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Design concepts and tips for developers

Episode #137, published Wed, Nov 8, 2017, recorded Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Design has become a critical element in software. Back in the 90's, it was fine to produce or sell "battleship grey" apps that worked by did not do much to delight. Today, design is table stakes. And knowing how to design applications yourself and work with designers is a key still.

This episode, you'll meet James Stone who straddles that gap between developers and designers (he's both). He has a bunch of tips for improving your design skills as well as working with designers.
Links from the show

James on Twitter: @JAMESSTONEco

James' page Design for Python devs: jamesstone.com/python-css-frameworks

Sketch App (design tool): sketchapp.com
Zeplin.io (auto redlining tool): zeplin.io
Sympli.io (auto redlining tool): sympli.io
Avocode.com (auto redlining tool): avocode.com
Uncss (remove all unused css): github.com/giakki/uncss
ZURB Style Sherpa (note: this can be used with any framework, ZURB Foundation, Bootstrap, or your own code): foundation.zurb.com/sites/docs/style-sherpa.html
ZURB Template - basically a huge amount of Gulp.js based front-end tooling for rapid prototyping of front-end code: foundation.zurb.com/sites/docs/starter-projects.html
Lorem Ipsum for Hipsters: hipsum.co
Snowflake Stories (character builder - click randomizer): snowflakestories.com
Design principles for developers course: lauraelizabeth.co
Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm

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