• Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, over 2 years ago

    Really DN? Dan says, hey don't forget to keep some perspective on whats important

    ...and we reply with caveats, complaints, and criticisms?

    Its a good message, a good reminder. Yes theres more too it, theres always more to it, but its a good reminder. Dan is doing awesome stuff and is entertaining. Design needs more doing, building, constructive critique and encouragement and less negativity and critique and caveat nit picking.

    *sigh /rant

    21 points
    • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 2 years ago

      The web design community has gone through a few waves of leadership over the years, but it's still relatively new and fractured. There are some who seem to prefer the "old guard" web standards warriors who seem to now be walking off into the sunset and spending a lot of time cynically whinging on podcasts about the good old days, while others prefer the "everything is awesome" model of leadership that I see on Twitter mostly who never had to go to war over the stuff we take for granted today.

      So yeah, I don't know how this new wave of high-fiving thought leaders are going to be greeted ultimately, but from what I can tell, reviews are mixed.

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      • Quentin Cole, over 2 years ago

        No one ever had to “go to war” over this stuff. Also, the whole life-is-work mentality is relatively new, at least in widespread expectation, in this industry. Driven by Silicon Valley startup culture. Work-life balance has never been more widely discouraged than now. If anything, Dann’s advice serves to return to healthier working habits in the web industry past.

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        • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 2 years ago

          Yes, I agree, & I don't have a problem with the message. I'm more or less fascinated by how this community has changed over time & what it expects from its leaders.

          When I say "go to war" I'm speaking of the fact that there was a lot more at stake in early days with regards to standards and browser wars and Flash and the best practices overall. The battles have been mostly won that younger designers enjoy today.

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