An experienced designer never tries to cover up layout deficiencies with superfluous design elements that got slapped on just to look pretty. Another rookie mistake: using transparent fonts, short headers, and decorative pictures that can’t possibly reflect the product’s working reality.
All these bad decisions take place at the development stage, when devs unwittingly use the actual font color without taking transparency into account. Or when a tester begins filling out the database, but the tested version of the app no longer has any of the pretty pictures that the designer used in their layout. Then, invariably, the client will demand to know why the application doesn’t match the design you created. We address all these common mistakes in this video.