Prototyping excellence: a Design+Content-first approach to websites

Prototype clean, beautiful sites that users enjoy and clients can easily collaborate on and understand. We’ll introduce kalastatic, the open-source Kalamuna prototyping tool that co-exists with Drupal themes, Wordpress, and stand-alone sites, and consumes JSON from Drupal 7, 8 or other services. 

A solid prototyping framework should put in practice atomic web design principles to produce a living styleguide to guide back-end implementations in a framework agnostic approach. It should serve as a point of convergence between front-end development, back-end development, and content strategy.

 

BENEFITS TO THIS APPROACH

  1. Enable designers and front-end developers to focus on their craft instead of struggling with poorly documented CMS APIs and configurations.
     
  2. Drive design thinking early in the project lifecycle by giving clients something they can see and understand.
     
  3. Provide a litmus test against style regressions during development by using the prototype as a living style guide.
     
  4. Accelerate development by using a workspace for front-to-back and back-to-front collaboration.
     
  5. Craft small sites with fun and fury, not tedium and infinite clicks.

 

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 4:30pm

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