One of the things I am interested as a designer is how we can work better with
developers. If you are lucky enough to work as part of an in-house team you
probably (hopefully) have a stronger relationship with developers than those
of use who only come in as consultants. Often as a consultant, the only
contact we have with the development team might be through the project
manager or technical lead. So we must rely on our design documents to
deliver our message.
Although we would all like our deliverables to be developer-friendly, they
don't always turn out that way.
YouTube has changed their design recently. One thing they did right about
the change initially - they didn't force the change: an unobtrusive message
had invited you to "try" the new layout before you switch.
I received the below message. I bet Jakob Nielsen gets a gazillion of such
e-mails every day. Anyway, the gist of it is ... "How dare you claim to lead
us if your site looks like such crap?" Like I said, I bet Jakob gets a
gazillion of these every day.
So after my message is my response tot his person. The gist of that is to