To make any system work that relies on collaboration we first have to admit that what we are asking for is charity. Yes, there are great benefits when working closer together, many of which are long term gains and big picture wins. In this article however I’d like to focus on the thought process we must go through in order to create a healthy and productive collaborative environment.
As a front-end developer one of our main responsibilities is accessibility. I am sure there are some that would disagree with me, but for me it comes down to this: Accessibility means the front-end I write is accessible to more people and to me that’s what a front-end is all about. I promise I won’t say things like “social responsibility” and “the right thing to do” in this article. Those are just nice-to-haves, so let’s put the Karma aside for now and have a look at one aspect that’s cause of many disputes between designers and front-end developers.
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