Part II of III in the wd_s Series: Part II: Project Scaffolding with wd_s Part III: …You’ll have to wait and see! A new project comes in: scoped, and all. Client provides Photoshop comps, sweet! Who is going to write the first line of code? ¯_(?)_/¯ It could be you, and you’re setting the tone for the rest of the project. Project scaffolding can be fun, and can be daunting. Here are some things I learned getting wd_s set up on a new project recently: Fonts. Fonts? Fonts! FONTS!!! Most likely the design is not using Arial, Georgia, or Webdings. Was the designer smart enough to include the fonts with the PSDs? Hopefully, they used fonts that have web-friendly versions hosted by Google Fonts, or Typekit. However, that’s not always the case. Recently, I had to sort through dozens of PSDs that had a plethora of font family variants, and some of which had no compatible web-friendly version. I was forced to create a spreadsheet and parse each PSD for font family variants, and see what each file contained. It ended up that of the dozens of desktop font files provided, only about 60% were used in the PSDs, and some of the fonts were not even provided, nor were they all properly licensed. Therefore
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