Getting Responsify out there!
After a few months hard work I’ve finally been able to get Responsify to the stage where I feel comfortable putting it out there and seeing how well it’s received. I’ll be honest, I get very nervous about how others will perceive my work and I guess this is something I need to get over and embrace feedback, whether good or bad as I know it will always be beneficial to me. So if there is anything at all that you think would help me improve Responsify, please take a few minutes and get in touch, I would be very grateful!
So why did I make it?
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a student in my Final year and Responsify started as my Major project, but I see it as much more than a University project. It’s a tool I hope will help out others in the industry and I intend to continue its development after I graduate. I am a huge fan of Responsive design, not because it’s cool or trendy, but because it allows us to tailor the experience that a user receives on their device. I love the fact that we are no longer designing for a fixed canvas, the desktop browser.
What have I learned?
I’m a designer, I’ve never strayed much into web development, so having the option to choose what I wanted to create was excellent, I could do design and development. I suppose there is an argument that I should have played to my strengths and created something more design focused, but I feel that it’s always good to challenge yourself, knowing that you will learn loads along the way! I now have a much better understanding of web development, using PHP and jQuery and I’m eager to keep learning more. So no matter what grade I get, I know I’ve gained a lot from this project so far!
I must give a shout out to Simon Fraser, who has been a great help to me when I was struggling to get something to work, which usually turned out to be stupidly simple. I have learned a huge amount from him! So thanks Simon!
I don’t really have much more to say other than this post should’ve been up a couple of days ago. It wasn’t my intention to work over the weekend but I ended up writing this post, so it’s not so bad! Anyway, I hope that you find Responsify useful and can use it as a starting point for your next Responsive website.