The Difference Between Designers and Developers

What is a designer’s role?

A designer is someone who defines exactly what your website should look like and how it should behave. There are many different types of designers, but as a non-technical founder, you should try to hire a generalist UX designer.

What is a developer’s role?

A developer’s job is to take the designer’s mocks, and implement them on the web. They should be the expert on how the web works, and will make suggestions for how to implement the designer’s vision in a less expensive or more practical way.

What should you do?

The best approach you can take is to fill your most pressing need. If you’re a founder with a background in design, hire a developer.

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