Does the rapid pace of change in web design and development concern you? Do you sometimes feel like you’re far behind everyone else? Do you ever worry how you’ll keep up and what might happen to your career if you don’t?
Do you set aside time each day to get better at the things you do? Do you find opportunities to practice and improve your skills in your day-to-day work? You need to do and to practice if you want to get better. That means making it a priority and setting aside time each day and week to practice what you do.
It’s been a few years, but I can still remember when I first started teaching myself how to build websites and how much I needed to learn. The obvious first step was learning html, which I was somewhat familiar with already. After that I had no idea where to turn next.
Every industry has debates where people on either side hold rigidly to a point of view without really thinking through the issue. The world of web design is no exception and one of the debates we seem to argue about is whether or not web designers need to code to be effective web designers.