• John PJohn P, over 2 years ago

    I learnt to code as a teenager in the IE6 days because it was the only way as someone interested in design to make things online really.

    I never fully went into being developer apart from a brief few months doing front end but I often use code in my design work to prototype things or do creative coding style work.

    The idea of doing it full time and building things other people designed sucked the fun out of it for me so I stuck to designing, although it's a useful skill if you want to work closely with developers and speak their language.

    That said I'd never recommend designers to code, all too often it's used as a way to take tedious work away from developers and almost no one pays designers more for learning to code or taking on this work.

    3 points