Ask DN: Where are all the UI engineers?

over 7 years ago from Mattan Ingram,

  • Tyler Cecchi, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    I'll add that seeing as the front end is trending toward component based UI and styles that compile to JS, specializing in CSS/HTML without any expertise in JS seems like it has a pretty short shelf life.

    It's only a matter of time before designers and front-end developers are the same person.

    4 points
    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 7 years ago

      I guess I should keep refining my JS skills.

      Haha most of the designers I know would be horrified by your last sentence, but deep down I agree.

      1 point
    • Florian Schulz, over 7 years ago

      Used to call them web designers 10 years ago.

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    • Account deleted over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      No way, man. I'd rather say designers will (should? would?) go further into User Experience and those more technical (coders) will stick with coding and light-weight programming. I know it's a current trend to mix all that but no good programmer will be a good designer. IMHO design should stick to the design thinking idea whereas coding should float towards efficient programming. Two different worlds.

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    • Tyce Clee, over 7 years ago

      No.. no no no. Designers, frontend designers / UI developers and frontend developers / JS engineers are 3 entirely separate fields of work / people. They're all working in tandem as exceptionally good specialists but they are not the same.

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