Meta Refresh 2013

The design and engineering of user interface on the web

Why can't we be friends?

Submitted by Sunil Pai (@threepointone) on Dec 13, 2012

Section: Process Technical level: Intermediate Session type: Discussion Status: Submitted


The great designer-developer treaty negotiations of 2013.



Every day, the same damn noise.

You walk in, grab some coffee. 10 mins later, the developers and designers set out to kill each other.

  • "This can't be converted to html, css isn't good enough for it. Don't you understand the medium?"
  • "Yeah well, the psd was clear about the whitespace, you just didn't care"
  • "Perhaps I should visit each of our 100k visitors and give them your custom font pack cd?"
  • "This change should only take 5 minutes, what's taking you so long?"
  • "It's been a week and you're just finishing the logo?!"
  • "this isn't what I designed at all"
  • "this design involves breaking a law of physics"
  • "%#$%@&"
  • "%$#@$%#W$#"

Every. Damn. Day.

I have some ideas on how to fix it. Let's talk.

Speaker bio

Sunil Pai is a modern day hippie who's afraid of design reviews, exception handling, and bellybuttons.

He's spoken at hasgeek and blorejs events and worked at a bunch of places, including visa, yahoo, idiom, the GOI, and his uncle's garage.


  • Sunil Pai (@threepointone) Proposer 7 years ago

    If there are any specific issues that you’d like me to talk about, drop a comment!

  • Jitendra Vyas (@jitendravyas) 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago)

    ha ha ha it will be too good, but not easy. It will be interesting to know what solutions you would suggest

    Some more ideas:-
    This interaction will not work on IE and i don’t want to use images

    Please follow a pattern in design don’t make every page looks like a new page

    This is not designed to keep responsive in mind

    Webkit is not the only browser on mobile

    Why you are giving round edges to everything?

    Why you are not making design according to grid system I’m using?

    don’t make that much good design for this client. he is not going to pay much :-)

    Why every time you forget to provide hover and active state of elements in PSD?

    Don’t make too many type of headings. We have H1 to H6 use them wisely

  • Praveen Kumar (@apnerve) 7 years ago

    Brilliant proposal!

  • Ashwan Lewis (@ashwan) 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago)

    Sunil, you should use this link to your talks!

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