• Manny Larios, 7 months ago

    I'm in a similar situation. I learned to code because I wanted to know what my limitations as a designer were when designing sites: Semantic HTML, CSS (Flex and Grid), and some JS (though that's my weakest language and still requires tons of Google-ing for me). After a couple of years of trial and error, I've began learning React and the basic fundamental knowledge I had for JS helped speed up the process for React. I now design and prototype with code and have been told by multiple developers that they appreciate having a designer that understands the fundamentals of web development and not presenting blue-sky designs like they are used to. I wouldn't call myself a developer either, but on my resume I do have something along the lines of "UX/UI Designer with a fundamental understanding of front-end languages." I would recommend all UI Designers take some courses on front-end languages — it'll raise your stock in a lot of people's eyes.

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