- Chad Mureta
CEO of App Empire
All great ideas seem perfect in the brain. The designer has this *wow* user interface with all its simplicity and beauty in their head. Likewise, the programmer has the perfect codebase tumbling around in the language of the day, it'll be innovative, it'll be bulletproof.
So what's the problem? From my experience over 20 years, coders and designers rarely speak the same language. Typically, the coding is done for the framework and functionality first. It's ugly from a designer's perspective, but the proof is there that once it is sent off to the front end folks, it'll be OK.
But wait, the coder didn't leave a way to add design to certain elements...back to coder...designer adds in something that blows up the code...back to coder...coder does what they can but can't accommodate fully, back to designer...
ad naseum. Pretty soon the project is way behind and over budget.
At After Orange Design, I use a "Develop as you go" method. Instead of coding the entire back end at once then beginning to make it look pretty. I bounce methodically back and forth to make sure each chunk doesn't affect the code or design that's already functioning and in place. To the outside eye during any part of the process,
this looks like chaos.
Rest assured it is.
Look around, check out the site. There's plenty of places to contact me , and if you have a project in mind try out the Project Planner and we can get started. Thanks!