Ask DN: Where are all the UI engineers?

almost 6 years ago from Mattan Ingram, http://mattaningram.com

  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, almost 6 years ago

    I am in full agreement. I'm doing my best to convince them that you can't just spread CSS responsibility across JS devs and expect the same level of polish or coherence as having the people who actually designed the feature build the interactions and the style framework.

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    • Mike BusbyMike Busby, almost 6 years ago

      Yes exactly, the simple truth is the position is different, its a design type job. It's visual. Sure learning "code" (lets be real, CSS / HTML isn't code) is hard to do, and is very difficult to master and use at scale, but I think thats just a necessity digital product designers have to learn.

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      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, almost 6 years ago

        I try to tell designers that CSS isn't that scary, it's just like object or layer attributes in Illustrator or Sketch. There is a lot to learn, but the basics are straightforward and mostly in plain English.

        That being said, we need someone who knows more than the basics.

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        • Mike BusbyMike Busby, almost 6 years ago

          This is the big problem, even with other engineers (js, back end, etc)

          While it's easy to learn and use at a basic level, it's surprisingly hard to use at scale or build very complex components

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