In regards to the article, I completely agree with the idea of designers knowing how to code. When someone who doesn’t know how to code attempts to design a website in their program of choice (be it Photoshop, Fireworks, Gimp, etc) I feel that there is a lack of understanding of what they can actually do when it comes to developing the real site. Knowing the boundaries of what can and can’t be done with code is extremely beneficial during the design process because it allows you to design in a plausible way that can actually be created instead of something that looks great in Photoshop but is either impossible or will require a ton of Javascript or CSS3 that won’t be compatible cross-browser. Designing with what can be done with code in mind also makes the design to code process much simpler because if you design with things like padding and margins in mind, your design will not differ much from what the final result will be most likely so long as you know how to actually code what you’ve designed.

wynnrevised Here is a jpeg of my revised layout.

Assignment 4 PSD

Coded Layout