• Megan CleggMegan Clegg, over 4 years ago

    "CSS and HTML (the languages themselves) are too unwieldy to be able to actually design with (is this a flexbox? what align-self? or is it a float?... )"

    This comes closest to my reasoning. I learned how to code in HTML 5/CSS 3 years ago and have fully coded client's websites in the past. But I'm not good at languages in general (trying to learn Spanish did not go well for me) so being fluent in code is extremely difficult. Even the basic stuff. When I'm coding, I have to fully immerse myself in it (it's not like riding a bike, not at ALL) and that ends up overtaking my time as a designer - which is really the priority here.

    Like others in this thread, I understand the concepts behind coding enough to work well with developers and understand how they are building my designs, and that feels like a better way of working.

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    • Olivier FOlivier F, over 4 years ago

      "This comes closest to my reasoning."

      Thank-you for chiming in. I'm surprised at how few people related to that point. I'm primarily a dev, but when I immerse my head in code I lose the sense of creativity that I can have in front of a free-form canvas. What little design ability I have suffers when I get tangled in z-index and myriad other gotchas of CSS.

      CSS to me quickly becomes a constraint instead of an enabler of creativity.

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