3 Ways Developers and Designers Can Use Project Collaboration Tools

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Designing websites with multiple parties involved can be a challenge. Back and forth communications, multiple team meetings, waiting for feedback on collaborative ideas, and struggling to track status and organize projects between various touch-points can be a lot to manage. For web developers and designers, there is no longer need to struggle through communications and processes when working on web designs.

Thanks to a wide array of collaborative tools for developers, designers, and their teams, these obstacles overcome fairly easily, leading to higher efficiency, productivity, and leaving less room for errors. Below we discuss three ways developers and designers can use project collaboration tools.

  1. Involve the team in real-time collaboration for brainstorming, development, and design. Collaboration tools enable teams to brainstorm and develop projects in real time or by leaving communications for later use in one all-purpose user hub. From simple first stage sketches to fully realized ideas, all minds can work together. Developers’ back-end needs, from coding to web publishing, and designers’ front facing needs, like color palettes and typography, can be easily balanced with the aid of collaborative tools that keep all parties informed. Additionally, these tools can be shared with clients and other team members, keeping all ideas in one spot for the easy meshing of ideas and balancing of competing needs.

  2. Testing and presentations with clients. A huge benefit of using collaborative tools is the ability to present the project to clients for feedback throughout the process. The ease with which projects can be shared allows designers to obtain feedback from the clients as the project evolves, eliminating costly and time-consuming fixes after an entire project is complete. This functionality also allows for convenient testing. Having clients and users test sites as they are in progress will also identify any issues early in the development process, keeping projects on track and producing the best possible results for both clients and users.

  3. Manage teams, assign tasks, organize projects, and track changes. Collaboration tools can be thought of like a project manager. They allow users to keep a running list of tasks to complete, notate what has been done, organize projects and their components, and assign tasks to specific team members. These tools can house team style-guides, filter feedback to pertinent parties, update all team members on project status and needs, and allow for easy communication between all team members and users within one collective home. Collaboration tools work as a one-stop shop for project management and organization.

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