Friends Romans Country[wo]men
In an attempt to attend DreamForce this year – I will conquer the Atlantic! – I’ve written up a white paper on a set of tools and workflows that I’ve found superb in more ways than one. I’d be happy & ecstatic(hapstatic?) if you could take a gander at my paper and, if it tickles your fancy, give it your vote. The idea itself describes the paper, but I failed to proof read it (and shock! Horror! There is no edit capability) so I’ll post a more refined version here,
Rapid application development is one of the strongest selling points of Salesforce and Force.com Platform; one that I’ve personally experienced time and time again. However, when it comes to translating that beautiful design document into a VisualForce interface, going from the design bits
to a cross-browser, standards-compliant site prototype can be troublesome and often takes several days… and let’s be honest, potentially weeks.
This paper discusses best practices when rapidly prototyping VisualForce pages using a tool set called the 960 Grid System; a free set of design & design-translation tools that helps traditional web developers rapidly build super-slick sites. Think it sounds too good to be true? The above design document was translated into a VisualForce page in less than 6 hours; is standards-compliant; and will work in most (if not all) modern browsers.
Lend me your ears, and I’ll give you the knowledge to get your quality product to market more quickly & efficiently than ever before.
I’ve also included a short screencast which touches on these points,
If it doesn’t make it into the chosen list of white papers I’ll post a tutorial and the page code here, but I’ve got my fingers crossed ;)