A substantial segment of the design community is divided on whether designers should code. Some prefer to seek unicorns who can accomplish both, while others claim they don’t exist or are merely a nuisance. Many designers believe that designers and developers should collaborate, but each discipline should stick to its expertise. Others are unconcerned about professionals wearing numerous hats. Many developers regard designers who code as a threat, whilst others regard them as welcome colleagues who have learned their language. The sweet spot, known as “shared understanding,” is most likely somewhere in the middle. Knowing a little code does not require a designer to become an experienced coder, but rather to grasp the developer’s point of view.
The user interface, or “presentation layer,” is a designer’s playground, but focusing just on it is analogous to merely looking at the outside of a building. Great designers recognize that understanding the technology underpinnings that provide their ideas not only makes a designer more impressive but also considerably improves their career prospects.
Designers would benefit greatly from learning the “front end” (the presentation layer) driven by HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets, a language that describes the component styles in an HTML document), and they might be surprised at how simple it is to learn the basics.
Learning how to develop the front-end UI and evaluating it allows designers to see how things look when viewed on different devices right away. Designers who experiment with HTML and CSS will discover that everything is measured in pixels (other measurement units such as “ems” and percentages will eventually be translated to pixels).
Knowledge measurements and code structure, as well as how pages are displayed, can provide you with a better understanding of the front-end development process. As a result, designers will have to think more carefully about their designs and how to make them more efficient for that process. They will understand what is easily accomplished and what is more difficult.
Would it be easier to have love relationships if men and women could read each other’s minds? Some people believe so. The same is true for designers and developers.
Knowing how developers operate and what they require to execute their work can make a designer an invaluable member of any multidisciplinary team. This method is excellent for internal communications as well as idea pitches because they will have a better notion of what to expect from the other team members. If designers can do this, they will be in a far better position to offer clients more strong solutions.
Working with other teams requires adaptability and flexibility, as well as the capacity to undertake a wide range of projects and take on a wide range of tasks. Is there any designer out there who wouldn’t like to have an advantage over others when it comes to highly sought-after jobs at exciting startups or large established tech firms?
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