isn't pixel-perfect. Designers put a lot of time, effort, and consideration into their decisions. I personally love seeing beautiful designs come to life.
What's in this course?
In this course you'll take a website I coded, and make live-adjustments to it to make it look and feel better – as if you were working directly with me. The website you'll be QAing is rocketman.learnwagtail.com
Your project involves ripping apart a website that I created (as a professional web developer), making the changes you think would improve the design, and then sharing a screenshot of your final webpage with the class.
Remember: don't refresh your page otherwise you'll lose all your work from the developer tools.
Hi everybody! I'm Kalob Taulien.
Here's the TL;DR (short) version about me:
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