Q Manning Makes Pretty Things
MAKES PRETTY THINGS
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A FROM IDEA TO EXECUTION HOW-TO

A Good Idea is Just the Start

When the dust settles, it's the execution that matters. At Rocksauce Studios, the Digital Design and Development Agency I founded in 2010, we have these words spelled out big and bold on our conference-room doors. We want every new entrepreneur to read them, learn them, and live them.

Who is this article for? Any developer who has an idea for his or her own software, but needs some guidance on tackling all of the steps that happen before the development stage. That may not be you today, but it may describe you tomorrow. At the very least, every developer can gain some insight into the why and how of things that occur during the concept, planning, design, and redlining stages of a project.


WHY DESIGN MATTERS FOR CODERS

Doing It with Style

Way back in the late 1990s, during the first internet boom, one of my first tech-jobs was that of an HTML Programmer and CSS coder. As a self-taught developer, my job was to take the designs created by the award-winning design team and translate that into HTML and CSS.

Although the designers often did fantastic jobs on the big ticket items like Home or Services pages, they often glossed over one of the most important aspects of Web development: information design.


WHY UX MATTERS FOR CODERS

Why Your App's UX is More Important Than You Think

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