While fully agreeing with the importance of code literacy for designers, I started to wonder exactly in which situations designers might want to do some actual coding themselves, and in which they shouldn't. I wrote an article about it, and I thought I'd post here the link to the article, together with the entire content. It's meant to be more of a discussion starter, so your comments are welcome!
Does anyone know how you can PREVENT the iPhone from taking a string
of numbers and trying to convert it to a phone number? I know that
there are ways to code a link as a phone number, but we have several
strings of numbers on a mobile site that we want to prevent from
being converted to a useless phone number.
I did some searching, but couldn't find anything relevant.
Could anybody suggest standards or practices, or just tips and tricks,
for redundant coding by shape of items in a large business analysis
This is a very large information flow diagram going through several
iterations. It is done on Visio and sections or the entire image are
output on huge sheets of paper with an HP designjet plotter. Right now
it has six "pastel" coding colors but it might pick up more.