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5.1 What is developer handoff?

We’ve put in the work, and now it’s time to turn pixels into code! In this lesson, you’ll learn what developer handoff is, its challenges and how to make it successful.

Key learnings

  • Make sure your developers have everything they need: wireframes, mockups, style guides, and documentation!

  • Handoff is all about building a shared language. Try to distill the foundations and patterns of your design into cohesive rules that devs can turn into code.

  • There’s no need for the Mac app or any third-party plugins to hand off your designs. Simply invite developers as Viewers to your Workspace for free and start the conversation!


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Joseph Todaro

Product Designer

Joseph brings over a decade of product, design, and education experience at companies like Sketch or InVision.

While designing in-flight entertainment software at Fuse IFX, he migrated his team to Sketch – a tool that would go on to change the way he works. Eventually, he founded as a side project to share his knowledge and passion for the tool.