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General Discussion

Development and Design

Hello all. I am just starting out, so here is a newbie question regarding development and design. Does a designer create a wireframe and and hand it off to a developer to build a website with it by writing code? Or does the developer start out by building the front-end of the website and hand it off to a designer to style it and make it look appealing? If it is the latter, why do we change fonts and colors in our front-end exercises, if it just gets handed off to a designer who uses Photoshop and stuff to make it look good? Bear with me as I am trying to figure out the industry.

2 Answers

Hi Andy, fellow web-dev newbie chiming in! I recently started the Front End Web Development track and, if I recall correctly, a designer will create a wireframe with tools like Photoshop and sometimes even do (some of) the HTML/CSS before handing it off to the developer for more complex coding such as JavaScript and all back-end functionality.

Thanks Rob. So do we re-create with code what they have done to the wireframe in Photoshop?