UX is not made of code. Developers work with code. So what does a UX Developer do?
I just want to call your attention to a problem that seems to be growing instead of dying the horrible death it deserves:
Job ads for “UX Developers”.
For the record: developers are great, smart, valuable…
The trees around Jesse are in bloom!
Lots and lots of different projects today.
A couple of legacy site fixes, using advanced custom fields to create custom sidebars and another email properly formatted.
Believe it or not, more difficult than it appears.
First - and I’m embarrassed to admit this - I’ve never sliced anything with photoshop until today. So I learned a ton about novice level photoshopping.
Second, once sliced and “saved to web”, one of the other developers made a script that can make all of the nested TRs and TDs that emails require. If you’re catching this late, emails are the worst, at least from the html side. Unlike browsers, email clients strip nearly everything, and so the techniques used to make them are ancient by web standards.
Once it was actually built out properly and tested on emailonacid, then had to add in Campaign Monitor tags —- which allows the email to become a template in CM —- and then for approval.
Even simple things like an email template take time to do well.
jQuery slider for a client site. Full Disclosure - I didn’t build it. Some other developer did, but what I did do on it was to
- Add and style the labels for each bar
- Add Style and Position the element that contains the cost figures
- Add jQuery code to dynamically insert the cost figures and format the numbers correctly.
I did a few other cool things today too, and I really like the new office.
I’m going to try to take a screen cap of something/everything I do daily.
If you know me, you probably know something about the “turning point” I went through about a year ago. If you don’t know me, let me tell you in one sentence what happened:
I got fired, and it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
Regardless of all of this, after I was let go from this…