We Don’t Need More Designers Who Can Code(medium.com)

over 8 years ago from Saneef Ansari, Consultant Designer & Developer

  • Drew BeckDrew Beck, over 8 years ago

    I haven't been in situations with developers who were great at CSS/HTML and enjoyed it. Most of the time folks are super stoked when you say you can take care of the nitty gritty of implementation. Especially because 99% of the time the designer is going to have 10 small changes that they need to get it perfect — so much easier for everybody involved in the designer can own that and make the changes themself.

    I was in charge of getting a website built for my company recently — I was busy on the product so we farmed out our public-facing site. The implementation of the approved design was going terribly; it was clear that whoever was actually doing the coding didn't have a design eye and wouldn't go the extra mile to make sure the design as approved worked correctly and elegantly across many browsers.

    I signed off on a shitty version and fixed it myself in a day. Having that skill meant that the site launched to my satisfaction. If I couldn't code we'd have a piece of poop out there instead of a pretty solid marketing site.

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