• Andy LeverenzAndy Leverenz, almost 6 years ago

    I have a similar mentality. Sometimes though...it just gets overwhelming. I realize you can't be the best at everything and never will. So it's best to focus on your craft, especially if it's something you enjoy doing.

    What worries me most are the job descriptions I've seen as of late for designer roles. You have to know so much to even get a foot in the door simply because it is what is "hot" right now.

    I remember when you needed to be a Photoshop wizard less than 5 years ago, but today if you use Photoshop you're a dinosaur ( at least that's the perception I get reading the job descriptions). The same is even more true for code, frameworks, JavaScript and more. You coded your website with only CSS and HTML? Blasphemy!

    4 points
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, almost 6 years ago

      *Total tangent:

      Funny thing; I haven't really touched code for ages, but I help our devs out with their CSS when something goes wrong. Why? Because I often know CSS better than they do.

      Using Sass and LESS and Bootstrap and whatnot has made people rely on frameworks or tools or wysiwygs and made them relax themselves when it comes to the actual language.

      As for how to keep up-to-date in these things; side projects. For example, I'm working on a video game engine. JavaScript. Many devs laughed at how I didn't use one of the existing frameworks, until I explained that I don't plan to finish. I plan to learn. JavaScript, in this instance.

      2 points