Ask DN: Should I learn to code?

over 7 years ago from Dan Wilkinson, Web Designer

  • Todd Padwick, over 7 years ago

    I would be concerned that jumping straight into Javascript would be too daunting for someone new to coding. I would suggest getting to grips with html and css first would be a more comfortable learning curve. Then start involving jquery which is a good starting point with js. And for 90% of websites, its all you need.

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    • Joshua Crowley, over 7 years ago

      Sure - you'll need to learn some HTML and CSS to do anything in the browser. That goes without saying. But that's just markup. It's trivial to learn the basics and barely an introduction to programming.

      I think designers (myself included) spend a lot of time learning front end techniques that are actually really tedious and hard. I don't think we need more designers that can front end - I think we need more designers that understand what coding is about holistically and can augment their design process instead of trying to do two jobs.

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