• Daryl GinnDaryl Ginn, over 3 years ago

    Should designers code?

    16 points
    • Justin MezzellJustin Mezzell, over 3 years ago

      It’s a scientific fact that designers should code, break dance with broken legs, be able to recite every lyrics of Barenaked Ladies’ 1998 breakout hit “One Week”, divide by zero, complete at least one Olympic feat better than an Olympian, and/or hold a public office for no less than 17 years. These aren’t our standards by which to measure your candidacy as a designer, merely the universe’s.

      It’s just science and you can’t argue that.

      23 points
    • Drew Melton, over 3 years ago

      It depends on what kind of designer you are. I started out by learning HTML and building websites. In high school I got an internship at a local web design and development company where I learned to program in ASP/Access/Flash/PHP/etc. I can definitely hack my way through a Shopify theme tweak if I need. However, I don't consider this a necessity to being a good designer to be honest. I removes a barrier for certain personal projects (launching a small product line/etc) but otherwise it doesn't contribute to my design directly.

      In short — If you're really passionate about something don't let other people's requirements hold you back. Be curious, be passionate and go for it.

      5 points
    • Rogie KingRogie King, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

      document.getElementById('daryl-ginn').style.perspective = 'inherit';

      10 points