The Designer & Programmer: Team/Relationship[Advice]
To begin, I hope this doesn't read as desperate or violate any rules (I read them.) Also sorry if this is the wrong section, it was my best guess.
In short(if you don't want to read the explanation), I want to know: how common is there a partnership between designers and coders?
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Basically, I'm a graphic designer and illustrator. I've picked up a few books in the coding genre, I took a little introductory programming class and I guess then I'm alright on the basics.(As far as what can and can't be done.) The thing is I just don't like code and it doesn't always click with me.
Typically I'd be fine with that, but pretty regularly I can mock up what I think would be a pretty rad web design, interface, or just something random. Then the problem arises, I have no clue how I would make it real. I know a lot of designers do this just as hobby, but I wouldn't mind taking a step up and actually making some stuff real once in a while.
Or sometimes I get a client for a a website and I want to do some amazing design "thing" but I can't quite grasp where to put the margins or something to make it right. (I mean, it took me forever to figure out that text indent:-9999px thing.)
Anyway, I have way more experience as a designer than I do with any code so that's where I feel most comfortable, and heard about how some coders pair up with designers pretty often. Is this true or false, if it's true, any advice how I might go about trying that out?
The solution may very well be for me to suck it up and somehow find time to learn all the code stuff, but I just don't see if that's very possible for me right now.
Thanks for your help, by the way I have nothing but respect for coders/programmers. The work is always fascinating. Thanks for your help.
Last edited by IvoryTower; 03-12-2012 at 09:52 AM..