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I would hire you in an instant. Great work
Yeah we seem to disagree. I come from a code background and early in my career I did both design and development. But I have come to realise that this skill has little impact on how "good" a design is. Code illiterates can create amazing design, all you need is an understanding on how it works.
I still code for fun but rarely uses it professionally. Mainly because my code is not as good as that written by a real developer. I think it's too hard for most people to be good enough in both design and code to make the stuff you produce production ready. If it's not good enough to use for real, then you might as well use a visual prototyping tool.
My 2 cents
I think we're moving in the opposite direction. All fields (design, ux, front end) are way more advanced today then say 5 years ago. To be a top tier designer you have to have a strong understanding of classic design principles, stay up to date with all the tools, all new frameworks, design processes, be great at communication your decisions and to sell your design (to clients or internally), etc.
If you besides that want to be a skilled front end developer and write production ready code, well good luck with that. You can be average at both, or really great at one.
No matter who is "right" or "wrong" in any specific case, there is one thing I have noticed: Designer often come from a background where soft skills like how to give constructive feedback and how to nurture a creative environment is essential. Many developers lack in this area.
It's not uncommon for developers to be very blunt/rude when voicing their opinions or to just change stuff in the design without telling anyone (likely to avoid social interaction). When invited to join the projects early they perform badly and their behaviour lowers team morale.
During my 10 years at a number of different companies I have never met designers who act like this, but a good share of developers do (of course designers can be douches in many ways too).
Solution? Social skill should be valued higher when recruiting developer. Make sure that they are good team players. Also, tech schools should teach more about working in a creative environment.
How future proof are all these and will you be able to export your data if the service is closed?
I have used Evernote for 9 years now and it doesn't feel like they will shut down any time soon. 13000 notes so far (mostly pictures) and no problems.
I have been using Evernote for this for 8 years now. I have tens of thousands of images and notes saved. For me it's important that the company feels stable and serious. Many of the alternatives have nicer interfaces and stuff, but who knows when they will shut down.
I emailed them about that. Apparently they are "in the process of updating" their pricing.
But they also said that their basic package starts at $22 per user per month.
Way to expensive imho.
Will you support pages eventually? Hundreds of art boards looks cool but it doesn't really offer a good overview. The ability to organise your document by pages would be great.
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