I have a strange feeling that my coding skills is killing my creativity. Let me explain I design and build web site for years. First I was a designer, but there was never someone who could code what I designed so I begin to learn to code. Since I touched to a lot of things : PHP, Ruby, Node.js and also After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D, etc… I also have a degree in Art. And last years I spent too much time to find the best tools to code my designs like CoffeeScript, Backbone.js, Angular.js, Ember.js, Prismic CMS, static site generators, replacing jQuery by Ender, ruby vs node…
My mind is always thinking about the best practices, but there is never a perfect solution and each time that I learn something new there is already something better.
I would like to know if there're designers who experience the same issues as me ? And how they deal with it ? How they find balance to stay creative and be up-to-date on best practices ?