The Ruby Freelancers Show 007 – Designing and Working with the Designers

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    Panel

    Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Summer Camp)
    Eric Davis (twitter github blog)
    Evan Light (twitter github blog)
    Jeff Schoolcraft (twitter github blog)

    Discussion

    WordPress
    Templates
    Designers
    Branding and Design
    Referrals from Clients
    Referrals from your network
    Client supplied designers
    Designers in the family
    ThemeForest
    WooThemes
    oDesk
    eLance
    iPhone App design
    99designs
    Rails Rumble
    Requires a ton of feedback
    API interviews
    Use a subcontractor
    Accountability
    Photoshop
    PSD files
    PDF files
    HTML & CSS
    jQuery
    Animations
    Have a designer break it up into assets
    Using existing design (Redmine, Chiliproject)
    Twitter Bootstrap
    UI/UX designers
    User testing
    A/B testing
    Should you manage designers?
    Website layouts
    Logo nerds
    oswd.org
    medialoot.com
    micropreneur academy
    elegant themes

    Picks

    Eon (Jeff)
    Freshbooks (Jeff)
    How Designers can help Developers by Matt Gemmell (Jeff)
    How Developers can help Designers by Matt Gemmell (Jeff)
    Freelancing Weekly (Jeff)
    Chop Chop (Jeff)
    Compass (Evan)
    First Class (Evan)
    Bootstrapping Design by Jared Drysdale (Eric)
    Font Deck (Eric)
    Stylate (Eric)
    Acorn (Chuck)
    GIMP (Chuck)
    Pixelmator (Evan)