We’re hard at work on a new Rails app. We’re a small group of
developers…not a web designer in the bunch. We know CSS enough to be
dangerous, but we shy away from the “softer” skills (all the while
envious of those with that capability).
We intend to grow our application in terms of functionality, but I need
to make sure we keep an eye towards “prettying it up” down the line. At
some point, we’ll hire a real live designer to improve the look and
With this in mind, what should a Rails programmer do to make sure that
his application lends itself to the work of a talented designer
downstream? Is it enough to assign and id and class to every html
entity, or are there other things one should keep in mind?
The programming gods will reward you for any information you provide,
and I will be eternally grateful.