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5 ways to bridge the designer-developer gap on responsive web projects

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Nick Schaden  •  Apr 7, 2015
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Great web projects don’t succeed through good design or development chops alone—they also need communication and collaboration between designers and developers.

I’ve seen solid designers and developers botch a project through miscommunication alone, and develop poor relationships as a consequence. I’ve also seen novice designer-developer teams work together to deliver amazing results. They resolved potential pitfalls early, delivered their projects on time, and iterated quickly. This kind of coordination isn’t just good for projects—a communicative, collaborative team is also a happier team. There are fewer misunderstandings and less tension if tasks aren’t going as planned.

Design-development collaboration becomes particularly critical in