Ask DN: Where are all the UI engineers?

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

  • 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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