I am a ruby on rails developer that never actually dealt with graphical design.
We are currently about to release a product. And the application looks alright but not commercially viable. Thus the director decides to bring on board a freelance graphic designer. Graphic designer redesigns mockups and puts amazing, no, seriously I really liked it, amazing graphical Photoshopped design, basically where everything is drawn but not touchable. Please have a look:
And the he tells that the work of the graphic designer is finished. So DIY further: CUT the prototype and paste it in your web-site.... Eh-hem.... First of all, we have to purchase Adobe Photoshop for that purpose, secondly, we are having responsive web-site and the cut-and-pasted image would definitely look awkward when the height or width of the web-site changes, lastly cut images tend to grab background color which makes them unusable for in similar cases non-reusable (sorry for my English)
How is it generally done with the graphic designers? Do they really pass only HUGE images to the devs and ask them to CUT pngs in Photoshop, or do they have to provide the final solution for a developer so I can put my image tags with the image and transparent background... where required :)
PS. In no reason I want to blame Graphic Designers as such and just want to understand where his deliverables finish and my responsibilities start.
PSS. Please don't judge me heavily I am very new to the full web-development lifeCycle and learn from day to day basis