Jason Lengstorf

Jason Lengstorf

Designing on a Team: How to Create Designs that Developers Understand

Any designers, especially those who have traditionally worked alone or who haven’t worked with developers previously, make a lot of small design choices that can frustrate developers and result in difficult layouts or pushback from developers. Developers, on the other hand, can have a hard time visualizing how a design should tie together, and without proper direction can inadvertently destroy a designer’s carefully crafted work. Jason Lengstorf is a crossover case who’s worked on both sides of the process. His talk will provide insight into some easy design mistakes to avoid, as well as tactics to keep your vision crystal clear, that will make the handoff from design to development much less frustrating. This talk features real-world examples, sample Photoshop documents, and numerous tips from a geek who’s spent over a decade translating art into code.

Jason Lengstorf a turbogeek hailing from Portland, Oregon. He designs and develops websites using PHP, MySQL, JavaScript (jQuery), CSS, and HTML. He’s written two books (PHP for Absolute Beginners [2009 Apress] and Pro PHP and jQuery [2010 Apress]), and he’s written articles on development and design for Nettuts, CSS Tricks, and Smashing Magazine, among others.