Learning to code offers designers many advantages.
According to a 2015 survey, 38% of designers surveyed used HTML/CSS as their primary tool for prototyping (the closest competitor received only 18% of the vote).
In addition to prototyping, learning to code helps designers…
- Create a common language between designers and developers
- Ensure the creative vision is carried through from concept to execution
- Reduce the number of mock-ups generated
- Explore new technologies
… and let's not forget, that it dramatically increases the number of job opportunities available to designers.
The problem is learning to code isn’t easy.
In today’s web, knowing HTML and CSS is just the start. Turning a mock-up into working code often takes no less than 4 different programming languages working together, in a Beethoven-esque symphony.
There are many great tutorials available that focus on individual programming languages. However, they often leave out the additional skills that are necessary to help move from their example to your real project.
You've learned the basics, I'll help you learn the rest.
Over the last decade, I've helped many designers apply the basic skills they've learned through tutorials to their real work. I'd like to help you too.
I'm currently developing the first course, Getting your team on the same page with Style Guides. This FREE course will cover:
- Planning reusable components for your design system
- Documenting your components for your development team
- Organizing your style guide using Brad Frost’s Patternlab
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