22 Feb '13, 3pm

Learning Rails made me a better designer: At 37signals, our designers write code. Not just HTML and CSS — Ruby...

Learning Rails made me a better designer: At 37signals, our designers write code. Not just HTML and CSS — Ruby...

At 37signals, our designers write code. Not just HTML and CSS — Ruby and JavaScript too. We can all get reasonably far implementing an idea before calling in a programmer for help. I was lucky to get a crash course in Rails when production for the new Basecamp was kicking into high gear. But even after a year in the trenches, I wasn’t confident I was Doing It Right™. So last fall I took the Rails for Designers class at The Starter League . Obviously, the class helped me get better at programming. I wasn’t expecting it to transform my design process — yet that’s exactly what happened. Before you can walk, you have to stand on your own feet. An interface isn’t just a series of static screens pasted together. It’s a flow, with inputs and outputs. You can’t truly evaluate an interface until you can use it, and you can’t use it until you build it. Anything less than the real th...

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