How to improve communication between developers and designers on web projects

Developers and designers have very different job profiles. In fact, they also have very different perspectives, i.e. different ways in which they look at the same thing.

One example: While a website designer looks at the whole external feel of a design, sets the scope for it and decides on how people connect with it, the job of a developer is very different. He or she is the one who has to make that idea work seamlessly on the inside, using code to its best advantage.

With job descriptions that are so different, there is one thing that is of extreme importance: how the idea of the “external” web design connects with the internal workings of the project in order to make it a seamless experience.

Only when developers and designers work as a team, will the end user be able to truly benefit from the application. It’s only then that they will get a product that looks great, is easy to use and is relatively error-free.

So, today we’re going to look at the communication between developers and designers. And how we can improve it.
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8 powerful Usersnap features you probably don’t know about

Over the last three years, Usersnap has grown to a fully fledged bug tracking and feedback tool. It has become the go-to tool for large-scale enterprises, as well as small & young software startups.

Today, I’m going to show you eight hidden gems which you probably haven’t discovered.

Stay with me and impress your colleagues in your next meeting.
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How to manage your software development project without a project manager!

When resources are limited you might face the challenge of building and developing a new software without having a full-time project manager.

The tasks of project management in software development aren’t easy. But here’s the good news:

In this article, I’m going to show you how to successfully manage your software project without having the skills and resources of a project manager.
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6 Effective Ways to Collect Customer Feedback

You’ve just launched your new product or you just finished building a new website, and now you wonder what your customers think about those changes.

In this post I’m going to show you how to collect customer feedback in the best and easiest way possible.

Let’s get started.

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Our review of Docker for Mac

We at Usersnap are huge Docker fans. And we’re not only big fans, but also making use of Docker for a couple of microservices, websites and minor apps we’ve built.

So, today I’m very excited to share our first review of Docker for Mac with you. Docker for Mac is publicly available since June 20th. I hope you’re as excited as I am 🙂
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Bug Tracking with TFS & Usersnap [Integration Update]

If you’re already using Team Foundation Server and/or Usersnap for tracking bugs and collecting issues, you’ll be probably interested in the following story.

A couple of days ago, we released a new version of our TFS bug tracking integration offering a new OAuth connection. Yay!

So, let’s make tracking bugs & collecting feedback with Team Foundation Server even better.
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User Acceptance Testing explained in 8 GIFs

Not long ago we published the post “Bug tracking explained in funny GIFs“. We had a lot of fun writing it and got a lot of positive reactions. Therefore, we decided to write another post about a topic that is equally relevant to us: User Acceptance Testing. Many of our customers use Usersnap for User Acceptance Testing and we have written a few serious articles about this topic.

If you are new here: User Acceptance Testing is often the last step in software development. The idea is to test if a product works for the user. If you want to read more about how to get started with UAT we have some interesting articles for you. If are just here for the fun, read on! 🙂

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Please NEVER use these phrases when talking to developers

I’ll never forget the first time, I made a gaffe. I had no clue what my colleague was actually doing in his role of a web developer.

I had no experience in web development and somehow I just said: ”That cannot be that difficult, right?”

Ups. I just made a big mistake.

My colleague on the other side, simply looked annoyed. And a bit frustrated. So, please do me a favor, and avoid the following phrases. Simply avoid saying these things. Please.

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