Ask DN: Should I learn to code?

over 7 years ago from Dan Wilkinson, Web Designer

  • Q ManningQ Manning, 7 years ago

    If you want, absolutely.

    I taught myself design & web development at the same time - way back when it all started, in the late 1990s. Those skills combined allowed my career to follow the trajectory it did, but more importantly, as a designer, it helped me be a better designer.

    Knowing the limitations and the abilities of the platform you're deploying on means designing closer to what you'll actually see on the page.

    So go for it!

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