If you’re a designer, you may have heard your developer compatriots talk about something called git. Git is the new hotness in what’s called version control or source control, which allows lots of people to work on the same codebase without stepping on each other’s toes.
Note for designers: all of this can be ignored. All you need to know is this: git is a magic box.
Unlike other magic boxes (famously known for containing all the evils of the world) git is friendly and largely idiot-proof. There are only a very limited number of transactions most any designer will ever need to have with it. Those are:
If you’re on top of these box-related endeavors, you’re good to go with git.
The thing about this magic box is that is speaks a dialect you’ll need to master if you and the box are ever going to see eye-to-eye. Happily, this is also easily accomplished via the below commands. Yes, designers, you will need to use some kind of command line interface, I’m sorry. The computer you’re using definitely has some kind of terminal application on it, and if you’re using a Mac, it’s even helpfully called Terminal.app.
And that’s it. Congratulations, you know git.