May 14, 2009

Being Pixel Perfect - Part 1

As developers we code for functionality/business rules/performance, and measure/test them to claim being "done" on a story.

We haven't yet put "conform to UI spec" in our done list (because it is hard to measure/test), which causes many issues like -
  • not being able to get a true sense of completeness/progress
  • designers complain that most front-end developers don’t seem to respect the designs when they build the templates. They just align stuff approximately, don’t notice all the details
This causes a big quality issue in our software that we (developers) don't notice/acknowledge.

I challenge us to add "conform to UI spec" in our done list to take our application quality to the next level.

I will post my thoughts and findings on how to achieve this in future posts...

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