10 comments

  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

    Several valid points, but remember that dead horse badge created for flat design?

    5 points
    • Rik LomasRik Lomas, 3 years ago

      Hehe, yeh, the original first line to the article was "I know this has been done to death but..."

      1 point
      • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, 3 years ago

        To be fair, you didn't post it on DN. And I don't mean to bash you for writing it, I just don't think it deserves top spot on DN. Then again, I'm a guilty contributor by commenting on it twice.

        Cheers, man.

        3 points
  • Chris GillisChris Gillis, 3 years ago (edited 3 years ago )

    As a designer, you should have knowledge of the systems you are designing for be that print, desktops, mobile, tablet, billboards, stadiums, footwear, etc...it's pretty simple.

    4 points
  • Liam CreanLiam Crean, 3 years ago

    I code. I design. I write. I cook. I walk the dog...

    I like doing/learning. The right and left side of the brain are proven to be the areas that give us empathy/understanding and the bigger picture on one hand, and focus on the other — NOT the aged–old logic/creativity theory. (source: http://www.echoandrepeat.com/video/rsa-animate-the-divided-brain) — If you want to learn to understand both, you can (talent is another matter entirely).

    What I've find is that developers who understand design are actually are a rarer beast than designers who understand development (now expected). So for me the question "why" is mute - should we not now expect this of both disciplines, to properly understand processes and limitations — for a balanced end product?

    2 points
  • Hery RatsimihahHery Ratsimihah, 3 years ago

    That's cool! Any other developer doing the Design+Code Giveway? Here's my WIP: https://github.com/hery/DN

    0 points
  • Konrad KolasaKonrad Kolasa, 3 years ago

    When I was seeking for job offers in the last time, I found that many of them required a knowledge of Xcode and implementation skills (in iOS designer branch of course). I think that it's a good point to have on board a designer, who's not only painter/artist/pixel-pusher, but who can participate in the project also outside of .psd. I can code a little bit, I appreciate this skill, but I'll never say "coder" about myself :P

    0 points
    • mewo a, 3 years ago

      I agree with this, theres a distinction between knowing how to build an entire app and being a designer that can jump into xcode or a rails app and touch up a view when needed.

      1 point
  • Jesse HeadJesse Head, 3 years ago

    If this isn't one of the all time most talked about topics on DN.

    0 points
  • Brett FloraBrett Flora, 3 years ago

    I'm a designer and due to constraints (non-profit, one other guy on the project) I'm also coding. Waist deep in Sass, JavaScript, PHP with foundation and drupal.

    It's not all that great ;-)

    Disclaimer: I also have no idea what I'm doing. I'm like that little kid at the beach who tries to body surf the big waves and gets a mouthful of ocean floor. But, hey, learning!

    0 points