Webdev:Design Gotchas

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Many designs given to webdev are missing certain elements or have common layout issues that affect buildout. Below is a list of them.

Common Design Issues

  • Variable content
    • Different languages have longer or short text lengths, this affects height and width of elements
    • Content changes over time, design should be flexible enough to handle changes
    • Form field labels can't be next to form fields
  • Error states and messaging
    • Every form needs to have error styling and messaging for error conditions
  • Interaction states/flows
    • Many UI elements have hover/up/down states that need to be designed
  • Link colors and underlines are often missing
  • Color palette - would be nice to have
  • Examples of base font sizes and styling for headers, links, lists, bold, etc.