AMA: Brad Frost, Web Designer

7 years ago from Brad Frost, Brad Frost Web

  • Brad FrostBrad Frost, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    "Someone who makes things for the Web." That's probably how I would define "web designer." What "making things" actually means will no doubt vary from person to person, and that's OK.

    I recently talked about the notion of frontend design to highlight my own experiences as someone who's had a hard time fitting into any one bucket on a team. But some people do have clearly defined boundaries in their skill set; I call those people "bricks". But there are other people who straddle the line between a bunch of disciplines; I call them "mortar" people. Both bricks and mortar are necessary to build a stable wall, so whether you are a brick person (i.e. love doing backend work and don't want anything to do with UI code) or you're a mortar person (i.e. love UX design, semantic markup, and color theory), I hope you're able to thrive and excel in your work.

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