8 ways to design mockups that developers won't hate
Mockups help bridge the gap between the designer's creativity and the developer's sensibility. Developers aren't machines that can transform a mockup into a living interface pixel-by-pixel. To cover the technical restraints, mockups are often the centerpiece around regular discussions with developers.
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Graphics, textures, typography, and other little tidbits all must be transferred from a simple graphic into a living interface. Knowing how to design great mockups is one thing, but putting them in terms a developer can understand is another.
Below, I've listed out some of the tips I've found helpful in translating digital interface design for someone who thinks in frameworks and systems.