• Frank ChimeroFrank Chimero, over 9 years ago

    Both? :)

    Let's start with me: I have to acknowledge that this stuff is difficult, and it will take time and effort to understand.

    Now let's move on to everyone else: we need to do a better job of describing the connective tissue of making things for the web. Everyone is describing the one little piece they've created, but don't explain (or even reference!) the larger concepts of how all of these elements link together. This is, in my mind, just a symptom of the web stack being so deep. The more interconnected and complex a system becomes, the more difficult it is to tease it apart. You have to see the progress while it's happening to decipher it, so if you're like me and missed out on a couple years, you only see the tangle of christmas lights.

    And maybe that's why that post struck a chord with some folks. Understanding all of this feels more like deciphering a secret language than learning a new skill.

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