Ask DN: Should I learn to code?

over 7 years ago from Dan Wilkinson, Web Designer

  • Todd Padwick, over 7 years ago

    Learning to code was the best thing I ever did. I am a strong believer that half the creative design process is in the development especially now that animation and interaction are so heavily integrated in web design. I love being able to take a project from conceptual stages all the way through to the finished product. The best way to learn is to simply keep re designing and re building your portfolio site. Each time you do it, your development skills will get better and better.

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    • Dan WilkinsonDan Wilkinson, 7 years ago

      This is another reason why I'm swung towards learning to code. I feel like sometimes my ideas are lost in the development process with animation, interaction, etc.

      You seem like you're at the position I'd like to be at, I'd imagine that since you've learned to code and take on the development side of the projects that your design work has improved too?

      Thanks for the comment Todd :-)

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      • Todd Padwick, 7 years ago

        yes it definately has. Makes a big difference. It can be a frustrating learning process, but keep at it. its worth it.

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