A Designer’s (mini) Guide to Basic Developing

My colleague and friend Gareth wrote a pretty cool intro on software to use for frontend (WordPress) design. Even if you’re not a designer but someone who just gets involved with tweaking other people’s designs, this is a good read.


When I first started out designing for the web, all that a plucky pixel wrangler needed was Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and an FTP client to get the job done.

I’m oversimplifying a little, but it wasn’t far off – if you had those programs to call on, you were sorted. I know a few folks who, up until fairly recently, still relied on those three tools alone when attempting to maneuver their designs from artboard to browser.

These days, things can be a little more confusing in that regard, and it can be daunting at times to figure out the best way to get the job done and which programs or platforms to use – whether you’re starting out, or just feeling a bit stuck

I thought I’d share what I use, as a designer who needs to get down and dirty with code at times, to get the job…

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