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Version Control for Designers

Version Control for Designers

All you programmers are spoiled with an organized development cycle.

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Guest [Entry]

"Subversion can be used for ""designer"" files/documents as well. It keeps track of versions, alterations and updates in files as you and your colleagues work on them.

You can organize your projects in a single repository as folder structure in multiple repositories. There are some free client tools out there, like TortoiseSVN for Windows or SVNX for Mac OS X.

Here is a tutorial to Subversion written from a designer's perspective: Subversion Workflow For Designers"
Guest [Entry]

Thare are some nice tutorial about Git for designers.
Guest [Entry]

"You didn't mention your operating system, but for Windows I know FileHamster is designed with designers in mind.

I've had no experience with it, just heard of it. Not sure if it is geared to be a mission critical robust revision control system, or more something like Time Machine on the Mac. YMMV."
Guest [Entry]

"I will say, consider your audience carefully. Most of my experiences with trying to get a group of designers to use version control have ended badly. Their brains just don't work in the same way as a developer.

Consider the mindset of your designers, and be flexible with considering other models, such as maybe having a couple tech-savvy designers act as the gatekeepers for those that would wish to avoid version control. Obviously there's scaling problems with that approach, but there's also problems with forcing version control on people who haven't bought into it and will likely ignore it."
Guest [Entry]

For an easy to use personal version control system I suggest FileHamster and software I wrote called FolderTrack (www.foldertrack.com) It will work with multiple editors.