Hi, I’m Brian Dys — a photographer from the inside looking out · a composer entangled in electronic music · a UX designer · a spouse, a parent, & everything in between.
Dive deep into front-end web development (HTML, CSS, and JS) and take it from there.
Start by taking on personal projects wherein you will be the one to implement the front-end development aspect.
Practice via personal projects.
It’s helpful to frame your inquiry in these descriptions:
- Web Designer – a designer focusing on visual design of websites
- UX/UI Designer – a designer focusing on user research and user interface of websites and apps
- Software – design software that helps in the design process
- Language – markup, stylesheet, scripting, programming language for front-end web development
As an exercise on Front-End Development, The UI Team took a screenshot from instagram.com and treated it as if it were a design mockup.
We then proceed to deconstruct its Structure and Skeleton (Elements of UX) thru Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Information Design. The knowledge that arose in this deconstruction was used in building the HTML and CSS.
We, as Visual Designers, have experienced how time-consuming it was to build the Front-End of a design mockup basing only on a simple image.
The Design Handoff warrants to have more than the Brand Guidelines, Style Guide. It must also have some form of Information Architecture and Interaction Diagram that could greatly make Front-End Development faster.
I had the privilege of sharing about Organic Growth and UX with the IdeaSpace 2017 startups. This was a meetup event by Voyager DX (digital transformation).