I had been asked by Carsonified to talk about the nitty gritty end of design – taking a design through to launch. I did this with the mythical site Cheesophile. It was never intended to cover such things as dealing with Content Management Systems (where would you start?!), fluid vs fixed or ems vs pixels. I wanted to cover some topics like excluding certain browsers from seeing CSS, typography tips and image creation.
The accompanying files available to download (includes the layered Fireworks PNG files). Cheesophile is far from perfect – it’s not bulletproof and lacks some basic things (like a search field) that you would expect from a site, but it is what it is – a demo for the purpose of the talk.
URLs mentioned in the talk:
- Yahoo Graded Browser Support
- Matthew Pennells Grid Calculator
- Grid Layouts.js
- Position is Everything
Finally, as the PDF doesn’t include the movie clip, here’s the scene from Father Ted that was used in the talk!
- 2008 17 Apr
- Venue: Future of Web Design London 2008
- Download the slides: From Design to Deployment.pdf