I wanted to write such a letter long time ago and did not have the time until I actually had to write down some general guidelines for a project so I decided to copy here the email I sent to a real designer I had the chance to meet (removing any reference to real projects we worked on). Here it is, guidelines for a better programmer-designer relationship.
It’s Friday, I was thinking to have a little fun and offer you this brand new multibrowser addon to create pixel-perfect layouts based on a horizontal grid.
We will also think about a vertical one, or mixing vertical and horizontal grids to bring some happiness into designers’ world
Suggestions and improvements are welcome and much appreciated.
Google came with a new idea in their list of web toys.: a font directory that allows you as a web developer to include some “fancy” fonts in your pages without struggle. We prepared a tutorial to teach you how to play with this new API and a test page so you can download the code and use it in your website.
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